Moving from Infant to Junior school can create anxieties for some children and we understand that this can be a difficult adjustment.
We want all our new children to feel happy, safe and secure. The quicker they settle in, the more confident they become helping them to develop independence, and enjoy their learning. Therefore, our ‘little and often’ philosophy to transfer makes children feel relaxed about their exciting move. Year 2 children have frequent opportunities to spend short time with us – usually once a month from December - leading up to a full day late in summer. This means that, by the time the children join us, they know us really well already! Children who join the school at times other than September are welcome to visit the school with their parents and are given the opportunity to meet some of the children. All children have a ‘Buddy’, usually a Year 5 child, who looks out for them and offers a little extra support.
Most of our pupils join us in Year 3 from Upton Infant School but subject to availability, pupils from other schools join us.
Visit the Infants website below to find out what they get up to!
Key Stage 2 to Secondary
The transition to secondary school is also of importance to us and we strive to prepare our children and equip them with the skill, knowledge and confidence to continue their learning journey.
Our children move on to a variety of schools – both selective and non-selective although the majority of children transfer to the local secondary school Lytchett Minister, many of our children sit the Grammar school entrance exam in Year 6
Close liaison with all secondary schools ensures that all needs of our older children are met accordingly. Year 6 teaching staff share their knowledge about each child with their future schools and provide detailed information in response to secondary school requests.
Please visit the following websites (below Upton infants link) for information on the local Secondary schools
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