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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!

Transition day for Wokingham primary schools (apart from Beechwood Primary) is on the 26th June, 9am - 2.30pm.

Transition day for Beechwood Primary school in Woodley is on the 4th July, 9am -2.30pm.

Transition day for Reading primary schools is on the 27th June, 9am - 2.30pm.


Rising Year 7 Evening, 27th June, 6pm - 7.30pm.

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 including Year 7 Head of Year, Mr Chandler, and Year 7 Transition Coordinator Mrs Sall, 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 Team, Kelly Lewis and Sarah Sharp, Assistant Headteachers and Transition Leads, or Kiran Sall, Transition Coordinator 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”

Bulmershe Summer Camp 2019 - For information on the summer camp running in the summer holiday  click the pdf at the bottom of the page.

The First Steps of your Journey

4th March 2019


 Open Morning: 9:00 - 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.

6th March 2019

 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 2019

 Data received by The Bulmershe School of those students   who have been allocated a place from September 2019.   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   2019.

26th & 27th June, 4th July 2019

 Year 6 Transition Day: 8:45am – 2.30pm

 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 2019.   Details  will be sent to students via a letter.

27th June 2019

 Rising Year 7 Evening: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

9th 10th 11th July 2019 

 Year 5 Fish Bowl Days: 9:00am – 2:30pm

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

 September 2019 

 Year 7’s first day of term is Thursday 5th September, 8:25am to 3:00pm
























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