We understand that the transition from primary school to secondary school is a very important stage in a child’s education. For that reason, The Grange School offers a comprehensive Transition Programme for all children joining the school. Our extensive programme comprises initial support towards the end of Year 6 and further support when students join us in September.

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This year we will be offering face-to-face transition meetings to each feeder school. These allow key members of our team to reassure and meet our new arrivals and importantly provide an opportunity for them to ask any questions they may have.

Throughout the transition programme Year 7 students are supported by our Year 10 ‘Student Buddies’ who receive extensive training to assist our new students. These volunteers escort students between lessons, lend a helping hand and provide a supportive ear.

We understand that starting a new school can be a daunting experience. To give students the opportunity to settle in at the start of September, The Grange has put in place a series of steps to make the transition as easy as possible.

On the 5th and 6th of July all students will be invited to take part in two exciting transition days here at The Grange. Day one will provide the opportunity to meet their new peers and build initial relationships. Day two will give the students a taste of their new lessons and the chance to meet some of our friendly staff. For the first few weeks all Year 7 students will leave lessons a few minutes earlier so that they can find their way to their next lessons; they will also be allowed to go to break and lunch early to avoid the queues in the school canteen.


Following the first transition day on the 5th July 2022, Parents and Carers will be invited into school for a presentation evening. This will provided you with key information and allow you to ask any questions you may have.

We welcome all new Year 7 students to The Grange School and aim to make the transition from primary to secondary school as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Prior to September, should there be any additional questions that are not answered after reading our key documents below, please email [email protected] If you have any comments or questions once your children have started with us in September, please contact your child’s Form Tutor in the first instance.

During the first term, we present a Learning Evening for parents outlining the school curriculum and presenting ideas on how parents/carers can support their children with numeracy, literacy and information communication technology. The evening is an excellent opportunity to understand how the school curriculum is delivered to your children. There will also be a more informal Parents Evening to meet with your child’s Form Tutor.

The documents below contain lots of useful information for you to read through with your child/children prior to starting with us at school:

Key Documents