The transition from primary to secondary school is an important milestone for children and their families.
At St Thomas More Catholic School, we pride ourselves on providing new pupils, parents and carers with a smooth and extensive transition programme which ensures our new Year 7s arrive in September excited about the next chapter of their education.
Our transition programme begins the moment your child is offered a place at the school and provides many opportunities for them to develop new friendships, improve their confidence, and get used to their new school environment.
What can you expect?
Our New Pupil Guide includes a wide range of useful information, including timings of the day, routines and school uniform. Children can also gain an insight into life at St Thomas More through some of our pupils’ extraordinary stories.New Year 7 Guide 2023-24
Team Building Afternoon
Pupils will have the chance to make new friends, participate in fun activities and meet our fantastic staff before the Induction Day in July. Children with different needs may be invited to attend a smaller event instead, where they will meet members of Curriculum Support Department.
Primary School Visits
Our experienced team of staff visit local primary schools across June and July to meet our new pupils in their own environment. This is an excellent opportunity for us to find out more about your child so that we can personalise their experience at St Thomas More.
Pupils are invited back into school for a full day, where they will meet their form tutor, get to know their new teachers, and form further friendships through various activities.
We host a Summer School during the holidays which will include workshops and activities to support the step-up to secondary school learning.
September and beyond
Your child’s first day of school is Year 7 only, providing them with another chance to settle into their new school environment. Transition doesn’t then end in September. Throughout their time with us, they will be supported every step of the way.
We look forward to seeing your child flourish over their 7-year journey with us.