We believe that students flourish in an environment where they are recognised and valued from the outset. For many years we have worked with our partner schools to develop a successful process of transition to ease the transition from the relative security of the primary setting to the great unknown that is Secondary School. By offering many opportunities for students to visit us and for our staff to deliver taster lessons in the primaries, students become more confident not only of the geographical environment into which they will move but also of the academic structures that they will encounter. In order to fully support this we have a dedicated transition and Year 7 leader, who has responsibility for ensuring that the move from primary to secondary school is a positive experience for all of our students.
SATURDAY EXPERIENCE CLASSES
We offer Saturday outreach classes at Woolmer Hill, mainly aimed at Year 5 students, in a variety of curriculum areas to give them an experience of the different curriculum areas; examples are "Be a Poet", "Be a Secret Agent" and "Be a Scientist" experience days - please see the dates for our outreach programme opposite.
YEAR 5 EXPERIENCE
Unfortunately, this year, we have been unable to hold our Year 5 Experience Days. We hope that these short videos will provide you with a taste of life at Woolmer Hill School instead.
YEAR 5 COFFEE MORNINGS
In June each year we hold coffee mornings specifically for Year 5 parents to be able to meet staff, students and tour the school but unfortunately, these have been unable to take place this year. We are hoping to be able to run something similar during the Autumn Term, please do keep in touch via our website which we will update with information as it is announced.
In Year 6 we also have a specific Induction day in July when students come and experience lessons with us to prepare them for the transition process. We also offer small group induction sessions for students with extra anxieties where they meet key staff who maintain close links for the whole of their first year with us. There are also opportunities to participate in our creative shows and to join us in Orchestra Days and for our Performances.
Every year in March we hold an orchestra day when students from all our local primaries can come and take part in orchestral sessions, culminating in a concert in the evening. In 2021 this will be held on Thursday 18th March.
YEAR 6 TRANSITION DAY 2021
The transition day for Year 6 students in 2021 will be confirmed soon.
SATURDAY EXPERIENCE PROGRAMME 2020-2021
The dates for our 2020-2021 Saturday experience programme will be sent out to all linked schools in the Autumn term 2020. Watch this space!
For any enquiries relating to transition please contact Mr David Clayton (Assistant Headteacher) firstname.lastname@example.org