Lime Hills Academy is a Special school in North Somerset Local Authority for pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs.

CLF is the main admitting authority. We follow the LA processes.

Lime Hills Academy has pupil admission number of 65 full-time equivalent (FTE) places.

  • 2022-23 (Year 7-Year 10) 22 places in Temporary Accommodation
  • 2023-24 (Year 7-11) 29 Places in Temporary Accommodation
  • 2024 = (Year 1- Year 11) 65 Places in the New Build

All pupils admitted will have an Education Health Care Plan that is shared with the Academy at consultation stage. Occasionally pupils are admitted whilst the assessment for their plan is being finalised.

The school caters for pupils aged 4 to 16.

Pupils can be admitted at any age providing there is space in the appropriate class and that the additional pupil will not cause detriment to the safety, learning and well-being of the class. The needs of the pupil will be considered alongside the needs of the class and the whole school population alongside the ability of the school to meet the pupils’ needs.

At times staff will need to develop new skills in order to meet the complex needs of an individual pupil; at these times we may negotiate a deferred admission date in order for us to plan and prepare for the new pupil to have a smooth transition into school and then to settle swiftly.

Admission will depend upon the number of places available, and the type of place required. A balanced intake is necessary to continue to provide high quality education for the school population.

Parents are welcome to contact the Academy to arrange for an informal visit whilst they are deciding which school is the best for their child. If this has not happened, then the commissioning Local Authority will ask the school to arrange for the parents to visit. They will be met and introduced to the school by our SENCO/ Deputy Head; this will include a tour of the school and talking with many of our staff team.

The prospective pupil will need to visit the school as part of our assessment process of identifying needs and assessing suitability for a place. If such a visit is likely to cause a child too many anxieties, then we would arrange to visit them in their current setting, which may be an educational or home setting.

More information and detail can be found within the admissions policy.

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Lime Hills Academy
Pound Lane
BS48 2NN
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Lime Hills Academy is proud to be part of the Cabot Learning Federation. 
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