Belmont is an all-age day area special school for boys and girls, designated for pupils with moderate and additional learning difficulties (MALD), with needs including autistic spectrum disorders (ASD), speech and language difficulties and school phobia. All pupils have statements (or EHC Plans) which describe their learning difficulties and their educational needs. Children are placed at Belmont School following a request for a specialist placement from the child’s parent or carer and an agreement with Children and Young Peoples Service Decision Panel (CYPDS) and the Headteacher. All children have a statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health Care Plan (EHCP) which describes their individual areas of special needs and informs their individual education plan. A formal review is held once a year to discuss your child’s progress, their current areas of special needs and to agree at least one target for each area of need. Children who attend Belmont all have Moderate Learning Difficulties but may also have additional complex needs such as social and emotional difficulties, speech, language and communication difficulties, Autism, behaviour, emotional and social difficulties. Each referral is looked at on an individual basis to ensure we can meet the child’s needs.