My son will be going into year 6 this September so it will then be time for choosing secondary schools.
But its not that easy...
my son has aspergers and dyspraxia but is NOT statemented so we are really worried about finding the right school, the nearest one to us sounds awful (Abbotsfield) for my son as its all boys, has a bad rep for bullying and for special needs.
But my son is not capable because of his difficulties of travelling to school alone and as I cannot drive and have 2 younger sons who wilstill be at the primary school I am really worried.
I have no intention of putting abbotsfield school on the form when we choose schools, I am even seriously considering home schooling him if we cannot find or get him into the right school for him.
He has been let down enough by primary mainstream schools, I am not about to let secondary school do even more harm, he already suffers from severe depression.
Hi Sapphire I'm in Hillingdon too. You're not the only one! My DS is at primary school so can't help really with secondary schools but I wanted to ask if you were in contact with the Hillingdon Parent Partnership people yet? I know someone locally who has a younger daughter with aspergers and she had a lot of help, support and advice from Isobel at PP. They are based at Hillingdon councils offices so if you call 01895 250111 and ask for them you should get through. There are also a couple of support groups locally for children with communication difficulties: U Can Ask Angels meet in Hillingdon and a relatively new group called Friends Through All has been set up in the Hayes area I think. Again, Parent Partnership should have details of these and maybe through these groups you could actually speak to parents with children who are already statemented, or awaiting their statements, who are attending local secondary schools. Good luck with your search for schools.