Transition from Primary School
At St Patrick’s RC High School, we recognise that starting a new school is an exciting but challenging time for both pupils and parents. Therefore, to help ensure pupils transition smoothly, we work closely with our partner primary schools to ensure they are fully prepared to begin their journey through St. Patrick’s.
In September, we hold an Open morning, where prospective parents and pupils are given the opportunity to visit our school, meet staff and observe pupils actively take part in lessons. It is a fantastic opportunity for Year 6 pupils to see the life at St. Patrick’s in action.
Our Year 5 transition activities begin in the Spring Term:
• All pupils will be invited to a transition morning with their Year 5 Teacher. They will be engaged in transition related activities covering a number of curriculum areas. The sessions are a great taster of what to expect during their 3 day transition visit in Year 6.
Our Year 6 transition activities begin in the Summer Term:
• All pupils will be invited to a transition tutor evening with their parents.
• All pupils will be invited to 3 transition days at St. Patrick’s, where they will take part in typical lessons within a Key Stage 3 environment.
• SEND, pupil premium pupils and pupils with individual needs will be offered a range of extra activities depending upon their need. These may include; additional visits to St. Patrick’s and individual meetings with parents/carers, relevant professionals (including the SENDco) and primary school staff.
Transition Lead: Mrs J Tandy
Pastoral Lead: Mr D Macafee
LAC Transition Lead: Mrs L Gardiner
Congratulations to all of our Y7 pupils who completed the Y6 Summer Project during lock down. The entries, as usual, were phenomenal and it was difficult for our Y7 Form tutors to choose a winner from the work handed in, which included: a range of interesting stories, beautiful illustrations, heart-warming family photos and home-made projects using various art materials for effect. It was wonderful to award the pupils their certificates ( which smelled of jelly beans), star badges and overall prizes. We look forward to seeing the pupils wearing their badges with pride around school.