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Transition to Tapton

Due to Covid-19 our transition plans have changed dramatically. Government restrictions have meant that we have not been able to go ahead with most of our planned activities. Instead we have planned a largely virtual transition which we hope will still provide some of the necessary tools to guide your child through this important change.

Click here to watch our video tour of Tapton School:



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Introduction from form tutors

This will be a poster out to all our new starters so students will get to ‘meet’ their new form tutor and find out what form they are in.


2 tasks sent to students to complete

A ‘This Is Me’ handprint that will form part of a form display and give your child’s form tutor an opportunity to learn a little more about each student in their form.

A short questionnaire to be completed by the student to help the form tutor get to know their form.

Details of these tasks will be posted along with the introduction from the form tutor. These can be returned into our student reception which will give you the opportunity to practice your route into school.


Talking PowerPoint

The PowerPoint below contains an introduction from Ms Rhodes, Mrs Travers and Mr Heath. It also has information regarding uniform, the structure of the school day and some resources you may find useful.


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Hatchette Transition Resources

Hatchette Schools have created a set of generic transition resources for parents and carers that you may like to work through with your child. They include an activity sheet that you may find useful in preparing your child for secondary school. You can find them here:


Visits to primary school by key members of staff

Wherever possible we plan to visit primary schools in order to meet students and answer any questions students may have. If this is possible for your child’s primary school you will find out from their school.

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.