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Admissions and Transfers



All children who join Vermont School will have either a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan. Vermont is a school for 50 primary aged children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties. Whilst this is the primary area of need many children also have associated other needs or conditions and with varying needs of complexity such as:

  • Autistic Spectrum Conditions
  • ADHD
  • Speech and language disorder, impairment or delay
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties
  • Attachment Disorders


All admissions are agreed and directed by Southampton City Council. On receiving a request for admission from the local education authority, the school considers the information and details very carefully before a place is agreed. 


Once a place has been offered, parents are asked to meet with the Head Teacher to share information about their child and complete the schools forms. A start date and a period of transition is agreed and for in year transfers, a short period of part time schooling may be arranged in line with the individual child’s circumstances and needs. All placements are reviewed on an annual basis through the child’s Education, Health and Care Plan.


Link to Southampton City Council admissions page:

Telephone - 023 8083 3270

E-mail -

Website - Southampton SEND Team

Transition to Secondary School

Children transition from Vermont to a number of secondary schools in Southampton and Hampshire. 


Parents are expected to name their preferred secondary school in September of Year 6. It is advisable that they view several schools prior to this choice (Summer Term of Y5) so that they can make an informed decision of the most suitable placement for their child. 


In liaison with our feeder schools, we endeavour to provide all our children with a detailed transition package in the Summer Term. This will ensure they are comfortable and familiar with their new school and will minimise the chance of difficulties. 


Some of our children will transition to a mainstream secondary school.


If you feel your child would benefit from moving to a mainstream secondary, please contact the school at the earliest possible time to enable us to organise mainstream experience for your child.