At Ormiston Denes Academy, the most important thing to us is that each new pupil starts Year 7 feeling safe, secure, happy and enthused to be part of their new school. This not only applies to students, we also want parents and carers to be happy and well informed about the move their child will make from primary to secondary school.
Ormiston Denes Academy has measures in place to make sure this important change is handled in a friendly, caring, organised and effective way, minimising the worry for students, parents, carers and academy staff. We see this transition between primary and secondary as a crucial period in a child’s education and we implement a number of procedures to ensure every child is catered for.
To help with all of the above, transition from primary to secondary school does not begin in Year 6 and end in Year 7. We ensure that our primary liaison and transition work begins as early as Year 4 and continues into Years 5 and 6, through a dedicated team and a range of activities and opportunities. The main activities that we offer is shown within the following booklet: