Transition

Transition from primary to secondary school can be a time of anxiety for students and their parents.    At The Polesworth School it is our aim to make the transition period as stress free as possible.  Our programme of events is designed to enable us to build strong relationships with our feeder schools and the children who will be joining us in Year 7.
We hope that through excellent communication and a range of induction events, both parents and students will feel positive about this exciting next step in their educational development.

Applications to join year 7 in September should be submitted by the end of October of the preceding year. The Local Authority will allocate places at the beginning of March.Once an offer of a place has been made and accepted your child will be included in a number of transition activities as follows:

March

Feeder school visit to the school performance

March

Feeder schools will send Year 6 representatives to a Q and A session with current Year 7 students.

April

A letter will be sent to the parents of incoming Year 7 students explaining the arrangements in place for teaching Modern Foreign Languages at The Polesworth School.

Spring and summer terms

Reciprocal visits to and from the primary schools. Polesworth teachers will visit the feeder schools and work with Year 6 students.

End of June

Letters are sent home informing students of their Teaching Group, House and Tutor Group.

End of June

Students will be given a detailed Induction Book to inform parents of all aspects of school life including uniform, equipment procedures etc.

July

Out of catchment parents and students are invited to a meeting to discuss arrangements for Induction Day and the next term.

July

Induction Day (The first Thursday in July) for all incoming Year 7 students  a taster day for life at The Polesworth School.

July

Parents’ evening for Year 6 parents to meet Heads of House.

 

Students will be allocated to Teaching groups after close liaison with their Year 6 teachers. The groups will be mixed ability and will consist of children from multiple primary schools. We aim to create balanced groups which will help students to mix, make new friends and make good progress during their time at Polesworth.

We have a strong House system and students will be in the same House but not Tutor Group, as their siblings. Tutor Groups are mixed age (vertical) to help students settle in to their new environment.

Summer School

A programme of transitional activities will be delivered during the first two weeks of the summer holiday. Details will be released in April.

ParentPay

At Polesworth we operate a cash free system for all payments in school.

ParentPay:

* enables you to pay for school meals and other items such as school trips
* offers a highly secure payment site
* gives you a history of all the payments you have made
* allows to create a single account login across all your children that attend a ParentPay school

How does ParentPay help you?

* gives you the freedom to make payments to school whenever and wherever you like
* stops you having to write cheques or search for cash to send to school
* gives you peace of mind that your payment has been made safely and securely

Data Collection

You will receive a data collection form in July ready to be returned as school starts in September.

Parents Evenings

We hold seven Parents’ Consultation Evenings throughout the year. Details of how to log in on line and make appointments will be issued at the start of term.

If you have any questions about Transition please contact me by email at the following address
p.rosten@thepolesworthschool.com