We are tremendously proud of our transition process over recent years and aim to ensure that we carefully manage the process of moving from primary to secondary school. This transition work is led by our Head of Year 7 (Mr Smith), our year 7 Support Worker (Mrs Bridgwater) alongside our school SENCO.
Our normal programme of support activities would include :
An Evening for new Parents
The purpose of the evening is to enable us to introduce ourselves to you and our new pupils and for you to meet us and learn more about the school. We will talk about the school and its organisation, and about the information regarding the transition from primary school to Oldbury Wells.
Visits to Primary Schools
Key staff from Oldbury Wells will be visiting each primary school. The purpose of this visit is to meet with and obtain relevant information on each child which will enable a successful transfer from primary to secondary school
Year 6 Singles Taster Day
We all know the transition into secondary school can be an anxious time, especially for some pupils, moving from a school on their own. This can create anxieties which we are keen to alleviate. In order to make this process easier for pupils, we feel it is important to spend some time familiarising themselves with their new surroundings so we invite those lone students to come in for a day to get to know each other before our main Taster Day.
Year 6 Main Taster Day
We feel it is beneficial for all year 6 pupils to have the opportunity to experience a taster day at Oldbury Wells before they join us in September. During the day they will be following a sample timetable, getting to know various members of staff and finding their way around the buildings.
Unfortunately, for those children joining us in September 2020, our programme of support has been adjusted as a result of guidance from the government in response to Covid-19. Please click on the link below to view support materials for our new starters this year.