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Year 6 Transition

Year 6/7 Transition - 2017 Entry
We believe that a smooth, positive and exciting transition from Year 6 to Year
7 is crucial to the start of each child’s Secondary education. The aim of our
transition process is for every pupil to move up to Silverdale feeling excited,
confident and cared for. We therefore organise a range of events across the
year to help prepare our students for this important transition.


July 2016 - Application packs issued by Sheffield Local Authority to all
parents/carers of children due to enter Year 7 in September 2017.

Enquiries about the admissions process should be directed to Pam Barnes or
Tracy Hurst at:-

1 March 2017 – Offer Day. Online applications will be notified by email, paper
and telephone applications will be notified by letter to home address.

Silverdale School Transition Events 2016-17

Feeder School presentations: 

  • Evening - parents 13-20 September 2016

The Headteacher and Head of Year 7 from Silverdale will come to our feeder
schools to make a presentation to Year 6 parents and pupils regarding

  • Open Evening Parents/Carers & pupils Tuesday 27 September 2016 6:30-8:30pm

An opportunity to come and visit our school and meet members of staff and

  • Transition events for Year 6 September 2016 – March 2017

The Transition team will organise a range of events for pupils to come and
visit Silverdale and experience activities and lessons here, particularly with
our feeder schools

  • Welcome Packs sent to parents/carers of accepted pupils March 2017

If your child is accepted into Silverdale, you will receive a Welcome Pack
from the school with further information regarding admissions and the
Transition process

  • Uniform Evening Parents/Carers & pupils Tues 04 April 2017 4.00-7.00pm

An opportunity to come and buy Silverdale uniform from our suppliers.
Silverdale staff will be available to answer any questions regarding uniform
and equipment.

  • Transition Team Visits to Pupils March – June 2017

A member of the Transition Team will come to visit each pupil at their
Primary school in order to give them more information about Silverdale. They
will also meet with each pupils’ Year 6 teacher in order to gain more
information about them.

  • SEN Induction Morning Parents/Carers & pupils Thurs 15 June 2017 9.30-11.30am

An information morning for parents of pupils with Special Educational Needs
(SEN) to come and meet our SENCO and Inclusion Team. Activities will also
be organised for pupils with SEN so that they feel more confident about
moving to Silverdale.

  • Induction Evening Parents/Carers & Pupils Thurs 22 June 2017 6:00-7:00pm or 7:00-8:00pm

This is a very important evening where pupils meet their new form group and
form tutor, and spend the evening doing lots of fun activities to help them
get to know other students in their form. Parents receive a presentation from
the Head teacher and Head of Year 7.

  • Transition Days Pupils only Weds 28 and Thurs 29 June 2017 8:40am- 3:15pm

Two days for all of our new pupils to come and experience life at
Silverdale. Pupils will spend more time with their form and will also
experience a range of lessons and activities to help them feel prepared and
excited for their move up to Silverdale.

  • Summer School pupils only. Week 1 Mon 31st July - Friday 4th August 2017.  Week 2 Mon 21st August - Fri 25th August 2017


Silverdale School Transition Team
Silverdale School has a designated team who oversee the Y6 & Y7 transition
process and ensure that our new Y7 pupils make a successful start to their
Silverdale career. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate
to contact us.

Mrs C Bailey - Assistant Head – Inclusion/SENCO
Mrs J Housley - Head of Year 7
Mrs N Young - SEN Manager
Mrs L Coates/Mrs K Greening - Year 7 Pastoral Support Assistant