Moving into further education
In year nine, if you have an education, health and care (EHC) plan your annual review is particularly important.
It will include discussions and plans for your transition into further education and adult life.
The year nine review may involve all those people and organisations who will play a major role when you leave school. The Head Teacher must make sure that a transition plan is completed after the meeting.
The transition plan can be discussed and changed, if necessary, at a later review meeting. You and your family will be asked to help with this plan.
You could stay on at an ordinary or a special school, or move to a college of further education or into work-based training. You may want to leave school at the end of year 11 to go to a Sixth Form, Further Education College or to work-based training.
If you are receiving support from a social worker, the Youth Offending Team or Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services they will also be able to help and support you though this time.
North - Fylde, Wyre and Lancaster
Tel: 01524 586160
South - Chorley, South Ribble, West Lancashire and Preston
Tel: 01772 533697
East - Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Rossendale, Burnley and Pendle
Tel: 01254 220852
More information and advice
- Information advice and support team independent information, advice and support around your education needs
- Leaving school, what next? education and training options.
- Supported internships a study programme where you do most of your learning at work and some in college.
- 16 to 19 Bursary Fund (external link) help with education-related costs for those aged 16 to 19 and studying at school or college (not university) or on a training course
- DisabilityRightsUK (external link) education factsheets for disabled students.