Thorney Close Primary School

"Where Learning Blossoms..."



Starting school is an important milestone for a child. The transition often marks a time of great excitement for families and children. We also recognise that transition occurs between year groups and Key Stages. We want all of our children to feel happy, safe and secure. The quicker they settle into their new environment, the more confident they become in developing independence and enjoyment of their learning. Therefore, we devote a considerable amount of time and effort to make the transition as smooth as possible for every child.

Transition arrangements include:

  • Visits to school
  • Meeting new teacher
  • Spending time in new classroom
  • Discussions with SEND Co-odinator
  • Providing parents/carers with information about the new class/year group/school phase
  • Information and videos on ClassDojo

Secondary School Transition

The transition to secondary school is also important to us and we strive to prepare our children and equip them with the skills, knowledge and confidence to continue their learning journey. Our aim is to ensure that all of our pupils have as seamless a transition as is possible to ensure that they continue to enjoy and achieve in their new school environment.

We maintain close links with our local secondary schools/academies and all pupils will receive planned transition activities throughout Upper Key Stage 2.

Additional Transition Information

Getting ready to start primary school

Starting Primary School

BBC Bitesize Transition - Secondary