Year 6 to 7 Transition
The transition from primary school to secondary school is one of the biggest and most exciting milestones a child will experience in their life, and one they will always remember. For this reason, it is crucial that schools get this transition right.
We are welcoming students to Tomlinscote from over 30 different primary schools this year and continually endeavour to foster meaningful and mutually supportive relationships with these establishments. The mark of a successful transition is so dependent upon clear communication with these primary schools and the continued strong relationships we have built.
At Tomlinscote, we have a fixed Head of Year 7 (Miss Bennett) and a member of our Senior Leadership Team (Ms Livesey) who has strategic oversight of Year 7 and Key Stage Two transition. One of the key reasons for this fixed model is our transition work and the strength of the relationships that we have built with our local junior schools. Miss Bennett has led Year 7 for a number of years and organises the logistics of the Year 6 to 7 transition once secondary school places have been announced.
If you have any questions regarding the Year 6 transition to Tomlinscote for this coming year then please contact Ms Helene Livesey (Assistant Principal-Transition and Progression) at the school on 01276 709050 (ext. 246)
Year 6 Transition Information Evening
This coming year, our parent/carer Transition Information Evening will be held on Wednesday 21st June, 2023. Post-Covid, we now host these parent/carer information evenings on-site in our Main Hall again. However, our summer 2021 Transition Evening was a 'live' event. You can view the recording from the 2021 Year 6 Transition Information Evening live event, below:
1st March 2023: Upcoming Year 6 Tomlinscote students:
Now that secondary school places have been announced, we are incredibly excited that you will be continuing your educational journey with us at Tomlinscote. We look forward to meeting you this year in your junior schools when we come for our transition visits in the summer term. Our parent/carer Transition Information Evening is on 21st June 2023 and the students' Induction Day is on 27th June 2023.
See the documents and links below for information about Tomlinscote and joining Year 7 this year. There is a student booklet which has lots of information about the school and how things work which is a good place for Year 6 students to start. Please find this year's booklet below, now that places have been confirmed.
Please take a look at the video below which we have put together with some of our Year 7s. They wanted to articulate how they felt when they were leaving primary school and how they feel now, settled and happy at Tomlinscote.
For Year 6 Parents and Carers:
Supporting your child through the Year 6 to 7 transition is a very important job! Life in a secondary school can be quite different to what you are used to in a primary school. Please use the following links to access relevant resources to help you support your child through this process.