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Welcome to The Forest School’s Transition Page.

The run-up to starting a new school can be an exciting, but daunting time, and here at The Forest School, we run an extensive programme of exciting activities which support you and your child through the Transition from Year 6 into Year 7.

The Transition Team has a wealth of experience in all aspects of the move from primary to secondary school and this is evident in the opportunities provided throughout Years 5 and 6. This starts in Year 5 with our Headteacher Roadshows, where the team, along with Forest students, visit the local primary schools to provide information about what to expect when they start secondary school. There is also time for the pupils to ask any questions that they may have about the next stage in their education.

Throughout Years 5 and 6, we run a variety of activities at Forest and in the primary schools. The pupils meet Forest staff, participate in lessons with some of the teachers and spend time with some of the older Forest students. This allows them to become more familiar with how their new lessons will differ from those in primary school.

Other events offered throughout the academic year include:

  • Sports activities
  • STEM 
  • Cooking sessions
  • Coffee mornings
  • Drama/Music performances

Once you have accepted a place for your child, The Transition Team, Inclusion Department (where relevant), Learning Mentors, Heads of Houses and Tutors hold detailed discussions with your child’s current Year 6 teacher in order to personalise the Transition process to each individual. They offer additional support for your child’s Transition into Year 7, where necessary.

We hope that you will find the information useful, but f you have any queries please do not hesitate to send an email to the address at the bottom of this page. Detailed information about the school itself, such as Uniform, Attendance and School Day, can be found in the Parents section of the Information menu.


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