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Secondary School Transition

Applying for Secondary School 2023/2024


If your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013, or is in year 6 for the 2023-2024 school year, you must apply for a secondary school place for September 2024.

The deadline for on-time applications is Tuesday 31st October 2023.


Secondary National Offer Day is Friday 1st March 2024.

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The Transition: 


Transitioning from Primary to Secondary school is a time of excitement and anxiety for both children and parents. So here are some helpful tips to support the change from Year 6 to Year 7!


  • Remind them never be afraid to ask for help, or talk to someone they trust, like you or their tutor if they’re concerned about anything.


  • Prompt them to find out what their timetable is, what time they need to be at school, and what time they can go home.


  • Support your child to be organised. Get them to pack their bag, pencil case, etc the night before so they don't have to worry in the morning.


  • First impressions last a long time, so make sure theirs are good ones – for organisation, presentation, and behaviour!
  • Suggest they make the first effort to make new friends.
  • Encourage them to make the most of all the new opportunities. They will have the chance to try out new clubs and activities.
  • Make sure they know what uniform they need, and what to bring in for sport.
  • Encourage them to enjoy it! Making new friends and learning new things is exciting. Remind them that everyone else is in the same boat....