Newhaven Gardens (PRU)

Newhaven are commissioned by Royal Borough of Greenwich to provide education for students in years 7-11 who have been permanently excluded from their mainstream school, or where Newhaven is considered the best placement as part of a managed move.

Referrals are made to the Fair Access Panel by departments in Greenwich Children’s Services including Admissions, the Virtual School and the Inclusion team. The multi-agency FAP, which includes four Head teachers on rotation, meets fortnightly to discuss the cases presented and to make recommendations regarding educational placements.


NEST is a provision for students in year 7-11 who are unable to attend mainstream school, generally because of a mental health condition. Referrals are made to NEST via CAMHS (or another healthcare professional) and the pupil’s current school.

Referrals are considered by a panel consisting of the Headteacher, The Head of NEST, Educational Psychology Service, Newhaven’s Clinical Psychologist and the Local Authority. This panel sits six times a year.

All complete applications should be sent to and must arrive by the deadline with completed sections from family, medical professionals and school.

Panel DatesDeadline
28 September 202121 September 2021
23 November 202116 November 2021
25 January 202218 January 2022
15 March 20228 March 2022
17 May 202210 May 2022
28 June 202221 June 2022

King's Park

King’s Park is a secondary ASD DSP provision for years 7-14. The provision is designed to meet the needs of young people with ASD and complex mental health needs who have not managed/will not manage within a busy mainstream school setting. Admission is by panel consisting of the school, the local authority SEND section, the ASD outreach service and Educational Psychology service.

You can express a preference for your child to attend a DSP during the EHC needs assessment, annual review processes or at secondary transfer. An application form will need to be completed. Applications are considered by a termly Admissions Panel. Places for year 7 Pupils will also be considered by the Admissions Panel in the Autumn Term.

Deadlines for the panel and further information on the process can be found at Greenwich SEND department on 020 8921 8029 or by email at: