There are well established links with the feeder primary schools. They are visited by the SENDCO in the term before they start, so that information concerning all students with special needs is collated and disseminated to staff. Additionally there is a centralised meeting of primary and secondary school SENDCos arranged by Croydon SEND .
Parents/carers of pupils with SEND are welcome to visit the school on an individual basis through contact with the SENDCo prior to making their selection in the autumn term of the school year preceding transition.
When a student is transferred from a mainstream or a special school, liaison takes place with parents, staff, the educational psychologist and any other relevant agencies. The SENDCo disseminates regularly updated information to keep staff fully informed about the needs of all students with special needs. The SENDCo is usually invited to attend the last Annual Review of an EHCP student at Primary School.
There is a special transition day for high needs SEND pupils which takes place a week before the main transition day for all year 6 pupils. The purpose of this is to make these pupils more familiar with the school and make them more confident the following week.