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Durants School



Transition into Durants

Autistic children and young people can find change difficult, including starting or moving to a new school. Once your child has been offered a place at Durants School, a long transition package is put in place to support their move to their new school. 

  • The Head of Lower department will visit your child’s school to meet them and find out some information from their class teacher.
  • The Head of Lower Department will attend your child’s annual review in Year 6.
  • The Head of Lower Department and the family support worker will visit you at home during the summer term to go through the starting school pack. Click here to have a look at the starting booklet
  • Transition sessions will take place weekly in the summer term for 6 weeks. Your child will visit with someone from their school for one hour session per week. They will experience a range of lessons and different school environments in order to prepare them for the September start. For example; Cooking, Art, PE, a classroom based activity and the Sensory Room.