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Year 6 Transition

 Transition to Year 7

At Altwood Church of England School we understand that the move to secondary school can be a daunting and overwhelming one. To support you and your child in preparing for the move to secondary school, we have an induction programme of events to make sure that the move is successful and happy. We ensure that students are given plenty of opportunities to visit our school on transition days, guided parent and child tours, open evening and new intake days, so that they can familiarise themselves with their new surroundings.

We have, for many years, sought to develop meaningful and effective links with our local primary schools. We have found our system of transition from Primary to Secondary school to be effective, productive and rewarding for all concerned. Each part of our transition programme is in place to ensure that you and your child have a great start with us. We cannot wait to welcome you to our school.

 Transition Visits

The Headteacher visits each Year 6 student planning to transition to Altwood Church of England School before transition day takes place. During this visit student data is gained that helps teachers plan to meet individual needs in all lessons from the outset of Year 7. The information discussed includes: academic levels in English and Maths; the language studied in primary school; information on behaviour and effort; details of intervention received at primary school; specifics of family circumstances and recommended groupings from primary colleagues.

 Transition Day

Altwood Church of England School highly values transition days as an opportunity for students and parents to have a positive introduction to the school. Students are invited to spend the day with us ensuring that they are fully prepared for the start of secondary school in September. It gives students the opportunity to meet key staff, find their way around school, experience a variety of different lessons and make friends with their fellow Year 7s. This time spent with us provides each student with a realistic experience of what it is like to be a student of Altwood Church of England School. It is a perfect opportunity to settle those nerves and answer any questions that they may have. We hope our transition programme makes the students excited about the prospect of becoming an Altwood Church of England School student. If you have any further questions about our transition package please feel free to contact Mrs Walker: