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For Parents/Carers

Transition to Secondary

shutterstock_1156933444The transition from primary to secondary school is exciting for children and marks a new phase in their lives.

Children recognise it as part of growing up and are aware that their lives are about to change in an important way. Like any change, it can also bring uncertainty. Most children will manage the transition to secondary school successfully.

Year 6 Letter to Parents

However, there may be ups and downs. It’s easy for children to slip from feeling happy and confident one minute, to feeling nervous or anxious and back again as they find their feet.

At Western, we work closely with our partner high schools to ensure that transition is as smooth and stress-free as possible. Information about the transition process is shared with parents/carers and pupils early in the summer term.

Colleagues from our partner schools will visit your child’s teachers at Western to discuss their needs and to identify any additional support which may be needed help with transition.

Year 6 pupils will spend two or three days in July at their chosen high school where they will become familiar with the layout of the school and have the opportunity to meet staff and use many of the school’s facilities.

Contact between Western and the high schools is also maintained beyond the summer term to offer additional support where this might be necessary.

Please use the links below to access some resources linked to transition. through-secondary-transition-final.pdf

Western Primary School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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