How will the school prepare and support my child to join the school, transfer to a new setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?
Admissions to the school are determined by the Local Authority and it is their responsibility to ensure that the provision meets the needs of your child as identified in the ECHP. Parents are encouraged to visit the school as part of this process.
The school provides a specific transition programme for new Year 7 pupils during the Summer Term ready to start in the next academic year. This gives pupils and their families the opportunity to find out more about the school and become familiar with the staff and classmates.
If your child is placed at Oak Lodge School during the academic year they will be invited to access transition opportunities, such as visiting the class, or a phased introduction to the school.
Transition planning is a vital part of the Annual Review process from Year 9 onwards. Oak Lodge School advocates person centred planning and aims to involve all pupils as far as possible in making informed choices and decisions about their future. Parents and pupils meet the Hampshire Futures Careers Adviser regularly and all students have the opportunity through years 10 and 11 to benefit from college links so that pupils can familiarise themselves with the different settings.