School Placements and Admissions for SEN children
What happens when the Local Authority does not name the school or college of your choosing?
For those with EHC plans there are specific rules relating to phased transfers where children either start primary school, move to secondary school or move to post 16 colleges.
If your child is due to start at Primary school in September 2021, you should receive from the Local Authority the amended EHCP by 31st March 2021 which names the proposed school.
If your child is due to commence at Secondary school in September 2021 you should have received your amended EHCP by 15th February 2021 which names the proposed school.
If your child is due to transfer to a post 16 college you should have received your amended EHCP by 31st March 2021 which names the proposed school or college.
If you have not yet received a copy of the FINAL amended EHCP naming the School or College placement for September 2021 or you are unhappy with the Local Authority’s decision then we would suggest you take advice immediately. There is a real danger that if you do not take action urgently that your child could be without a placement in September 2021.
If your child is due to transfer to Primary school, Secondary school or post 16 College in September 2021 then please do contact Emma Grimbly 0117 939 0350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an informal chat.