St Matthew's C.E Primary School

“I can do all things because Christ gives me strength” Philippians 4:13

How do we support transition to a new school?


When children move schools, either at phase transfer or at any other times, we are required to transfer all school records within 15 days of the child ceasing to be registered at our school.


  • Special Educational Needs records are transferred to the new school and dialogue is sought between the SENCO, class teacher and Head of both receiving and transferring schools.


  • Copies of Individual Target Plans and Behaviour Action plans are transferred.


  • Where information being transferred is of a confidential nature then systems of recorded delivery are implemented to ensure confidentiality in maintained at all times.


  • The same information is required by school for those SEND pupils transferring from another school to St Matthew’s CE (Aided) Primary School.


  • We also take the time to speak to the pupils regarding any anxieties or concerns they may have related to moving on to another school. This work takes place with the SENCo, Mrs Burns / Pastoral Lead, Mrs Cadman-Smith, and intervention implemented where deemed necessary.


  • Within a few days of arriving at St Matthew’s new pupils will meet with Mrs Burns to discuss how they are settling in. Any initial concerns/anxieties that the child may have experienced will be discussed and intervention/support will be implemented where deemed necessary