Year 6 into 7 Transition
The transition from primary to secondary school is an important time for you and for your child; we work hard to make sure that this is a positive experience for all.
We work closely with our feeder primary schools to ensure that students are prepared and ready to move to secondary school. The process begins in October of Y6 with our Open Evening; pupils and parents are invited to visit us to hear about why PHS is the first choice for a successful future. This occasion allows all of our visitors to meet staff and students and to see some of the activities that go on in the school.
When families have made their choices and we receive, from the admissions team at Luton Borough Council, the allocations for September, we contact all our families to make an initial introduction. During April, May and June, members of the pastoral and support teams visit the primary schools to meet with the class teachers and to share information about the children coming to us in September. This ensures that any relevant information is passed on and helps us to get to know our new students and plan ahead. In July there is a transition day where all Y6 pupils visit their new secondary school. This is a great opportunity for our new students to get to know more about us, for them to meet their older peers and to find out which house they will be in. This is followed by a meeting in early July with parents to allow them to get to know the staff who will be taking care of their child for the next 5 years.
For students who may find the transition to secondary school difficult, we liaise with the primary schools to arrange additional taster days and for some students we allocate a key worker, who will meet with them in their primary school to get to know them and help them to gain more confidence about this important time in their life.