Halfway Junior School

  1. About Us
  2. Admissions and Transitions

Admissions 

We always welcome visits to our school as we believe this is the only way for you and your children to get a really good feel for our school and all that we stand for. Please call the school office should you wish to arrange a visit and come and meet us. 

Sheffield City Council take care of the admission arrangements. For further information visit their website or call the admissions team on 0114 273 5766. 

School Transitions

Our children undertake two main transitions whilst they are with us: transitioning from year 2 to year 3 and year 6 to year 7.

To make these transitions a success, we work closely with our local schools to ensure our children are fully supported during their move. 

Year 2 to Year 3

We know that the transition period can be a challenging time for parents, who may be anxious about getting to know a new school as well as worried about how their children may cope mixing with older children. This is why we make sure that there are opportunities for parents and families to visit us, meet us and ask any questions they may have through a thorough transition process.

Our main aim of this transition is to ensure that everyone (children and families) feel confident, secure and excited about joining us in year 3.

Because most of our year 3 pupils transition to us from Halfway Nursery and Infant School, we have close working relationships to ensure a seamless transition. 

Children coming to us from other settings are equally supported in their transition, with staff liaising closely to make sure that every child feels settled, happy and ready to learn.

Open Evening

During the Autumn term we hold an open evening for prospective parents.

During this evening we explain who we are, our vision and aims and what your child will experience during their time with us.

This evening is a great opportunity for you to meet us, ask us any questions you may have, as well as have a tour of the school. 

 

Y2 - Y3 Transition 2020

Due to the current national situation we have planned for a different 'virtual' transition for children joining us in September 2020. 

 

Week beginning 8th June

Y2 families will receive a welcome pack from us, which contains a variety of information about the school, as well as important forms for you to complete and return to us. 

 

23rd June 10am and 4pm

We will be holding 2 transition meetings via zoom. During these meetings, further information about the school will be shared, along with a virtual tour of the school. There will also be a chance to ask questions. 

 

w/b 29th June

Y2 children will receive a letter from their new class teacher, which introduces them and shares a little bit about them. 

 

Additional transition

Some children may require further and additional transition. School will contact these families separately to arrange this. 

 

Year 6 to Year 7

We know that the transition from Primary school to Secondary school can be filled with worry and anxiety, as well as excitement and curiosity. 

The majority of our children chose to continue their education at Westfield Secondary School and we are proud to be part of the Westfield Family of Schools. Some of our students also chose to move onto Eckington Secondary School or even further afield. Wherever they chose to continue their education, we make sure that we work in close partnership with these schools.

During the Summer term, staff from Halfway Junior School meet with staff from the Secondary schools to discuss each child who is moving to the new school. Class teachers, SENCOs and safeguarding leads are involved in this process to ensure that a full picture of each child is shared, so that their move into year 7 can be a seamless one.  
 
All secondary schools in our area hold regular open evenings for parents and have a full transition package which we fully support. We share details of open evenings and transition days on our school newsletters.