Transition from Primary School to Secondary School 

At Carr Hill High School we work to ensure your child has a successful transition from primary education to secondary education. We understand how important it is for a child to feel happy and confident about the changes ahead and so provide an effective transition programme. Care is taken from an early stage to prepare students for the transition from primary school to secondary school. We would usually start working with pupils in Year 5, providing our local primary school students with the opportunity to visit Carr Hill High School for an introduction to secondary school life. The following year pupils usually return for a more in-depth visit which expands on their previous experience. These Students benefit from a full day in school with lesson tasters and the opportunity to sample school facilities such as the canteen. Due to current circumstances, we are not be able to offer these taster days, but we will make sure to keep in touch with those children within local primary schools who would be considering Carr Hill as their secondary school and offer alternative ways for them to experience our school. 

As a well-respected school, a percentage of students from outside of our core catchment area are included within our yearly intake. We appreciate that joining a new school as a student, who doesn’t know anyone is daunting so we make extra arrangements to help these pupils settle in. Students are offered additional support and will be invited on extended visits along with other pupils who are in a similar position. There is extra support available for SEN students and their parents with the opportunity to arrange additional meetings with specialist school staff to ensure all a pupil’s individual needs are understood and met prior to them joining Carr Hill High School.