We believe that our responsibility for the children in our community begins at birth and continues throughout their life. We therefore aim to ensure that transitions between Key Stages are as smooth as possible.
Our aim is for all Year 2 children to feel confident, secure and excited about the move to our Junior School.
Year 2 parents are invited to attend regular 'Information Evenings' where they have the opportunity to ask questions and get to know us.
Most of our Y3 children come to us from Halfway Nursery Infant School and our two schools work closely together to make this a seamless transition.
Children coming to us from other settings are equally supported in their transition, with staff liasing closely to make sure that every child feels settled, happy and ready to learn.
We have links with our 'feeder' school, Westfield, and also other secondary schools in the local area. Teachers from those schools visit our Year 6 children in the summer term, to get to know them and gather information about their needs and abilities from the teachers.
Towards the end of the summer term, Year 6 children spend up to two weeks at their chosen secondary school, meeting their new teachers and familiarising themselves with the school and timetable. At Westfield Sports College, they take part in a Sports Day, which their Year 6 teachers attend. All secondary schools in our area hold regular open evenings for parents.
We also offer more 'bespoke' transition programmes to help some children feel ready for the move to their new school. We strongly encourage parents to drop in to see us if they would like to discuss how we can personalise transition arrangements to suit the needs of your child.