Pine Green Academy
Believe, Achieve, Succeed


Pine Green Academy is a specialist provision for children and young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties. Our Planned Places number is agreed annually with the Local Authority. This can vary slightly year on year depending on our capacity to meet the needs of our complex population, but currently sits at 120 places across the whole school.


We may have to limit capacity to admit into a particular Key Stage when Key Stage classes are full to capacity. This can sometimes mean we have to decline a request for a place even though we may not have reached our overall capacity number.


We can consider requests for places from the Local Authority throughout the year, and are often planning the school roll a year ahead.


If you think Pine Green Academy may be the school that could meet the needs of your child, you can contact us for an initial informal discussion.


In the first instance you should speak to:

  • Stacie Ryan – Head of School or Lindsay Law - SENDCo
  • The school contact number is 01902 564551 or you can contact us by email at
  • You will need to contact Wolverhampton Local Authority to discuss all schools that may be able to meet the needs of your child.


The Department for Education has identified four broad areas which cover a range of needs.  These are defined in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice – 0-25 years, January 2015.


1. Communication and interaction

Where children and young people have speech, language and communication difficulties which make it difficult for them to make sense of language or to understand how to communicate effectively and appropriately with others.

  • Children and young people with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder, including Asperger’s Syndrome, are likely to have particular difficulties with social interaction.


2. Cognition and learning

Where children and young people learn at a slower pace than others their age, they may:

  • have difficulty in understanding parts of the curriculum
  • have difficulties with organisation and memory skills
  • have a specific difficulty affecting one particular part of their learning such as in literacy or numeracy


The term ‘learning difficulties’ covers a wide range of needs, including moderate learning difficulties (MLD), severe learning difficulties (SLD) and profound and multiple difficulties (PMLD). Specific learning difficulties (SpLD) such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia come under this term.


3. Social, emotional and mental health difficulties

Children and young people may experience a wide range of social and emotional difficulties which present themselves in many ways. They may:

  • have difficulty in managing their relationships with other people
  • be withdrawn
  • behave in ways that may hinder their and other children’s learning or that have an impact on their health and wellbeing


This broad area includes attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or attachment disorder. It also includes behaviours that may reflect underlying mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, self-harming and eating disorders.


4. Sensory and/or physical needs

Where children and young people have visual and/or hearing impairments, or a physical need that means they must have additional on-going support and equipment.


All EHCP consultations will be dealt with in accordance with the SEND code of Practice: 0-25 years.

All 'consulting' Local Authorities are required to submit EHCP consultation documentation here: