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Year 7 and In-Year Transition

Transition from Year 6 to Year 7

Moving to secondary school is a huge step for young children and can cause anxiety and stress. For children on the Autism Spectrum, this anxiety is magnified. At Grange Park, we are particularly aware of these extra pressures and try to make the transition as stress-free as possible for children as well as parents/carers. This is what we do:

  • A Welcome Pack is sent to parents/carers. This contains all the forms that need to be completed.

  • A coffee morning for new parents/carers is held in May. This is a chance to meet school staff and ask any questions.

  • We gather information from the child’s primary school and ask them to help the child complete an “All about Me” questionnaire.

  • A tour of the school for parents and children.

  • A pupil handbook containing useful information about school. This is given to the children before the transition days.

  • Four transition days in June/July.

  • Baseline meetings with the Speech and Language Therapist and Year 7 Progress Leader in May. This is an opportunity for parents to tell us about their child and their autism and express any concerns. After all, parents know their child better than anyone else!

  • Attend Annual Reviews at the primary school where possible.


In-Year Transition

Where a child transfers to Grange Park during the school year, a personalised transition programme is put together in consultation with parents and the local authority.


No transition is worry free but hopefully this will make the process as smooth as possible!