Primary Transition

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.


In June each year we hold coffee mornings specifically for Year 5 parents to be able to meet staff, students and tour the school.

We have announced the dates for the 2022 Year 5 coffee mornings and these are detailed below. Tickets need to be booked in advance for the coffee mornings, please click on the event to be taken to the relevant Eventbrite booking page. Ticket booking will open at 9am on Monday 2nd May 2022.

Please note that two of these events are dedicated for individual primary feeder schools, we respectful ask that you do not book on to these events if you do not have children at that school.

Tickets for these events are limited to two per household.

Monday 20th June, 9.15-10.35am - SHOTTERMILL JUNIOR SCHOOL ONLY

Tuesday 21st June, 9.15-10.35am - ST BARTS ONLY

Monday 27th June, 9.15-10.35am - OPEN TO ALL

Tuesday 28th June, 9.15-10.35am - OPEN TO ALL

Friday 1st July, 9.15-10.35am - OPEN TO ALL


We hope that these short videos will provide you with a taste of life at Woolmer Hill School.





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.  


The transition day for Year 6 students is Wednesday 29th June 2022.


For any enquiries relating to transition please contact Mr David Clayton (Assistant Headteacher)