Secondary Transition Pupils normally transfer between the ages of 11 ½ and 12 ½, so that they will have the opportunity to complete at least 4 years of secondary education.
Near the end of a pupils primary 6 year, a “transition to secondary schooling” review will be held. At this meeting there will be discussion and a provisional decision as to the most appropriate form of secondary schooling best suited to a pupils needs.
An “allocation meeting” will be held soon thereafter to confirm the form of secondary school each pupil will attend at the end of their primary seven year.
It should be noted that individual circumstances may change with alterations made to earlier provisional decisions made especially when they require (by law) to be made so far in advance. At these reviews, parents will be fully informed of the procedure which will be followed in an endevour to ensure the best possible transition for each individual pupil.
Secondary SEBD Schools
There are 3 main Secondary Schools with special provision for pupils with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
These are Fallside Secondary School, Portland School and Willowbank School.
Click the school’s badge for more information about each school.