Minerva Learning Trust

Transition from primary to secondary school

Transition to Stocksbridge High School

We enjoy a very close partnership with our family of schools and the vast majority of children will, eventually, become Stocksbridge High School students. Through a series of shared activities, we smoothen the transition from primary phase to secondary. The pastoral team, teachers and school councillors all participate I a programme to enable young people to have the very best start to their secondary schooling.

All prospective students and their families are encouraged to attend out open evenings at the start of the year. They offer opportunity for you to see the school and, importantly, talk to staff and students about what its like to attend Stocksbridge. 

In the last half term of Y6 all pupils will spend a week at Stocksbridge High School. In this time, they will meet their form tutor, have lessons in all the subjects they will take in Y7 and become familiar with the school routines and expectations. During this time there will be a parents’ evening where we can discuss the start to Y7 which will be followed up in the first term of Y7 with another chance to attend a settling-in event.  

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Interested in joining Stocksbridge High School from Primary School?

Visit our admissions page to register for our upcoming Open Evening events. 

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Y6 Transition September 2023

We understand that at this time, children will discuss and think about which of their friends they may be placed with in their new forms. This may cause some anxiety, so we have set up this online form to provide us with information about your child. This information will include who they would like to be with in their form group, who you would rather avoid and any family situations of which you would like us to be aware of. This will then be cross referenced with the information we receive from primary schools as we put groups together. Please understand that these requests cannot always be met, but will always be considered. Part of the experience of transition to secondary school is about making new friendships and we rarely have any problems with “settling in”, including those who have not been placed with their closest friends.  

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