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Coordinating the transition

The transition from primary to secondary school is a very important phase in a child's education. Each child copes differently with change and this is where the transition co-ordinator is particularly important in ensuring all parties are happy, informed and confident in the process. Miss Hammond is the School’s Head of Year 7 and Transition, and will work very closely with primary schools in acquiring information on every child in order to understand their individual needs. The information is gained through transition forms and meeting the Year 6 teachers. We discuss the child and any intervention or support they may require before they start with us in Year 7.


Primary School visits

Miss Hammond visits each child in their primary school to introduce herself and her role and to address any worries or concerns they may have.


Induction Evening

Parents and Carers are invited to Bristol Free School on Year 6 Induction Evening. Seeing children move from primary to secondary school can be a very anxious time for parents. Attending these evenings will give parents an opportunity to gain information, meet external providers (for example, uniform suppliers) and to talk to key members of BFS staff. 


Miss Hammond - Head of Year 7 and Transition
Induction days

The Year 6 students will attend an induction day in Term 6. This is a very exciting day as the students will meet members of their new year group and learning group, sample a variety of lessons around the school and find out which tutor group they will join in September.

For September 2019's Year 7s, the Induction Day is Thursday 2 July. 

The Induction Evening for parents/carers to return with their child is also Thursday 2 July.