Transition

At Saint Edmund Arrowsmith we recognise that the transition from primary to secondary school can be daunting and a worrying time for both parents and pupils. As such, we are committed to working closely with our feeder primary schools, to ensure that this transition is as smooth and concern free as possible. We have many people in place to ensure that we understand your child's needs before joining our school community, including a dedicated Year 6/7 Progress Leader (Mrs K. Goulding), who works alongside our dedicated Year 6/7 Year Manager (Ms N. Manning). We also have a number of fantastic Year 8 Peer Mentors who play a key role at important stages in your child's journey.

In order to welcome both pupils and parents into our school community, we plan for a variety of transition events and activities each year, which include:

  • Open Evening
  • Open Mornings
  • Year 7 Intake Evening
  • Year 7 Post-transition Evening
  • Primary School Roadshows, which involve the Headteacher, key members of staff and current pupils
  • Liaison meetings upon request
  • Year 7 Parents' Evening