Transfer to All Hallows Catholic College
We are proud of the outstanding reputation which All Hallows enjoys both locally and nationally in terms of its academic excellence and outstanding achievements in many fields. Although regularly oversubscribed, all pupils in its seven faith partner primary schools enjoy the special privilege of being assured a place during Y6 to Y7 transition, above the many pupils in other primary schools in the locality who may seek admission. Our special relationship ensures that the change from primary to secondary phase takes place as smoothly as possible and without unnecessary anxiety.
An Open Evening at All Hallows Catholic College is held in the autumn term of year 6 to which parents and pupils are invited. Parents are also given the opportunity to attend the New Intake Parents' Evening later in the year. Throughout the year, Mr Billings (Principle) hold coffee morning where parents can come and meet with him and ask questions. Arrangements are made for pupils to visit the school for an induction course in the summer term prior to entry. Year 6 pupils also enjoy a common retreat experience in the summer term with children from one of the other partner primary schools. The incoming Pastoral Head of Year 7 visits all Year 6 pupils and extensive collaboration takes place with primary Headteachers and Year 6 teachers regarding grouping of pupils and any special needs which pupils have. Detailed information concerning each individual pupil's level of attainment and progress in the National Curriculum, all test scores from standard and specially devised assessments and all relevant documentation are carefully collated and forwarded to the school. Where necessary, the All Hallows' Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator also visits the primary schools to acquire additional information about both very able and less able pupils.
In this way, our children experience one curriculum which provides the very best continuity from the age of 5 to 18 years and, in doing so, receive an excellent Christian education.
There are school buses from Poynton and Disley which takes the children to and from All Hallows. The vast majority of Poynton and Disley pupils attending All Hallows use this bus.