Secondary Transfers

Going to secondary school is a big step in the learning development of our pupils and it is important to choose the right secondary school. Our Secondary Transition Mentor, Claire Hynes, is available to support parents in the decision making and children as they move schools.

All choices for secondary schools have to be submitted to the Local Authority when the pupils are in Year 5. A rough timeline of the procedures in moving to secondary school is outlined below:

Year 5 Spring Term
  • Secondary Transition Mentor makes contacts with parents;
  • Secondary preference forms from the Local Authority are sent home;
  • Transition Evening - This is held at school. Colleagues from other secondary special schools come along to do short presentations about their school and answer any questions parents may have.
Year 5 Spring/Summer Term
  • Parents visit secondary schools to help with decision making (visits can be made with our Secondary Transfer Mentor if preferred).
Year 5 Summer Term
  • Secondary school preference forms returned to the Local Authority (these can be sent into school to be returned), usually at the end of June.
Year 6 Autumn Term
  • Secondary school places allocated.
Year 6 Autumn/Spring Term
  • Parents notified of secondary school allocated.
Year 6 Spring Term
  • Transition work begins with children in school.
Year 6 Summer Term
  • Transition work continues;
  • Children spend a day at their new school;
  • Langley School leavers' assembly.

Which Secondary School?

All of the children at Langley School have a statement of special educational needs and so many of our pupils continue their education in a secondary special school. There are also mainstream schools which have special units to accommodate pupils with a statement.

As a school, we can by no means tell you which school to choose for your child but we can offer some pointers. It is likely that secondary transfer will be discussed at annual review for pupils in Year 5. Also, class teams would be willing to chat about parents' preferences, as required. Some points to consider:
  • Size: we are a small school – how many other pupils could your child cope with?
  • Needs: does the school cater for the needs of your child?
  • Location: how much travelling will be involved? Some schools encourage independent travel to school.

As a Starter...

Past pupils at Langley School have gone to the following schools (in alphabetical order):
Name Primary Need Location* Website and contact number
Baskerville ASD Harborne (South)
0121 427 3191
Calthorpe Cognition and Learning Highgate (Central)
0121 773 4637
Fox Hollies Cognition and Learning Moseley (South)
0121 464 6566
Hallmoor MLD Kitts Green (South)
0121 783 3972
Mayfield Cognition and Learning Handsworth (North)
0121 523 7321
Oscott Manor ASD Kingstanding (North)
0121 360 8222
Queensbury MLD Erdington (North)
0121 373 5731
Selly Oak MLD Selly Oak (South)
0121 472 0876
Uffculme ASD Moseley (South)
0121 464 5250
* the location in brackets indicates which side of the city the school is on.