Year 6 Transition

Year Six into Year Seven

At Sweyne Park we recognise what a big step choosing a secondary school can be. Each year we review our practice to ensure we make the transition from primary school to secondary school as smooth and stress-free as possible. We have a highly experienced, dedicated team of staff supporting Year 7, including a permanent Head of Year 7, whose entire responsibility revolves around managing the move from primary to secondary and ensuring pupils are happy and successful at Sweyne Park from day one.


For transitional ease

Our staff meet with your child’s Year 6 teachers, to share information on a range of areas. This includes meetings with pupils for a Q+A session.


For Parents and Carers

This will take place early in the first term. The evening will provide families with strategies to help your child to fulfil their potential, including support at home within their studies.


Knowing what to expect

Teachers from Sweyne Park School offer taster lessons in some local primaries (e.g. Design & Technology lessons)


To provide important information

Lots of questions have been posed and the answers to those most frequently asked can be found on our E-Mentoring page. Learn more

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Induction Day

To ensure friendships are built

Induction Day in July for new Year 6 and a separate special ‘Small Schools Induction Day’ for pupils from smaller schools, or schools out of catchment, to ensure they make friends with other new pupils before the summer break.



For the first day at secondary school in September, only Year 7 are in for the morning, joined by Year 12 later in the day, but no other year groups.


To assist with the adjustment

All Year 7 have break and lunch at a different time from the rest of the school for the first year (a free lunch is provided for all pupils on the very first day).


To provide support

Year 11 prefects are attached to tutor groups and escort pupils to and from lessons for the first two weeks.