Year 6 Transition Information

I am sure we can all remember the feeling of the first day at Secondary School; unfamiliar names and faces, the ‘room to grow’ uniform, bags of shiny new stationary, timetables, bells and the endless maze of corridors and classrooms. The move from Primary School to Secondary School is a significant milestone in the life of a child and not one that we forget easily. It is a time for change, opportunity and independence, as well as a time for great excitement, anticipation and stomach gnawing nerves!

Whilst some children settle in the first couple of weeks of term, for others it will be a longer process. It is important to remember that we are all different and we cope with change in different ways. Those timid nervous children who we may expect to struggle can sail through the transition, whilst their seemingly more confident counterparts can be more resistant to change.

Moving up to Secondary School is not always easy or straightforward for children, or their parents, but there are things you can do to help smooth the transition from Primary to Secondary School.

Broadly speaking, transition is found to be smoother if a student becomes thoroughly involved in the school and if they are made to feel like they belong. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions I face when I work with children and their parents and carers. I hope you find the information useful.

Mrs Harris
Year 7 Progress Leader and Transition co-ordinator

Subjects in Year 7