KITE college is an independent, co-educational specialist Post 16 provision for students with complex Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs. In order to secure a placement at KITE, young people must have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), with their identified Primary Area of Need being SEMH. Alongside SEMH needs, our students may also be diagnosed with (or have undiagnosed traits of) Autism, ADHD, OCD, Anxiety, School Based Anxiety, Prolonged Social Withdrawal, Speech, Language and Communication needs Sensory Processing Needs and Social Communication Needs.

Students may attend KITE from year 12 onwards, aged 16-25 years. We do not currently offer provision for learners aged 14- 16 years. We can offer provision to approximately 100 young people from Kent and surrounding areas.

Admission to KITE college will not be conditionally decided dependent on prior learning nor qualifications, we recognise some of our learners may not have been in education through the Secondary school phase.

A request for a place at KITE must be made to the appropriate local authority SEN Team. Once we have received the referral papers, the application is considered and, based on the papers provided, a decision is made on whether we can meet the young person’s needs. There will then be an informal interview process. If a placement is considered to be appropriate following consultation and successful interview, the Local Authority will name KITE College on Section 1 of the EHCP.

We recognise transition may be difficult for our young people and an induction program will be arranged.

Enquiries from parents/carers prior to this stage are welcomed, alternatively we have two open days a year.

We look forward to meeting you.

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01795 476450



Unit 1 Bonham Drive, Eurolink Business Park, Sittingbourne, ME10 3RY