Transition to the College
The College seeks to ensure that the transition from primary to secondary school is as supportive as possible.
Primary School Visits
In the Summer Term the Head of Figures (Y7) will visit primary schools. During these visits, pupils will get a chance to discuss life at College and ask any questions they may have. It also gives the opportunity to meet Year 6 teachers and exchange as much information as possible to aid a successful, happy transition.
Year 6 Test Day
The College holds a test day for all pupils starting in September held on a Saturday morning in June, this year's date is:
Saturday 17th June 8.30am -12.30pm
Pupils sit a series of short Cognitive Abilities Tests (CATs) which give us useful information about the pupils and are also used to set them for the start of Year 7. Parents get a copy of the results and more detailed information about how these are used is given at the Year 6 Transition Meetings.
Year 6 Parents' Transition Meetings
These are held towards the end of June, this year's dates are:
Tuesday 27th June 7.30 - 8.30pm (surnames A-J)
Wednesday 28th June 7.30 - 8.30pm (surnames K-Z)
The evening is designed for parents to familiarise themselves with the routines of the College and to get key information and dates. There will be a presentation by the Head Master, the Deputy Head in charge of Lower Line and the Head of Figures (Y7) followed by an opportunity for parents to meet with them and ask further questions. Copies of the key documentation and the presentation are available below
Year 6 Pupil Transition Days
The pupil transition days are the most important part of the transition process as they provide the opportunity for pupils to come and have a 'taster' of life at the College. The College holds two, one for those with Special Educational Needs (date tbc) and one for all pupils on Wednesday 5th July 8.30am - 3.00pm.
Parents are reminded to bring signed copies of the Parental Consent Booklet on the 5th July