Admissions Criteria

Mayfield School is a Special School catering for students aged between 3 and 19 who have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).  Mayfield Whitehaven caters for students aged between 3 and 15 and Mayfield St Joseph's, Cockermouth, caters for students aged between 15 and 19.

Choosing the right school for your child is one of the biggest decisions as a parent or carer; the right school will help shape their future. If Mayfield School has been recommended by the Local Authority Special Educational Needs (SEN) team, please contact Shelley Crowe, our school Inclusion Lead to arrange a visit. 

Children who are educated at Mayfield School must be directed to the school through the local authority. Pupils normally have severe or profound learning difficulties. In some cases, the local authority may direct a child with another category of need but this is at the discretion of the local authority.   More information regarding this is available via your child's EHCP Coordinator or please click here to see the Admission Guidance for Specialist Provision in Cumbria.


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