Introduction to SEN secondary transfer

This guide has been put together to help you with the secondary transfer process for pupils with EHC Plans. It tells you about secondary education in Birmingham, provides information on secondary schools your child may be able to attend, and about how to express your preference for individual schools.

A large number of children and young people with EHC Plans are able to attend their local mainstream secondary school. If you are considering a placement for your child in a mainstream secondary school, links are provided to give further details of these schools.  

For some children more specialist provision may be appropriate; these schools are also detailed via the same links. If you are interested in a particular secondary school, it is worthwhile contacting the school to arrange a visit. 

The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) from your child’s current school will be also able to help you with this.

You may have already been given advice on the type of secondary school suitable for your child through discussion at an Annual Review meeting, however, it is still important to visit potential schools and speak to their special needs staff to help you to make an informed decision about your preferences.

SENAR will carefully consider your preferences and inform you by 15 February 2020 of the September 2020 secondary school allocation for your child.

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