The admission criteria for RBAir are very nearly the same as those of the Centres, but have been adapted for the online provision.
In addition, we consult with parents and professionals who support the student as to whether online learning and learning from home are a possibility. We make an extensive risk assessment to ensure that RBAir is a safe and the most appropriate provision for the young person before they start on the programme.
Parents are asked to complete an information form.
Schools/LAs or commissioning agents are asked to complete a referral form.
Once the forms have been received, we ask for permission to contact the relevant professionals (CAMHS, youth workers, school SENCO or pastoral leader) to identify key areas of need and decide whether or not RBAir is the most suitable provision for the child at the time.
Discussion with family and student about their options with RBAir or other provision.
Finalisation of funding arrangements.
Funds for a place at RBAir may come from the student’s school, the local authority or from a private source. It might be possible to obtain a bursary for up to half the fees.
For further information please download the RBAir brochure.