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School Admissions and Transition



All pupils are welcome to apply for a place at Riddings Infant and Nursery School in line with the School’s Admissions Policy which can be found here 


Details regarding admission for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities can also be found here: ).


If a place is available we will undertake to use our best endeavours, in partnership with parents/ carers, to ensure that we establish the provision required to meet the SEN of children at this school including looked after pupils with SEN.


• For children with an EHCP parents/carers have the right to request a particular school and the Local Authority must comply with that and name the school in the EHC Plan unless:

- It would be unsuitable for age, ability, aptitude or SEN of the child or

- The attendance of the child would be incompatible with the efficient education of others or efficient use of resources.

• Before making the decision to name our school in a child’s EHCP, the Local Authority will send the

Governing Body a copy of the EHCP and then consider their comments very carefully before a final decision on placement in made. In addition, the Local Authority must also seek the agreement of school where the draft EHCP sets out any provision to be delivered on their premises that have been secured through a direct payment (personal budget).

• Parents of a child with an EHCP also have the right to seek a place at a Special School if they consider that their child’s needs can be better met in a specialist provision.


How will the school support my child when joining or transferring to a new school

 On Entry:

  • The SENCo meets with all new parents of pupils who are known to have SEND to allow concerns to be raised and solutions to any perceived challenges to be located prior to entry.
  • If pupils are transferring from another setting, the previous school records will be requested immediately and a meeting set up with parents to identify and reduce any concerns.
  • Parents are given information about the school routine and where necessary pupils with SEND are provided with additional and/ or adapted transition visits to enable smooth and successful transition.


Transition to another setting:

  • Parents/carers will be encouraged to consider options for the next phase of education and the school will involve outside agencies as appropriate to ensure information provided is comprehensive and accessible.
  • The transition programme in place for children provides a number of opportunities for children/parents to meet staff in the new school. These opportunities are further enhanced for pupils with SEND to enable smooth and successful transition. All relevant school records are sent to the new setting.
  • For children transferring to local schools the SENCOs of both schools will meet to discuss the needs of children with SEN to ensure a smooth transition.
  • Accompanied visits to other providers may be arranged as appropriate.
  • When pupils with EHCP or Inclusion Panel Funding are in Year 2 the new school will be invited to attend their annual review alongside parents and other professionals in order to support and strengthen the transition process.