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Moon Hall Assessment Centre

Our Assessment Centre offers gold standard assessments from fully qualified professionals.

The assessment centre was established in order to provide a service to families in need. As Headteacher, I was hearing all too often the struggle that families were experiencing in order to find a suitable professional, who had availability, to assess and diagnose their child. 

At Moon Hall we are fortunate to work with many experts in their field, some of these are members of our own staff. Bringing together these wonderful professionals has enabled us to offer families the assessment and ultimately provide them with access to the first step in gaining the support that their child so desperately needs.

We aim for the assessment centre to provide means tested assessments to families and to ensure that affordability is not a factor in whether or not their child can have a much-needed assessment.

The Assessment centre is run throughout the year in our stunning grade II listed school. We create a professional and relaxed atmosphere for families attending our setting to ensure their child is engaged and motivated to participate in the assessment.

The professionals we work with are of the highest calibre as we want to offer the gold standard in each of the assessments we have on offer. We hope that over time the assessment centre will grow and provide many, many more families with the support, strategies and guidance that they need.

This additional service is available to all families and not only those interested in a place at Moon Hall. We are delighted to be in a position to offer this unique and bespoke service and are exceptionally proud to be leading the way once more, in the area of SEN securing this much needed support for families.

Michelle Catterson –Executive Head Moon Hall Schools Trust

We create a professional and relaxed atmosphere for families attending our setting to ensure their child is engaged and motivated to participate in the assessment.

All enquiries and booking information please contact, Lucy Pelling at [email protected]

Our Assessment Centre is open on the following dates –  

  • Saturday 2 December 2023 

  • Saturday 13th January 2024 

  • Saturday 3rd February 2024 

  • Saturday 9th March 2024

  • Saturday 20th April 2024 

  • Saturday 25th May 2024 

  • Saturday 15th June 2024 

  • Saturday 6th July 2024 

  • Saturday 24th August 2024 

Lucy Pelling – Head of SEN and Head of Assessment Centre

Lucy is Head of SEN at Moon Hall School and also leads the Assessment Centre. Lucy has been in teaching for over 20 years and in SEN for over 10; holding a variety of SEN positions in state, private and specialist settings. She holds the National Award for SENCos and has a Masters in Special Educational Needs and Inclusion. Lucy is passionate about reducing barriers to learning for all neurodiverse children and truly understands the difficulties parents have in getting the right assessment(s) for their child. 

Lucy's aim is to ensure that parents are guided with honesty and integrity as well as in a friendly and welcoming manner.


Thanks for giving my pupils and their parents such a positive experience.  I would certainly recommend you to other parents if I feel that their children would benefit from your input.” - SENCo at Local Independent School.


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