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 who reside within the Royal Borough of Greenwich and are of secondary school age, 11 – 16 year-olds. To be considered for a place at NEST young people must be struggling to attend and engage with mainstream education because of a mental health condition. Referrals are made to NEST via CAMHS (or another healthcare professional) or the current school.

All three components of the application form must be completed and submitted to the Medical Referrals Triage Panel, run by Greenwich’s Inclusion Department (email address below). If appropriate, applications will progress to the NEST Panel to be considered for a place at the provision.

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.

Term Panel Date Deadline
Term 1 Thursday 28th Sept 2023 Thursday 21st September 2023
Term 2 Thursday 9th Nov 2023 Thursday 2nd November 2023
Term 3 Thursday 18th Jan 2024 Thursday 11th January 2024
Term 4 Thursday 29th Feb 2024 Thursday 21st February 2024
Term 5 Thursday 25th April 2024 Thursday 18th April 2024
Term 6 Thursday 20th June 2024 Thursday 13th June 2024

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: