Post 16

Pupils leave Crosby High School at the end of Year 11. The tranisition route from Crosby High into post 16 education for most pupils is to a mainstream college, Southport College, Hugh Baird College and Myerscough College. A minority of pupils will leave for another specialist provision if their needs cannot be met in the mainstream. Choices may be Rowan Park Special School, Merefield Special School, Presfield Special School or Thornton College. Access to any of these specialist provisions is only possible if the school has liaised closely with the school psychologist and the local authority and that this tranisition route was identified at the Year 9 transition review.

At Crosby High School we try to make the transition from pupil to College student as easy and as stress free as possible. Pupils visit their chosen college during Year 11 and the school works closely with the college to ensure a smooth transition. We have spoken to many parents about this topic and one parent gave us the excellent feedback below based on her experience when her child left Crosby High School and began College.

"It is time for your son/daughter to leave Crosby High school and possibly friends whom they have spent a significant amount of time with, for a new beginning at a College of their choice. It goes without saying that this can be an anxious time for both parents and children alike as this is a huge leap into the “Big wide world”. I was one of those parents and was really impressed with how Crosby High dealt with my child’s transition into College and all the necessary input they had in ensuring she was well prepared for this new chapter in her life. I have put together a list of some questions you may wish to ask of the College your son/daughter is to attend in order to help alleviate any anxieties you may have."

  • Ensure you have a meeting with “Student Services” prior to your child commencing college.  This is so that you can go through any specific difficulties your child may have, and enable student services to have the necessary tools available for your child once they commence the course.
  • At that meeting ask if your child could be introduced to a member of staff whom he/she will be able to go to if he/she feels more support is needed.
  • Ask if members of staff are clearly identifiable, i.e.  Coloured lanyards, badges etc who children can go to should they feel they need help in any way. (Remember your child will be in an adult setting where it is not always easy to differentiate staff from students)
  • Ask if any necessary equipment your child should require e.g. lap tops, numicon, coloured acetate etc. will be made available for him/her to use in class.
  • Ask if medical details i.e. medication required, and statemented educational requirements, will be made available to all members of staff that will teach your child, so that appropriate lesson plans can be drawn up.
  • Ask if your child’s specific learning difficulties will be met.
  • Ask if there is a designated member of staff whom you should direct any queries/problems or issues to. Ensure you get his/her contact number. (Remember with all those different departments, you can spend a long time on the phone trying to reach the relevant person if you don’t have a direct number).

Merefield and Rowan Park presentations

Presfield presentation

Southport College presentation

Thornton College presentation

Below are a list of websites that will help you and your child when they leave Crosby High School. We hope you find them useful.
How to stay active in Sefton, many activities to choose from in your local area.
Many courses available from Level 1 to A Levels.
Many courses available from Level 1 to A Levels.
Find out about bus passes and other important information
Have a look at the many jobs advertised.

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Tel: 0151 924 3671 Fax: 0151 931 5083

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