Year 6-7 Transition

To support our pupils and parents we have created this ‘Transition Page’. This page will contain information about Secondary schools our pupils will be attending – this page will be for your reference only, please contact the Secondary School directly for information you cannot find on the School’s Website. The page will also be updated once the Secondary Schools have provided relevant information.

Oaks Park High School

Dear Parent/Carer

New Year 7 Intake – September 2021
We are very much looking forward to welcoming your child to Oaks Park High School for
September 2021. Moving from primary to secondary school is a big change in your child’s life and
your child might be feeling nervous about the transition into Year 7. Please be assured that the
staff at Oaks Park are committed to making this transition as smooth as possible to ensure your
child gets the best possible start to secondary school.
As part of our ‘transition programme’ we will be hosting events to help put you and your child at
ease and to help you and your child feel as excited as we are for the new school year.
Wednesday 23rd June (18:00-19:00) OR Thursday 24th June (18:00-19:00)
Transition Information Evening for PARENTS (one parent per family). You will be notified of the
date specific to you. We have put the event on over two separate days to allow for social
distancing.

Thursday 1st July
Induction Day for STUDENTS.
Further details for the arrangements for the above events will be sent to you in due course when
we have received further guidance from the government. Our Primary Transition team is currently
working with the Primary schools in order to gather the relevant transfer information to assist with a
positive transition. In order to prepare to admit your child to Oaks Park, details below.
● Student Admission Form – You will be sent a letter with a personalised link for you to
complete the online admission form of the personal details of your child. Please pay
particular attention to the section regarding your child’s name, country of birth and
nationality. The Admission Form also includes several consent sections including a
biometric permission, an internet safety agreement for students and parents to sign,
permission for use of student photos and our school’s Relationships and Sex Education
(RSE) policy.
● School Uniform – The outfitters include: Carolina School Outfitters and Lucilla
Schoolwear. Further details are included in this letter.
● Redbridge Music School – Please click the link and complete the Music lesson google
form to apply for a place on the instrument timetable.
We encourage you to keep in touch with Oaks Park news by visiting our school website,
particularly the weeking newsletter and to follow us on Twitter:
Website: https://oakspark.co.uk/
Twitter: @OaksParkHighSch
If you require any further information or support then please do make contact via the Primary
Transition mailbox: primarytransition@oakspark.redbridge.sch.uk
Yours sincerely
Ms J L Hamill
Headteacher
Enc Further information regarding Oaks Park High School uniform for your child
starting September 2021


Why do students at Oaks Park wear a uniform?
Students wear uniform at Oaks Park High School because:
● it makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance;
● it is practical and smart;
● it promotes a sense of pride in the school;
● it reinforces a sense of belonging to our school community;
● it identifies the children with the school;
All items of uniform should be named. The School cannot accept any liability for loss or damage to
clothing or equipment incurred on the school premises.
Students travel to and from school in full school uniform.
Boys and Girls Uniform full details – click here or see the school website.
For parent/carers’ convenience, we use two uniform suppliers:
Lucilla
180A Cranbrook Road,
Ilford,
IG1 4LX
Tel: 020 8554 5133
http://www.lucillaschoolwear.co.uk/
Carolina
708 Chigwell Road,
Woodford Bridge,
IG8 8AL
Tel: 020 8504 6420
https://carolinaschooloutfitters.co.uk/
To ensure that the correct items are purchased, please state that you are buying uniform for Oaks
Park High School. The blazer, tie, PE kit and school rucksack can only be purchased from the
recommended stockists above; however the rest of the uniform can be purchased elsewhere as
long as it complies with the list below.
Carolina promo leaflet
Carolina payment plan

Barking Abbey High School

Dear Parent / Carer,

Year 6 to Year 7 Transition and Induction to Secondary School

As you are aware, your child will be leaving Primary school this summer to begin their Secondary School journey with us in September. The move from Primary to Secondary is a big step for children and we have always worked extremely hard at Barking Abbey to make this transition as smooth as possible, supporting our new year 7 pupils through this change in a range of ways.

How will we be supporting pupils to transition?

This year the usual induction day will not be able to take place. We will be conducting a small number of onsite visits over the next half term for pupils with special needs. We will instead be repeating our excellent Virtual Year 6 Transition Week programme so our future students can begin to familiarise themselves with their new learning environment. These virtual activities will be available on our school website from the week commencing Monday the 28th June. The current year 7 pupils and their families found these to be excellent. In addition we will be offering a Summer School programme.

What is Summer School?

Your child is invited to attend Barking Abbey School’s first summer school which will take place between the 23rd – 28th August from 9am to 2pm every day. The week will involve a series of fun activities tailored to the Barking Abbey BEST Habits of Bravery, Excellence, Self-Discipline and Teamwork. These will be a constant theme throughout the week and will be embedded within each task from sporting competitions to academic challenges where students will be awarded prizes and given achievement points, much like students in all years at Barking Abbey. This is a fantastic opportunity for your child to familiarise themselves with the school site, teachers and new classmates whom they will begin their Barking Abbey journey with in September. Each day will begin at 9am and will consist of an assembly led by your child’s Head of Year followed by a variety of sporting opportunities and several subject specific sessions to prepare for life at Barking Abbey. There will also be a unique opportunity for your child to meet their future teachers who will too be present throughout the week to introduce themselves and their subject specialism to all incoming Year 7 students. Lunch will be provided to all students that attend and it is advised that sporting attire be worn throughout the week so that all students are comfortable when participating in PE based activities. Each campus is hosting a summer school and your child will attend the one for the campus they have been allocated. The programme is identical. There is no charge for the summer school.

To reserve a space at the summer school please complete the following form and submit it no later than Friday 2nd July.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=ylDOvXTAfU-UNDb782hPAUoGSDJSYDJHq5VMIsImZnBUMk8wT1QxSFY1Uk1ETkNJTEVCUEVZVTJMRy4u

Which campus will my child be on?

The decision on which campus your child has been allocated will be communicated in early July. The majority of pupils will be at the campus they chose as part of our survey which was sent to you.

Is there a difference between campuses?

No. The timetable, curriculum and teaching are the same. We make sure that the opportunities for all of our pupils are the same on both campuses.

How will you know about my child’s academic record as they didn’t take SATs?

Academic data has been shared with us by your child’s primary school teachers so that we can ensure that when they start they will be supported in the most appropriate manner. We have actually managed to share much more data from year 6 to year 7 then normally and so we will be able to ensure any missed knowledge is covered. We teach mixed ability classes in year 7.

How can I support my child over the summer?

Whilst it is really important that your child gets a break over the summer you do need to ensure that they do not forget school. Please encourage regular reading and regular maths games or quizzes. Children should continue to read daily and be read to by an adult as often as possible. We will be including in our virtual transition week a reading list of suggested books and also some links to some fun maths websites so that when your child arrives in September they are ready to succeed.

As ever, please speak to your child’ primary school if you have any concerns at all, and of course we will be in touch with further details as they are arranged.

We will continue to support both them and yourselves as much as we possibly can. Please do not hesitate to contact the school by telephone or by email at Transition@barkingabbeyschool.co.uk  if you have any further questions or queries.

Many thanks for your ongoing support.

Kind regards,

Tony Roe

Headteacher

Barking Abbey School

Tel: 0203 967 7030

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Seven Kings High School

Seven Kings High School – transition information for Parents and Pupils

At Seven Kings we are busy planning to welcome your year 6 pupils for a taster day on either the 28th or 29th June from 9.15am -12.20pm. In line with new guidance from the DfE we will have the following measures in place to manage the risk of covid transmission.

– The taster day will take place entirely outside using a large marquee with open sides. The pupils will not enter the building.

– We will have portable sinks and sanitisers available at all times 

– All pupils will be asked to wear masks throughout the day (these will be provided to any pupils who don’t bring their own).

– We will maintain social distancing throughout the day.

We are very much looking forward to meeting pupils and offering them a welcoming and positive experience of their new secondary school and we will seek to do this in a covid safe way.

Stratford School Academy Transition day

Dear Year 6 Parents & Carers, We are planning on hosting a Transition Day for pupils joining us in September on Thursday 8th July 2021. More information to follow shortly.

Mayfield Teacher Visit

Dear Parents, We have had a visit from Teacher at Mayfield School, they have left a card for parents, please use if you have any specific questions related to your child attending Mayfield School in September 2021.

Caterham Welcome ‘House’ BBQ

If your child is joining Caterham in September, they are hosting the below event.

Mayfield School

Transitioning from Primary to secondary school is a huge milestone in their lives., everything they know and the routines they are used to are about to change. Our transition days, along with Personal Transition Meetings, normally help us support our new students and put to rest any concerns they or their parents have. With this in mind, I have tried to create supporting documents and media that I think will help them, these include:

  1. A Welcome Video
  2. A Virtual Introduction to Mayfield
  3. A virtual Introduction to Key Staff
  4. Guides on how to read our timetables
  5. Top Tips for Transition
  6. FAQs regarding Transition
  7. Our Transition Booklet – this includes tasks and challenges for students to attempts before they join us as well as in their first week with us.

These can be accessed on the following Transition page on Mayfield School’s Website:

https://www.mayfieldschool.net/307/starting-in-year-7

We looking forward to welcoming you in September.

Southend High School Boys

As part of the transition process form KS2 to KS3, we hope to be able to invite the year 6 pupils who are joining our school in September to our induction day on 2nd July.  This is, of course, subject to COVID restrictions and we will be confirming the arrangements with parents nearer the time.

In the meantime, we have posted our booklet for pupils on our website for the boys and their parents to have a look at, and the link below enables you to see the booklet if you wish to share it with the boys who are joining us.

https://anyflip.com/eccou/ztdm/