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Last reviewed on 13 May 2021
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Read about the requirement to plan for pupils with special educational needs (SEN) who are moving from primary to secondary school, and tips for each phase to help the transition go smoothly.

Planning for transition

Support for pupils with special educational needs (SEN) should include planning and preparing for the transition between phases.

To support this, you should:

  • Share information with the school, college or other setting the pupil is moving to
  • Agree with parents and pupils the information to be shared as part of this planning process

If the pupil is staying at their new school for post-16 provision, you should also consider how to provide a high quality post-16 study programme. 

This is set out in paragraph 6.57 of the SEND Code of Practice

Below you will find details about what information you could share.

Arrange for an EHC plan review

Where a pupil has an education, health and care (EHC) plan, the plan must be reviewed and amended with enough time before the pupil moves phases to allow for the new institution to plan and commission support and

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