Enrolment Criteria

Generally, students residing anywhere in New Zealand, may be enrolled at Salisbury School if:

  1. They are female, in years 3-10 of schooling at the time of enrolment
  2. They have an underlying intellectual impairment
  3. They have identified educational, social and emotional learning needs unable to be met locally
  4. There is a record of the provision of intervention and support within the student’s local community that has not been able to achieve change for the student
  5. They require significant adaptation of almost all curriculum content in comparison with their age group
  6. In the opinion of the Intensive Wraparound Service (IWS), their enrolment is unlikely to be detrimental to the safety of others. For example, on the judgement of the IWS, they will not be exhibiting behaviours that may place other students at risk, inclusive of but not limited to overt violence
    • have a history of sexualised behaviours compromising the safety of others
    • currently, or have recently been in specialised, severe behavioural programmes
    • be under treatment for, or have been unresponsive to the treatment of any psychiatric illness, including suicidal ideation
    • be under, or have been unresponsive to treatment for substance abuse.

Residential placement at Salisbury is considered the most appropriate way to:

  1. Increase achievement levels by providing a significantly modified/adapted curriculum programme to enable optimum learning to occur.
  2. Significantly enhance the students’ personal, life and social skills by providing programmes which run across campus 24/7.
  3. Prepare students for transition back into their own communities with increased levels of academic achievement and social skillswhich will increase their ability to cope and meet life’s challenges.

For more information on enrolments please contact us.