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Transition to Tapton

The move from primary to secondary school can be quite daunting. To help ease this transition we have developed a map of activities that include pastoral and academic elements so every child feels secure and happy at Tapton School while making great progress:

  • Y6 Open Evening
  • Tapton Young Writers Club (with our feeder schools)
  • Uniform Evening
  • Transition Days:
    Pre-transition mornings for Netherthorpe and non-feeders
    EHCP transition mornings
    Two transition days for all students to meet the rest of the year group and their form tutor
  • Summer School.

When starting at Tapton School we provide many events for students and parents/carers to ensure students become a member of Tapton School, including: 

  • Year 7 Self-Management Morning
  • Freshers Fair
  • Homework
  • Form Tutor Consultation Afternoons
  • Parent Review Afternoon.

As part of the transition process our Transition Lead and Year Manager attend primary schools to meet the students and discuss key information with the class teacher. We always listen really carefully to the advice from Year 6 teachers to ensure our groupings lead to great learning. 

Key Transition Staff

Hayley Sharman: Assistant Headteacher (KS3 Progress)
Paul Heath: Transition Lead
Ash Travers: Year Manager
Pat Ward: Transition Administrator
Holly Morris: Head of Languages.