Moving your child from one school to another school because you are dissatisfied with the current school your child is attending can be very stressful, affecting your child both socially and academically.
It is important that you consider whether a transfer is really the best option for your child.Having a conversation with your child and with staff at your child’s current school may avoid the need to transfer to another school
There are a number of reason why you might need to change your child's school: moving house, new job, Special Education Needs,school travel issues, school preference, bullying, friendship, exclusion, teaching and school organisation or a complaint that you have not had resolved.
If you feel that you have a clear case for moving your child, please contact Derby City Council and request a In-Year Application to transfer to the school you prefer.
Moving schools can be a difficult task, whether its a new school and area or just moving up. Childline have a page on all new schools and advising you on all the difficulties that children could face during this process and how to keep them stress-free.
Find out how to apply for mid year transfer on the Derby City Council website.
Family Lives has produced a video which gives you an insight into switching schools and how children cope with the transition. View here
Childline offers support and guidance to help your child through this transition.
National Autistic Society understand how difficult a change of schools can be for Autistic children. Read further for advice on how to prepare for the transition, plan visits and phased entry, preparation, managing your child's anxiety and much more.