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 Head of Year 7 and transition, 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 and students and to tour our school. These mornings are intended for parents only, as students will have other opportunities to visit the school.

We are pleased to announce that for 2024 we will be holding Coffee Mornings for Year 5 parents on the following dates:

Monday 24th June - FULLY BOOKED

Tuesday 25th June

Wednesday 26th June

Coffee Mornings will run from 9.15am until 10.30am and places will need to be booked in advance via Eventrbite - please click here to book your place. We appreciate parents arriving promptly for the start of the tour.


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 Induction Day for Year 6 students will be held on Tuesday 2nd July 2024 and this will be followed by a Parent Information Evening. Details have been sent home to all students that have been offered places for September 2024.


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