We have very strong and established links with Woolgrove, which is our main feeder school. There is a full and responsive transition programme starting in year 5 to ensure that all our pupils are ready to come to The Valley School.
We work well with other primary schools and an increasing number of secondary schools so that our pupils settle very well in a short time. Not all of our pupils join us in year 7, so links with other schools and with other agencies are crucial.
There is a Transition Support Worker employed by North Herts College but based principally at The Valley School. She is able to support our most vulnerable pupils to ensure that they are able to access learning and make the transition from school to college life.
We work extensively with Health and Social Care professionals, CAMHS and voluntary support organisations. We have strong links with Angels, The National Autistic Society and other specialised groups.
All of our pupils take part in work experience and we have strong links with a number of local businesses.