John Jamieson School

John Jamieson is an open and welcoming, generic, all age Special School and National Teaching School which caters for pupils with a learning difficulty

Admissions / Reviews / Transfers

Admissions to the school are arranged through the Authority’s Statementing and Admissions procedure.

Parents/carers should contact the Statementing Officer for Special Educational Needs and Disability for their area to discuss the options and decide, through consultation, which school will best meet their child’s needs.


Special Educational Needs Statutory Assessment and Provision

Complex Needs Services

Leeds City Council 
Adams Court,
Kildare Terrace,
Leeds LS12 1DB
Email: SENSAP@leeds.gov.uk
Telephone: 0113 3785256

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Parents/carers and professionals are welcome to visit the school, by arrangement, in order to see the facilities and speak to the staff. Please contact Mrs Bridie Dorning, Interim Principal on 0113 293 0236. The visit may be used as a fact finding exercise without obligation on either side.

Each pupil has a Statement of Special Educational Need or an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP), which is reviewed annually. The teacher’s Annual Report outlines the pupil’s progress made towards the objectives on the Statement or EHCP. This is supported by reports from therapists, the school Medical Officer and, if appropriate, the Educational Psychologist. A pupil’s Statement may be revised at this time if his/her needs have changed and parents/carers can call a review meeting at any stage throughout the year.

There are occasions when parents/carers, teaching or therapy staff feel that the needs of a pupil would be better served by a transfer to either a mainstream school or to a different Special School. A review meeting will then be held, so that parents/carers and staff can exchange information and come to an informed decision about the best placement for the pupil, and, if necessary, plan a smooth transition to the new school.

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