Admissions

Ruskin Mill Trust offers a range of day and residential placements for individuals aged five through to 40+.  Applications are accepted year around. We offer up to 52 week placements. We accept private pay students and international students subject to vis requirements.


Our experienced admissions team are here to help you through the admissions process and answer any questions you may have, please phone or email to get in touch.

Come and find out more about Ruskin Mill Trust by attending one of our open days, or arranging an individual visit at a time that suits you. We work closely with local authorities to make the admissions process as smooth as possible. Parents should let their local authority know they are interested in Ruskin Mill Trust as soon as possible.

We understand that choosing a provision is an important step and can be a lengthy and complicated process. Here at Ruskin Mill Trust we will work alongside you to ensure the best outcome for your child or young person.

Once we have a brief overview you will be asked to send through a copy of the young person’s Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) for the senior team to look at the suitability of your provision of choice.

Our admissions process

  1. Contact Us
    Get in touch with our dedicated admissions team either by phone on 0330 055 2653 or email [email protected] to discuss your enquiry. Once we have a brief overview you will be asked to send through a copy of the young person’s Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) for the senior team to look at the suitability of your provision of choice.

  2. Complete an Application Form
    Once you have filled out the application form sent by our Admissions team, you can arrange an initial site visit to the provision with your dedicated Centre Admissions Manager.

  3. Pre-entry Assessment
    Once all parties are agreed that the college/school is appropriate, the student will be invited for an assessment during which they will take part in a variety of sessions as well as meet with key professionals. Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19, prospective students will have the opportunity to virtually meet with key professionals. Assessment reports are then reviewed by senior staff and a decision is made whether to offer a place.

  4. Offer of Placement
    A letter regarding an offer of placement (subject to funding being agreed) is sent to the applicant. Copies of this letter are also sent to parents or carers and professionals involved with the funding application. Should funding be agreed by your Local Authority we then work with all stakeholders to provide an effective transition into provision.

“The impact on our son as well as our family has been immeasurable, he has come along leaps and bounds with self care, communication and life skills.”

– Parents of one of our pupils

Student and tutor picking flowers
Student and tutor pouring pewter
Pupils and tutors collecting berries at Grace Garden School
Student and tutor coppicing wood