Hillside Special School

Hillside Special School
Sudbury, Suffolk


Admission Arrangements

All admissions are arranged by Suffolk County Council's Local Authority Inclusion Family Services Team in discussion and agreement with families, Hillside and the pupil's current setting.

We currently offer provision for pupils from Reception up to Year 11 (up to Year 14 for pupils with a PMLD diagnosis). All pupils will already have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) in place and a diagnosis of either Severe or Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (SLD or PMLD). 

Hillside would not be suitable for pupils without an EHCP or who have a diagnosis of Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD), as we are not able to offer appropriate provision to meet their needs.

Please contact the Inclusion Family Services Team (details below) to find out about school admissions, how to apply and about appeal arrangements.


Further details are available from:

Inclusion Family Services
Suffolk County Council
West Suffolk House
Western Way
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 3YU

Email: sendws@suffolk.gov.uk


To find out what special educational needs (SEN) are, what support is available and who provides it in Suffolk, please see Suffolk County Council's 'An overview of SEN support' webpage. There you can also find links to the Suffolk InfoLink Community Directory SEND Family Services page. Hillside is overseen by the 'Bury St Edmunds and Central Suffolk' SEND Family Services Team.


Visits to the school

If you are interested in your child attending Hillside, please discuss your situation with Suffolk County Council's Inclusion Family Services Team first.  If after this, you feel Hillside might be appropriate for your child, please contact us and we will be happy to arrange for an informal chat and a tour of our school on one of our termly 'Open Days' for prospective families. To ensure the safety of all our pupils, visits to the school are by pre-arrangement only, so please always contact us in advance to book your space.