Priory Pupil Referral Unit is an Alternative Provision. Parents cannot choose Priory PRU for their child. Priory Pupil Referral Unit only admits pupils in the following scenarios:
1. When a pupil living in the Wakefield Local Authority Area has been permanently excluded by their mainstream school, Priory will provide a place for that pupil from day 6 of their exclusion.
2. Wakefield’s Inclusion Panel can allocate pupils (on a temporary basis only) to Priory, in ‘Turnaround’ placements. Placements are usually 12 weeks long, with the pupil being dual registered at both Priory and their mainstream school. Parents need to give consent for their child to be admitted to Priory for Turnaround. The mainstream school retains overall responsibility for the pupil. Extensions to placements can only be agreed via Wakefield’s Inclusion Panel.
Places at Priory are temporary in all scenarios, as permanently excluded pupils will be assessed for reintegration into mainstream at the earliest opportunity.