The transition between primary and secondary school can be quite daunting for year 7’s.
The Radclyffe School has a dedicated and experienced transition team who do their utmost to make this transition as smooth as possible for each and every new student.
Staff and students from The Radclyffe School visit feeder primary schools throughout the year to start this process and interact with the children. Year 6 children that have a place at The Radclyffe School have extra visits and are guided as they prepare to join us.
We require students to attend an Induction Day that is carefully structured and supported to introduce each child to The Radclyffe School and how we work day-to-day. Each student will also meet their Year Manager and Personal Learning Guide
We also guide parents through the transition, keeping you informed about every step of the process and inviting you to a New Parents’ Evening
To download Resilient Transitions – Helping Children Deal Well With Change and Uncertainty click here.
Our main method of communication with you will be over email. Please ensure we have the correct information on file for you. You can give us your current details when completing the induction form.
Alternatively you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A copy of the letter sent out to Parents/Carers recently, is also available to download here.
Once your child has secured a place at our school, they are invited to spend the day with us during the summer term of Year 6. On this day, they will have a tour of the building, meet key members of staff who will support them throughout their secondary education, learn about what they can expect from secondary school and spend time with other students that will be in their PLG group and year group.
You can take a virtual tour of our school, see videos from members of staff and explore the different faculty areas. You can access the tour by clicking here.
Meeting New Parents
Before Induction Day, you and your child are invited to a Transition Meeting for New Parents. At the event, you will have the opportunity to browse and purchase from our uniform and footwear providers You and your child will also hear from our Headteacher, your child’s Year Manager and meet with their Personal Learning Guide (PLG) who will support them during their 5 years at our school.