Late transfer September 2021 entry
6. What if my child’s disability or special educational needs may make it difficult for them to access the Late Transfer test?
If your child has special educational needs or a disability, you may want to think about whether a grammar school would be best for them.
If your child's special educational needs or disability has ‘a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities', you should talk to their current school Headteacher. If your child's situation might make access to the test difficult, discuss whether special testing arrangements should be requested.
If you would like your child to take the Late Transfer test but believe that special adjustments will need to be made, you MUST contact us (when registration opens on 2 October) for the relevant request form and return this to us completed with relevant evidence, before the deadline of 13 November. Requests or evidence received after this date will not be considered.
Please be aware that when considering a request for adjustments, we look for evidence from your child's current school to show how they change the delivery of the normal day-to-day curriculum to meet your child’s needs. We also look for other professional evidence to support your request.
We cannot offer extra marks to compensate for any special needs your child may have. This is because each child's case is different. It is impossible to say exactly how many marks would be appropriate. If we decide that your child:
- is disabled within the terms of the Equality Act (2010), or
- has a disability that will have a clear impact in relation to the format of the test,
we offer appropriate and reasonable arrangements to make the test as accessible as possible.
Last updated: 17 August 2020