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Secondary Transition

Springwell pupils transition to secondary settings at the end of Year 6. We have a comprehensive programme to support our pupils with moving on and work with their new schools to help them get to know our pupils.


At the end of Year 5, during annual reviews, secondary provision is discussed.  We will talk to you about your options for your child, how and when to arrange visits and when to complete the placement paperwork.  We recommend that you visit your preferred school(s) to help you with your choice.

Special secondary schools in the local area are


  • Great Oaks School in Bassett, Southampton
  • Cedar School in Nursling, Southampton
  • Forest Park School, Totton (A Hampshire Local Authority School)
  • Osborne School, Winchester (Hants LA School)
  • St Francis School, Fareham (Hants LA School)
  • Bitterne Park School, Southampton has a resourced provision class for pupils with ASD


After places are allocated in the Spring, we will begin to work with our pupils’ secondary schools on transition programmes.  Staff from these schools observe the pupils in class and at play, meet with teachers and information is shared.


During the summer term, a programme of visits is arranged.  Our pupils visit supported by our staff.

If you would like to discuss transition, please contact your child’s class teacher or Kate Buckingham (Assistant Head, KS2)