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SEN placement process

1 September 2016

Year 6 to Year 7 transfer

If your child is in Year 6 with a statement of special educational needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), the review for selecting a secondary school is through the review of your child's statement or EHCP.
 
A statement review takes place during Year 6 in consultation with the Statutory Assessment Service, schools and parents. A school will then be named in the statement or EHCP. You should not make an application for a secondary school place unless you wish your child to attend a selective (grammar) school.
 
If your child is in Year 6 and has SEN Support, or is in the process of being considered for a statement or EHCP, you should still make an application (either online or by paper) through the Year 6 to Year 7 transfer process.  
 
When your child’s statement or EHCP is finalised you should inform School Admissions by emailing admissions@essex.gov.uk so that your application can be withdrawn.
 
 

Starting primary school for the first time

If your child is due to start primary school and already has a statement of special educational needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), they will be allocated a place by the Statutory Assessment Service.

A consultation with the Statutory Assessment Service, schools and parents will take place and a school will be named in the statement or EHCP. You should not make an application for a primary school place. 
 
If your child is in the process of being considered for a statement or EHCP you should still make an application through the reception admission round process. However, please email admissions@essex.gov.uk to inform us your child is going through this process.