The Michael Tippett School

The Michael
Tippett School

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Admission Arrangements

The Michael Tippett School is for students with complex learning needs.

Almost all students join TMTS at the secondary transfer stage after they leave primary school. All students entering TMTS will have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). This means your child will have an annual review each year during their primary education. Students join TMTS from a range of primary special schools and primary mainstream schools.

Annual reviews in year 5 and 6 will include a focus on secondary transfer; parents and carers will be asked to name three choices of school and at this stage, if you wish for your child to come to TMTS, you can say so. This annual review is passed to Lambeth Council’s Special Educational Needs Department who will process it.

Open Days and Visits

TMTS holds two open evenings every school year for prospective parents and carers who wish to visit the school. Dates for these sessions are publicised on this website.  If you would like an individual guided tour and meeting to discuss your child’s needs with a view to possible placement at TMTS, please contact the school office to arrange a mutually convenient time.

Admissions Outside of Secondary Transition

Occasionally, some students join the school mid-year. For example, they transition in from another secondary special school. In such instances, you should contact Lambeth Council’s Special Educational Needs Department or General Admissions Department. Their contact details are as follows;

Special educational needs (SEN)

Olive Morris House
18 Brixton Hill

Assessment and placement

Adam Yarnold, SEN Lead, 

Special Educational Needs(SEN) Service Education, Learning and Skills London, Borough of London.
Telephone: 020 7926 9579

10th Floor International House, Canterbury Crescent, Brixton, London, SW9 7QE

Early years to year 8

Adam Yarnold, SEN Manager
Telephone: 020 7926 9579

Year 9 to age 25

Colin Hastie, Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Manager
Telephone: 020 7926 9575

Home-school transport

Kelly Avis, Head of SEN Transport
Telephone: 020 7926 9684

Tribunals and conciliation

Jay Murphy, Special Educational Needs Disability Tribunal and Conciliation Officer
Telephone: 020 7926 9284

 Lambeth Council Admissions contact details.