Applying for primary with an IEP from pre school.
OverTheRainbow88 · 06/10/2020 12:24
Does anyone know if you have to declare this?
I’m thinking of starting the application and wonder if it asks if the child has a IEP?
Basically, our first choice has quite good grades and my MIL scared me and said if we declare the IEP my son may not get it if they don’t want their grades to be affected. Now I know this probably isn’t true but she’s planted the seed of doubt in my mind.
Also, is it better to now mention it so he doesn’t arrive already ‘labelled’ and can let the knew school make their own assessment?
Thank you for your thoughts.
OverTheRainbow88 · 06/10/2020 12:25
Sorry I meant is it better to NOT mention it...
Underactor · 06/10/2020 12:27
Is it a state school?
OverTheRainbow88 · 06/10/2020 12:28
Yes all 3 options are state schools
Hoppinggreen · 06/10/2020 12:35
If you fit the entrance criteria and are higher than other applications you will get a place. The school can’t choose to admit or not admit you
The only exceptions as far as I know are if they feel they can’t meet your child’s needs due to severe SN.
If you are not sure that your child will get a place at your preferred school in some cases if backed by medical professionals having SN can help your case (if the school has something he can’t get elsewhere)
Your MIL doesn’t know what she is talking about
PatriciaHolm · 06/10/2020 12:35
It's irrelevant. It cannot be taken into account in application, unless you actually want to use it to try and apply under a social and medical criteria - though it's unlikely to qualify unless the school you want has some specialism relating to his needs.
If you are not intending to apply under this criteria, it's not relevant to the application.
Underactor · 06/10/2020 12:39
Then yes it's irrelevant and actually will be really helpful for your son's new teacher.
OverTheRainbow88 · 06/10/2020 12:45
Thank you for replies, she said maybe if you had a appeal then would be less likely!
Hmm I think I’ll Ignore her!
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