What are the arrangements for supporting and preparing children in moving between phases of education?

Parents are encouraged to visit secondary settings when their child is in Year 5. There are three secondary special needs’ schools that the majority of our pupils transfer to, and each school has particular criteria for admittance. Parents’ preferences are always given a high priority when choosing their secondary school in Southwark.

We work closely with secondary special schools in the borough to ensure a smooth transfer for the child. 

Children visit their new school in the summer term, and receive visits back from their new teachers.

A transfer review is held in July for the adults involved to discuss the finer details of the child’s transition.

Admissions policy