Transition to senior school is planned for pupils with an EHCP during the first term of Year 6. A special 'Transition Review' is held, at which the pupil and their parents can express a preference for their Year 7 placement.
The Local Authority expects that many pupils placed at Oaklands Autism Base will progress to the 'sister base' at Preston School. However, in some cases this may not be the most appropriate setting and this will be discussed prior to, and at the point of, Transition Review.
During Year 6, Oaklands Autism Base staff support a transition programme of visits and activities for each pupil to help them to make a smooth transition into Year 7. We also share all relevant information with future schools to help them to get to know their pupil and ensure they settle in well.