How do I apply for a Secondary School place if my child has an Education, Health and Care Plan?
You will need to apply for a secondary school place for your child when they start Year 6.
If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan, you do not apply for a school place using the normal application form.
If your child has an education, health and care (EHC) plan there is a separate process for your child's school admission:
- The Education, Health and Care Team will send you a letter seeking details of your school preference.
- You will be asked to return your preference within 15 days.
- You will be informed of the outcome of this consultation by February of the year in which you're applying.
If you disagree with this decision, you can then appeal to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SEND) and not to the independent appeal panel.
You can find more information about the process via this link:
If your child is under assessment for an Education Health & Care assessment, you will need to complete a preference form or apply online in the usual way. You can apply at the following link:
Where can I get support?
If you need any further information or clarification please contact the Education, Health and Care Team, the contact details are:
Telephone or email
Education, Health and Care Team
Education, Health and Care Team, Northamptonshire County Council,
One Angel Square
Parents may wish to seek impartial advice from the Information Advice Support Service (IASS) for SEND in Northamptonshire (formerly Northamptonshire Parent Partnership Services) One Angel Square, Angel Street, Northampton NN1 1ED.
Telephone: 01604 364772
Key Dates for Applications for children without an EHCP
|Deadline for applying||31 October at 5pm - closing date for applications||
|Offers made||1 March||
If you are unsure which school will be most suited to your child, please do take the opportunity to find out more about each of them. Fairfields pupils have gone on to the following schools in Northamptonshire: