Learners arrive at Queensgate College through many different routes throughout the school year. The admissions process in an alternative provision context has to be flexible to accommodate the varying circumstances young people outside of mainstream education find themselves in. The majorities of learners are referred directly by mainstream schools, PRUs and academies and remain on the role of the commissioning organisation. This is usually following a number of fixed term exclusions, at risk of permanent exclusion, new to the country and new to the borough.
Queensgate College and commissioning organisation work closely together to ensure the best outcomes for individual learners. Referral/ integration arrangements are designed to encourage incoming learners to settle into the school confidently and quickly and to ensure their needs are identified and comprehensively met from the outset.