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Admissions & Transitions


For admissions for Post 16@Grange Park, all pupils will have an Education Health Care Plan and are referred to the school for admission from Kent County Council SEN Assessment and Placement Service. There are admissions criteria for each SEN school that are applied in order to determine if a particular SEN school would be a suitable placement.

The Transition Process

The process begins in Year 9 when we discuss transition into Post 16 in the EHCP Annual Review. Over the next two years, we work to ensure that you and your child are well informed about the different options and what needs to be done to achieve a successful transition into Post 16. In a recent visit from the National Autistic Society the transition programme was highlighted as a strength, 'Transition from School to College is planned in depth followed through with tiered and structured support once students start their course'.

  • Year 9: Transition Review

  • Year 10: Parents and pupils invited to attend an information sharing session about college. Shortened webinar of the presentation evening is HERE

  • Year 10: Pupils attend a Taster Day at the colleges.

  • Year 11: Parents’ visits to Mid-Kent College Medway, Mid-Kent College Maidstone and Hadlow College

  • Year 11: Support with College applications and interviews 

  • Year 11: Taster Days

Key Stage 4 to Key Stage 5 (Post 16) Transition Timeline



What Happens

What You Need To Do

End of September

1) Pupils talk with staff about College & Post 16 options

2) Pupils send questions to College staff and current students


Early October

Information evening at Grange Park@Wrotham for Y9, Y10, Y11 and Post16@Wrotham

Complete response form to attend the relevant open day


Early December

Open evening for parents and pupils to visit the colleges and attend information sharing session

Complete response form to attend the relevant open day




Pupils make provisional college course choices

Discussion in Annual Review

Discuss this with your child at home


Teachers provide predicted grades for Year 11-14 pupils. 

Applications to college made by Grange Park Staff

Support where needed.


Pupils will receive letter inviting them for an interview

Inform the school of time and date as well as any difficulties with appointment time/date.


Interviews for college courses. Pupils are supported by GPS staff

Take your child to and collect from college.


Pupils receive a confirmation letter of the offer from college

Share letters you get with school.


KCC transport form (AW3) is sent home to be completed.

This is essential to ensure that transport is in place for the start of the academic year.

Complete and send form with letter. 


Coffee morning for all parents of pupils transitioning into our Post 16 Provision 

Attend Coffee Morning


Pupils have transition days to college/KS5 Wrotham.

This is for internal an external transition students


Throughout The Year

EHCP Transition Targets set in Yr10, Yr11 and KS5

Discuss possible transition options with your child and bring those ideas to their EHCP annual review.

Careers Advice for Year 10, 11 and KS5

Reports from career advisor will be sent home