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.
TRANSITION PROGRAMME FOR YEAR 6 STUDENTS
This year, due to current circumstances we have offered virtual transition meetings via Microsoft Teams to each feeder school.
For those children who are not able to be involved in this virtual transition meetings, we have recorded a presentation which is available below as well as a virtual tour of the Grange school.
We invite our new Year 6 students to watch our Virtual Tour of The Grange School below. We hope you enjoy & look forward to seeing you soon.
Throughout the transition programme Year 7 students are supported by our Year 9 ‘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.
STARTING IN SEPTEMBER
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.
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.
SUPPORT FOR PARENTS
Normally, we would invite parents/carers to an evening at The Grange. However again to current circumstances we have adapted this and recorded a video for you to watch at home. This can be found below.
We also 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 for parents/carers to understand how the school curriculum is delivered to their children. This will take place during the new academic year when safe to do so.
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. If parents/carers have any comments or questions they are encouraged to contact their child’s form tutor in the first instance.
The video below is a virtual alternative to the usual new parent information evening we hold in July.
Please watch and send any questions you have to firstname.lastname@example.org
The following are optional transition activities to complete over the summer holidays: