Information about Transition in 2018

The transition from primary to secondary school is important in the lives of children and their families. At St Bernard’s Catholic High School we have a robust system to ensure all students will have a successful transition and to help students and parents minimise anxiety about the change.

We want all students who choose St Bernard’s Catholic High school to get used to their new routines and school organisation with great ease; develop new friendships and improve their self-esteem and confidence. By providing a wider choice of subjects, we intend to extend their interest in school and school work. We aim to enrich students’ learning experience in secondary education by providing them with opportunities and challenges, along with the practical skills and knowledge to be confident in fully accessing these post-transition. We will ensure that students will have the tools and emotional resilience to manage this transition. We will make sure all students will continue to make academic progress, to achieve and to enjoy learning. As a result, students’ motivation, positive attitudes and self-image as learners are maintained and developed.

Induction Period & Welcome Evening

An Induction Period for children who have been allocated a place at St Bernard’s Catholic High for September 2018 entry will take place in the Summer Term of 2018. The dates for this Induction Period will be announced in due course.

The Induction Period is an opportunity for the Y6 students to make new friends, meet our staff, and become familiar with the workings of the school day. The Transition Co-ordinator will make arrangements with your child’s primary school to visit and meet students in person before the Induction Period. Our learning support department will also work closely with your primary school to obtain relevant information to support your child's learning.

In addition, a Welcome Evening for parents and carers will also be held. The date for this event will be announced in early 2018.

If you have any queries, please contact:

Mrs C Davies, Transition Co-ordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.