Visit and apply

Are you and your family making choices about your future and what you’d like to do next? We recommend that you visit us before making an application as it gives you the chance to look around, ask questions and see whether Henshaws is right for you. On this page you can book onto one of our virtual open days, arrange an out of hours tour or view our virtual tour web page.

Virtual open days and bespoke tours

Cooking session

Bespoke Tours

Take a look around our College campus with a bespoke out of hours tour.

Student and staff member exploring the college campus on a specialist college open day

How can I visit the College?

At the moment we are unable to invite families in for our traditional open days. We are pleased to be offering virtual open days with information from our Transitions Manager about the application process, as well as bespoke tours where you can look round the College campus with our Transitions Officer after our students have gone home for the day. You can book your places on these events using the links in the section below.

We also have a virtual tour web page which you can view now. It’s packed full of videos, photos and blogs to help you become more familiar with Henshaws Specialist College.

View our virtual tour

Next steps: if you decide Henshaws is right for you, please read on to find out everything you need to know about applying

How to apply

Although we welcome applications at any time, we recommend applying early, ideally 15 to 18 months before your preferred start date to allow enough time for your local authority to make a funding decision.

Our transitions team can offer support and guidance to help you complete the application paperwork. Please enclose a copy of your latest Education, Health and Care Plan plus any other supporting information.

You are welcome to visit college as many times as you like throughout this process.

We will request additional information from your school and, if our pre-entry
panel approves your application, carry out a multi-disciplinary assessment to determine whether we can meet your needs.

We will keep you informed throughout the process to let you know the outcomes of decisions which affect you.

Download an application form

Henshaws College Application Form

See our step by step guide to the application process

Transitions team

Our transitions team are here to answer any questions you have about applying to Henshaws and  help you complete the application form. We can also offer guidance on funding, assessment and Education, Health and Care Plans. Please call us on 01423 886451 or email for more information.

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