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LucyLucy
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    If you wait until Year 6 the EHCP (if granted) won’t be produced in time to apply for secondary school so the school the parent wants might already be full (even though a school can’t use being full to not take an EHCP child, the school could justify not taking them due to the impact on the provision for others) – I started at a school in September, submitted an EHCNA at the beginning of November for a Year 6 child who desperately needs a specialist place for secondary school, and we’re still waiting for the EP assessment so the child is having to go to the local mainstream school… If parents are adamant they want the EHCP they could apply for it themselves, in which case you still need to complete the educational advice, but if it was granted, it will allow the parent to request their preferred school for Year 7.