Judged OUTSTANDING for Early Years, Personal Development and Behaviour and Attitudes (Ofsted May 2024), ......'In the Reception class, children receive an excellent start to their education.'.....'Children are exceptionally well prepared for learning in Year 1.'.....'Pupils develop as mature individuals due to the exemplary provision that they receive to support their personal development.'.....'Pupils’ behaviour during lessons and around school is exemplary.'.....'Pupils are proud of their school mission statement. They aspire ‘not to have more but to be more’ in all that they do. Pupils are happy in school.'.....

St Paul's Catholic Primary School

A Voluntary Academy

Aspire not to have more but to be more – St Oscar Romero

Transition to Secondary School

Moving on to Secondary School

If you're not at the end of Year 6 as you read this, the thought of moving to secondary school might seem a bit scary.  This is normal and to be expected.


If you are at the end of Year 6 then YOU ARE READY.


We do lots of activities in Years 5 and 6 to prepare you for the changes to come and by the time you reach the last week of Year 6, you may feel sad to leave us and you might be a bit nervous, but you will be prepared for the exciting journey you have ahead of you.


Below is our Year 6 Transition Booklet. This is introduced at school and you are encouraged to find out as much as you can from the links and information on these pages, to help you complete it. By completing the activities in the booklet, you will be finding out lots of facts and important information so that you feel you have more control over the changes which will be happening over the next few months.

Below are pages linked to the secondary schools and they contain LOADS of information about what your next school is like. Use these to help you complete your booklet.

What do we do for transition?

  • Sports visits
  • Farm visits
  • Curriculum visits
  • Mini transition pre-visits for those who benefit from it
  • Move-up transition days with all the other Y6s in July
  • Transition residential trips with Year 6s from other schools in June and July
  • We are visited by secondary school teachers to discuss each of you and we pass on lots of information about your friendships, behaviour, learning styles, needs, attitudes and talents
  • We may be visited by secondary teachers who come in to speak with you
  • Secondary school teachers may visit to lead challenges or lessons
  • The secondary school may send work for you to complete and return to them
  • We may join national live assemblies or lessons about transition to high school
  • We may be visited by organisations or services which lead workshops on moving to secondary
  • Our PSHE for Summer term is focused on changes in our bodies, feelings and on changing schools
  • You have a dedicated section of our school website and a booklet made by your teachers at St. Paul's to guide you on your journey