Year 6 Information

We know how daunting the move to secondary school can be for both students and parents/carers. We do lots of work with Year 6 to try to make this as smooth and easy as possible for all concerned.

We have strong links with our partner primary schools. Throughout the year, staff work closely together to share good practice and link learning at Keystage 2 and 3. Several activities are developed to help bridge the gap between these key phases in students’ learning.

At the end of Year 6, students begin a transition prgoramme of events which will help with their move to the new school environment. Information on all of our events will come via primary schools once notification has been given of a secured place at the beginning of March.

In March we will then hold a 'Looking Ahead' session for parents and carers, where we will give information on key events that will happen on the run up to September.

Students will first attend a ‘Getting To Know Us’ session in May during the summer term, where, along with their Year 6 teacher, they will be introduced to some key members of the Year 7 team and begin to learn more about our school.

In June, we hold a further parents/carers' information evening where much more detail is given about the day to day routines and procedures running within Horsforth School. Uniform suppliers are on hand to advise parent/carers and sample food will be available in our diners.

In July, students will attend their first full day in school, sampling lessons and meeting their form group and tutor.

A transition week is usually held at Horsforth School during the summer holidays to help students become more familiar with their peers and new surroundings. This is organised by Horsforth Children's Services.

Once students arrive with us in September we do a lot of work as a pastoral team to help with the settling in process. Tutors will work on developing independence and reassuring students about any worries they may have.

Please do feel free to contact Miss McFadden, Pastoral Leader for Year 7, should you have any questions or concerns.