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Statement of Provision  

Co-op Academy Brierley is a Generic Special School in Leeds catering for pupils aged between 5 and 16 years old with a range of identified SEN needs including Complex Communication, Autism, Spectrum Condition (ASC), Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD).

Co-op Academy Brierley provides high quality specialist teaching to support SEND learners in a specialist environment whilst developing community relationships, supporting provision in mainstream schools and preparing our young people for adulthood. Our aim is to provide an inclusive education where children develop independent learning skills and are taught according to their needs, whatever their age, gender, background beliefs or abilities.

Places are filled by children following an EHC plan assessment and consultation with parents where a need for specialist provision has been identified.


Admissions to the School 

Co-op Academy Brierley is a special school which provides 200 places for children [of both sexes] in the age range 5-16 years with a range of identified SEN needs. 

For a child to be admitted, the school must be named, by a local authority, in the child’s education health and care plan (‘EHCP’). 

Parents wishing their children to benefit from our provision should ask their local authority to name our Academy in their child’s EHCP. 

A local authority can also refer a child to Co-op Academy Brierley to be assessed for an EHCP plan or following a change in the child’s circumstances for his or her needs to be assessed or reassessed. Any assessment should be completed within the 20 weeks set out in the SEND Code.

Children being assessed for an EHCP will be dual registered and return, full time, to their mainstream school if the LA decides not to issue an EHCP.  

For further information on our school, and the process for obtaining a place please discuss this with your Caseworker or contact Leeds SEND Information Advice and Support Partnership (formally Parent Partnership Service) on Helpline number 0113 3951200 or