Year 6/7 transition support
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. This starts with presentations at local feeder schools and an open evening in October. Then, once your child's place is confirmed with us, we visit them in their primary school, invite you all in for information evenings, and invite them to attend two taster days with us. Plus there is a summer school during the holidays.
The details of all these events can be found below.
our 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 J Housley, Head of Year 7
Mrs N Young, SEN Manager
Mrs L Coates/Mrs K Greening, Year 7 Pastoral Manager (job share)
Silverdale School transition events 2017-18
(for entry in September 2018)
Feeder school presentations
These took place in September 2017.
Open evening for parents/carers and pupils:
Thursday 5 October 2017
From 6:30 to 8:30pm. An opportunity to come and visit our school and meet members of staff and students.
Transition events for Year 6:
September 2017 – March 2018
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:
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 for parents/carers & pupils:
Tuesday 27 March 2018
From 4pm to 7pm. 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' primary schools:
March to June 2018
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 for parents/carers & pupils:
Thursday 14 June 2018
From 09:30 to 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 for parents/carers and pupils:
Thursday 21 June 2018
From 6pm to 8pm. 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.
Wednesday 27 to Thursday 28 June 2018
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 2018:
Two weeks of fun activities in the summer holiday for students joining us in September 2018.
Week 1: Mon 30 July - Fri 3 August 2018
Week 2: Mon 20 August - Fri 24 August 2018
Price to be confirmed when parents/carers receive their Transition Welcome pack during March 2018.