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When to move/timing it so DS doesn't miss his lovely school ...

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pontypridd Wed 26-Nov-14 22:15:58

DS is in Yr3 now. He has hemiplegia/cerebral Palsy and is statemented.

He's very settled in his primary school, has a good group of friends and is learning well.

We want to move at some stage, though. To be closer to DH's work. To get out of this roughish part of London, to be closer to fresh air, space and some trees and also to live in something bigger than a box (which is affordable).

I've got an idea of where to go to, but really don't want to take DS out of his primary school until the latest possible opportunity. None of the primary schools there look anything as special as the one he's at now.

Is it possible with a statement to keep the child in his primary school right up until the end of Year 6 and then still transfer them to a secondary school in another part of the country? In this case it will still be London, but just further out.

Thank you.

iloveithere Thu 27-Nov-14 14:00:32

I think once a child is in a school, they can stay there, even if you move. As long as you can get him there every day, there is no need to move, either with or without a statement.

bbkl Thu 27-Nov-14 15:00:51

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

OneInEight Thu 27-Nov-14 15:23:09

If you are going to a new LEA you may have a problem as they may not to wish to fund the statement for a school out of area,. The LEA where you live rather than where you go to school is responsible for maintenance of the statement. I guess the more support your ds is getting the more difficult the new lea might be.

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