What arrangements does the school make when a child joins the school?

At St George’s Catholic Primary School, we work closely with local pre-schools and secondary schools in order to ensure a smooth transition between educational settings.


If your child is joining us in Reception with identified needs, we will:

  • Invite you and any other professionals involved to a meeting with the SENCO prior to your child starting at our school
  • Liaise with your child’s pre-school
  • Invite your child to attend transition sessions.
  • Visit your child in their pre-school setting (where possible)


If a child with identified SEN transfers to St George’s from another school,

  • Parents are invited to meet with the SENCO to discuss the needs of the child and to find ways to make the transition as successful as possible.
  • Efforts are made to contact the previous setting to obtain all records and information as soon as possible