Skip to main content

Year 6 Transition

At Atherton High School, we understand that the transition from primary school to high school can be a very big step for both pupils and parents/carers. We have built, and continue to build a strong working relationships with our local primary schools, in order to make sure that the transition process is as smooth as possible. Throughout the year we make sure that pupils and parents are welcomed through our doors, whether this be during school taster days, open day, personal guided tours, additional SEN taster days, transition days and parents evenings.

After we have received all of our admission information from the local authority in March, transition booklets are sent home for our Year 6 pupils to complete. Activities include: getting to know me, goal setting, a creative writing task and what do you want to know about Atherton High?

This booklet is a great starting point in getting to know pupils and allowing them to voice any questions or concerns they may have. We send out a second booklet in June, which includes more transition activities as well as a key staff document and ‘The Atherton Challenge.’ This challenges pupils and gives them an insight into work that is planned for year 7.

We believe that the very best way to get a feel for the school and find out more is to come and visit us during the school day. The Head of Year will show you around with the assistance of a Year 7 pupil. This will give you the vital opportunity to see the school and our pupils on a normal working day. Having a pupil present will also allow you to ask any questions in relation to school life at Atherton High School.

Transition- What to expect?

“From seeing the head teacher playing football with the children on the yard, to staff sitting with pupils at lunchtime, everyone works together and there’s a strong feeling of belonging to part of something bigger than just a school”

Mrs Doyle