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Age phase transfer for children with an EHCP

  • Around Easter time, (1 year and 1 term before transfer) a letter is sent to families seeking preferences.
  • During the Summer holidays, SENAT collate preferences and begin amending EHCPs.
  • In the autumn term, consultations with schools begin and the issuing of draft EHCPs start.  Governor consultation covering letters will indicate whether the family have made a preference for the school. For example, the covering letter will say something like ‘X’s parent has expressed a preference to join your school’ or ‘We are consulting about a place in your school’.  SENAT do not ask for 3 preferences like admissions, just for one, with the option of adding more if parents would like to or parents can make a ‘case’ for their preference.
  • Across the autumn term, responses to consultations are collated, any feedback on draft EHCPs is collated/acted upon and from January SENAT starts issuing finals/confirming placements.  The deadline is February 15th for all Year 7 places to be named/finals issued.