Please note that Covid restrictions may impact the usual transition support, as detailed below, from taking place. Further information will be available during summer term to confirm what activities are allowed to take place and when. If you have any questions about transition or feel that your child may need additional support with this, please contact our Family Learning Mentor via the school office on 01253 878445.
Over the Summer Term there will be a number of events and opportunities available to all pupils who require support in taking the next step in their academic journey, whether that be joining Reception; moving up to juniors or starting secondary school. Whole class visits have been arranged so that children can visit their new schools; classrooms and meet their teachers in preparation for September. Additional visits and activities will also be arranged for those children who are identified as potentially requiring extra support with their transition. If you feel your child would benefit from additional support to prepare them for this change then please contact Ms Hampson via the school office on 01253 878445 to discuss your concerns further.
Inductions will take place throughout summer term. Parents will be invited to attend school with their children and will have the opportunity to join in with some class activities. All new parents will receive their invites with their allocated times. If you do not receive yours or cannot attend on your allocated time please contact the school office.
In addition to these induction days the teaching staff from reception class will also be visiting the local nurseries to meet the children throughout the summer term. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child starting school in September please do not hesitate to contact the school office or our Family Learning Mentor, Ms Hampson.
The transition to Juniors can be a little daunting for some pupils and it can take a little longer for them to adjust to the new routine of their school day. In order to make this transition as smooth as possible all pupils will get the opportunity to spend time with their new class teacher and those who may find the change particularly difficult will be identified early and given additional support prior to September.
Year 6 Transition
Whilst the new school year is fast approaching and the year 6's are busy practicing their summer production we are busy liaising with the local high schools to ensure a number of transition events are in place which suit the needs of every pupil.
The current transition dates are as follows:
Cardinal Allen pupils
TBC - Transition day for all year 6 pupils - All pupils should go straight to Cardinal Allen and arrive by 08:40. Pupils will spend the full day at Cardinal Allen and experience a typical school day
In addition to this Ms Hampson arranges a number of additional transition opportunities for any pupils who may require extra support in preparation for their move to Cardinal Allen in September. During these additional events pupils will get the opportunity to meet other pupils from local schools who may also share their worries about moving into year 7. We also invite the head of year 7 and a member of the pastoral team to attend these sessions so that the children have a point of contact within the school prior to September.
The confirmed additional dates so far are:
You will be notified in advance if your child is chosen to take part in any of these activities. If you feel your child requires any additional visits then please let us know and we can try and arrange this with Cardinal Allen
Fleetwood High School pupils
TBC - Transition day for all year 6 pupils - All pupils should go straight to Fleetwood High. Pupils will spend the full day at Fleetwood High and experience a typical school day.
Fleetwood High also arrange a number of additional transition events for those children who are identified as potentially requiring additional support as part of the transition process. The dates for any additional transition sessions will be listed below. The children will be chaperoned to these events by Ms Hampson who will remain with them for the entirety of the sessions.
You will be notified in advance if your child is chosen to take part in any of these activities. If you feel your child requires any additional visits then please let us know and we can try and arrange this with Fleetwood High directly.
Fleetwood High Summer school
To be confirmed
Independant Summer Holiday Transition Programmes
Ascent Trampoline Park organises annual transition events for all year 6 school leavers who are wanting to make new friends over the Summer Holidays. There will be a dedicated date and time allocated to each of the local secondary schools so keep checking the Ascent website over Summer Term for further details and for information on how to book your child's place.