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Transition into school

Choosing a school

Choosing a school for your child can feel like a big decision. You can research schools online or by talking to friends, viewing OFSTED reports and talking to professionals who know your child.

Your options could include:

The needs of your child may be met in a mainstream school. You can find out about schools and how to apply for a school place, by visiting school admissions.

Most schools have open days, talks or tours during the autumn term where you can visit the school before applying. You can see the facilities, meet the staff and ask any questions. Every school must have a SEND information report on their website which details how they support children with SEND. We advise you to read this before you visit.

You can also contact the school directly and ask to meet with the SENCO. It is important the school knows about your child's needs in advance so they can make your child's settling in period as smooth and as positive as possible.

Further advice

Every Parent and Child is a charity in Enfield that provides the Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS). They offer independent advice and guidance on a range of school based inclusion issues.