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Commissioning Referrals

Admissions are made via Blackburn with Darwen local authority, a child's mainstream school or consultant referral.

St Thomas’s Centre is a dual campus provision that works with pupils aged between five years to sixteen years. Upper school (Lambeth Street) caters for the KS4 pupils, whilst lower school (Hawthorne Street) caters for KS1, KS2, KS3 pupils.

St Thomas's Centre works with young people who are experiencing difficulties in mainstream settings due to medical needs. St Thomas's Centre provides education through Blackburn hospital classroom and outreach via home education, for students with medical needs. All referrals are via the medical profession, this provision is based at our lower school campus.

St Thomas's Centre also caters for secondary age students who are experiencing difficulties in mainstream school due to social, emotional and mental health needs. All referrals are via the young person’s home school or directly from the Local Authority. Places are on a dual registration or single registration basis. Registration will depend on the young person’s individual need.

St Thomas's Centre is also the LA registered school for pregnant pupils or young mothers.


Please note: In order to ensure pupils' continue to make the best academic progress whilst at St Thomas's Centre, pupils' work books in core subjects will be required from the referring school.


Please send all completed paperwork to Amanda Leaver