Fitzroy Academy is co-educational and provides places for up to 40 children and young people, from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4. Some post 16 students will remain at Fitzroy Academy should it be deemed the most suitable environment to continue their education. The school is non-denominational and has a secular ethos, but respects the cultural needs and religious beliefs of all.
Children and young people must be in school years 3 to 11 (minimum age of 7 years and maximum age 18). The school is specifically focused on the education of young people who are at significant risk and have special educational needs, although the absence of an Education, Health and Care Plan will not necessarily be a restrictive factor in offering a placement to a student.
Admission into the school is through a referral for a placement with New Reflexions Ltd. The school is part of a holistic package of care, education and therapy. However, day placements are also available, thus offering access to the education team and therapy teams but not the care team.
Students may be referred to The Fitzroy Academy at any time during the academic year. Referrals may come in different ways:
- Via the parent care company: Unless attending a mainstream school, young people of statutory school age residing with the company may attend The Fitzroy Academy. Placements will be on a full time programme basis, sometimes with the supplement of alternative providers. This will be confirmed following the collation of the appropriate educational reports and referral information.
- Via a Local Authority (e.g. Shropshire) as a day placement: Local authorities may refer a student for whom Fitzroy Academy is felt to be an appropriate placement.
- Via a parent, with the agreement of their Local Authority.
As much information as is available will be sought at the point of referral to enable Fitzroy Academy to assess the appropriateness of the provision for the student.