Year 6 into 7 Transition
The transition from primary to secondary school is an important one for you and for your child; we will work hard to make sure that this is a positive experience for all, even under the current circumstances. We are confident that we can transition your child safely and will work with parents and primary schools to ensure the transition is smooth and successful for every child.
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 with our Open Evening; studnets and parents are invited to visit us to hear about why Putteridge High is the first choice for a successful future. This occasion allows everyone to meet staff and current students and to see some of the activities that go on in the school.
When families have been allocated a place we contact all our families to make an initial introduction. During the months of April, May and June, members of the pastoral and support teams make contact with the primary schools to discuss students and 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 would normally be a transition day where all Y6 students visit their allocated new secondary school. This cannot proceed this year due to Government guidelines, but rest assured we are busy planning the best transition we can using remote resources.
The first stage in this remote transition is to watch the welcome video below. This video introduces partents, students and families to some key members of staff and provides initial information about our school community.