Admissions Information



Admission to Ancora House School 

Our school offers education to young people admitted to the adolescent psychiatric unit, Ancora House.  


The Clinical Assessment and Outreach team are responsible for all admissions to Ancora House.

The service covers the Cheshire and Merseyside region. Referrals come from Tier 3 CAMHS teams, 16-19 services, adult home crisis treatment and psychiatric liaison teams.  In addition referrals are accepted  from other Tier 4 inpatient services.

For further information on referral please contact : 01244 397333


The school also supports the needs of learners from the Cheshire West and Chester who are not able to attend their home school because of a medical need. The provision for young people with medical needs takes place in our community provision, Castle Park, Frodsham.


Admission to the community provision

Admission to the community provision is via a referral process; for pupils with a diagnosed medical need: 


  • By post: Tarvin Cent Meadow Close, Tarvin, Chester, CH3 8LY
  • Telephone: 01244 972825

Referral to the service

All referrals to the Medical Education Team must come directly from the child’s school, using the Medical Education Referral Form. Schools fill in Part A and this must be supported by medical evidence from one of the following health professionals:

  • consultant paediatrician or adolescent psychiatrist
  • consultant child psychiatrist
  • hospital consultant

Please note
Supporting evidence from a General Practitioner alone cannot be accepted. The health professional will need to complete Part B of the referral form and return it to the referring school.

Ancora House School also offers a small number of targeted interventions, subject to capacity, to support learners who are having difficulty accessing their school because of social and emotional problems. Referral forms are available on request from:




Ancora House School, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Cheshire, CH2 1BQ

Tel: 01244 397598 | Email: