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Morecambe and Heysham

Grosvenor Park Primary School

Transition to a New School

How do we support our pupils with SEND as they move on to high school or move to another school?

Any Year 6 child with an EHC Plan has their annual review meeting during the Autumn term to discuss the best transition plan before parents apply to Secondary schools.

Once a school has been allocated an action plan is drawn up to ensure a smooth transition to High School. Professionals and staff from both institutions are invited meet to discuss how the child’s needs can best be met.

If it is felt appropriate, additional transition visits are made by the pupil to the school they will be attending, accompanied by a member of our school staff. Additionally, other provisions to support transition may also be put in place.

All children are encouraged to attend school open days and induction days. Those children we believe may struggle considerably with the transition to high school will be offered extra support from their new high school.


For children on the SEND register, the SENCo will meet with the high school SENCo to ensure that suitable provision can be arranged for each individual child. Often, depending on the needs of the child, the parents may also be involved in this process. This will also happen for children transitioning to other schools at different points. 

Lancashire IASS team can offer further advice around transitions. See link below:



0300 123 6706