Phase Transfer Deadline
Phase Transfer Deadline Missed?
If your child is starting primary or transferring into secondary education in September 2021, your Local Authority must legally issue you an amended EHCP naming the school or type of school they will attend by 15 February 2021.
Covid has impacted Local Authorities already and many will fail to meet this deadline. If they miss it, you can challenge them using the threat of a Judicial Review. You can make a complaint to the Local Authority, but it's usually quicker to follow the Judicial Review path. A Judicial Review Pre-Action letter to the Council is usually enough to make sure that a final, amended EHCP is issued with the least further delay.
We're the largest Education Law team in the country, and we have specialist Education Law Solicitors with years' of experience in these types of cases. We understand that lodging an appeal can be complicated, but you can rest assured we have the right experience to make a difference to you and your family. We're there to help you from the outset by making sure your child's EHCP gets finalised so that you have the right of appeal (if you need it) in the first place.
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