The transition from Primary to Secondary school is one of the biggest life changes pupils will have experienced so far and apart from home, school is the single most important place in the lives of most children. Their experience of school will play a vital part in their lives and will determine their academic, social and, probably their occupational future.
Research shows that there is a continuous link between the progress that children make in their first year in school –in fact, the first six weeks – and the GCSE grades they will eventually achieve at the age of 16. It is therefore important for the transition process to be as stress free as possible. In order to ease the transition process we run a variety of different programmes and in house school days, we visit the main feeder schools prior to the pupils joining in September, hold an induction day and run an array of settling in programmes once they join.