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Parents: Year 6 to 7 Transition

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The transition from primary to secondary school is an important milestone in the lives of children and their families. At The Bulmershe School we pride ourselves on providing our new students, parents and carers with a smooth and extensive transition program where students arrive on their first day in September excited about the next chapter of their education, rather than feeling apprehensive.

We want all students who choose The Bulmershe school to develop new friendships, improve their confidence and get used to their new routines and school organisation with great ease. We aim to enrich students’ learning experience by providing them with opportunities and challenges, along with the practical skills and knowledge to be confident well qualified individuals, ready for employment, training, or the next steps in their education.

Educational Opportunities for Primary Schools

To help prepare students in primary school for this transition, we offer all our local feeder schools a range of educational and enriched opportunities. These free-of-charge events are specifically designed to engage primary students’ imagination and provide the opportunity for them to come to The Bulmershe School to experience secondary school teaching while meeting and collaborating with current students. Sessions including coding, rocketeers, science club, Woodley school’s sports week and fish bowl days have proven to be very popular. We offer maths in action workshops that deliver Key Stage 3 lessons to those of a higher ability. Parents are always welcome to join the celebratory presentations of all our events.

A ‘Welcome Letter’ will be distributed after Easter, welcoming parents, carers, and students to The Bulmershe school and confirming all those important details of the transition process.

Liaising with the Primary Schools

In May, the 'Transition' and ‘Learning Support Team’ visit your child’s primary school as we work very closely with your child's Year 6 teacher to ensure that we receive all the required information to support your child’s academic progress. During these visits, we give your child the opportunity to hear more about the life at The Bulmershe School and to answer any questions in which they may have to dispel any worries.

Year 6 Transition Day 

In June, your child will be invited to a transition day where they will have the opportunity to make new friends, attend new and exciting lessons and meet members of staff and students. Your child will often feel much more confident and reassured about the move after their 'Transition Day' has taken place where they are eager to return!

Rising Year 7 Evening 

In June, parents, carers and students will be invited to a ‘Rising Year 7 Evening’ where you will view a presentation about the transition process and hear how your child will be taught at The Bulmershe School. It is also an opportunity to meet key members of staff included the head of year 7 who will be there to support your child while they take this important milestone. During this evening, you will also get the opportunity to view the school uniform, Cucina, and visit many stalls to allow for the smooth transition.

We just wanted to let you know that Tom has really enjoyed the last 2 days. We really enjoyed tonight and he can't wait to join in fact he wants to come tomorrow”

I hope that you can find all the relevant information on our school website, however, if you do have any further questions then please do not hesitate to contact our Transition Coordinator, Leanne Harris on:

Finally, thank you for taking the time to look at our Transition information and I look forward to meeting you and your child when you arrive with us at The Bulmershe School.

“Another great evening. We are so pleased with how she has got on in this first year, she's thrived and we are delighted with the school, thank you so much for all your support”

The First Steps of your Journey

Wednesday 4th, Tuesday 10th, Wednesday 11th March

 Open Morning9:00 - 11:00am for Year 6 parents 

 Headteacher’s address at 9.15am followed by a tour of the school;   there will also be a Q&A session with the Headteacher and   Leadership  Team. Please call the school office to reserve a place.

           End of April 2020

 Data received by The Bulmershe School of those students   who have been allocated a place from September 2020.   After Easter a 'Welcome Letter' is sent to parents. This   letter will detail the up and coming transition events that   will take place before your child joins us in September   2020.


 Year 6 Transition Day

All students will be invited to attend a day of new and   exciting lessons and a chance to make new friends with   those other students joining us in September 2020.   Details  will be sent to students via a letter.


 Rising Year 7 Evening

The senior leadership team will be on hand to answer any questions; parents and students will have the opportunity to meet the Head of Year 7 and members of their tutor group.


 Year 5 Fish Bowl Days

 Primary Feeder Schools (Schools will be advised what day   they are scheduled to attend.)

 3rd September 2020

 Year 7’s first day of term is Thursday 3rd September,              8.25am to 3:00pm
























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