Settling in at School

We have excellent and well established relationships with the primary schools within our traditionally recognised ‘catchment area’ and beyond.  When the new Year 7 students join us in September, the transition is, for the majority, to an already familiar environment, led by the Year 7 Year Leader, supported by the Year 7 Pastoral Leader and our dedicated Transition Manager.

We have established a first class sequence of acquaintance and familiarisation visits, including three dedicated transition days for Year 6 and a Parents’ Evening in July, a whole school Open Evening in September and Headteacher information sessions at primary schools ahead of the evening. Members of our Senior Leadership Team visit Primary Schools to meet all our future students and their class teachers whilst they are in Year 6.

The high quality of data available from Key Stage 2 means that we possess considerable knowledge of new members of Year 7 when they arrive, which helps our staff to focus straight away on the learning needs of all students.

We take special care of those students who live outside the usual catchment area and who do not have a circle of friends being admitted simultaneously.  Additional transition events are offered to these students and an enhanced transition programme is also available for more vulnerable learners.

For more information please contact Cayte Mulhern, Deputy Headteacher Contact >>