Referrals and panel

The criteria for entry to a TRS school is for pupils whose mental health needs are at Tier 3 (CAMHS), or who has had sustained Tier 2 support or pupils whose physical health is evidenced by a hospital (paediatrician, consultant or registrar) to be too unwell to attend school. This applies to pupils whose cases are managed by hospitals within Kent as well as in more specialist hospitals in London and across the country.  

For a definition of CAMHS Tiered approach please click on the following link -

However, if a referral to such services or evidence required will result in a pupil going without suitable full-time education (or as much education as their health condition allows them to participate in) as outlined in then this should be stated in the first section of the referrals form which can be accessed from the link below.

Referrals can be made by filling out the form.   

TRS Referral Form 2021 2022 (6)

Once the form has been completed, the supporting evidence must be scanned and sent with the form to the TRS referrals manager:

Send completed forms and scanned documents to:

Panel meetings take place every Tuesday and decisions are made to establish the most suitable provision for the pupil being referred.  The referring school is then informed of the decision within 48 hours by email.

On occasion it may be felt that based on the documentation provided that the pupil does not meet the criteria for any provision at TRS.  If this is the case then an email is sent to the referring school with the opportunity to discuss the application further with the reasons why panel made the decision they did.

The panel consists of two senior leaders from TRS, at least one Headteacher (by invitation) from a Kent school, and a member of staff from TRS (by invitation).