Year 6 Transition
Dear Parents, Carers and Students,
First and foremost, we would like to welcome you to Kelvin Hall School. Moving from primary to secondary school is an exciting and very significant time in a child’s life. This period of transition is an important milestone, marking a change in expectations, independent working and self-organisation. Students are joining Kelvin Hall, an Outstanding School where our ethos is to Grow Talent and Promote Community. Our work with students in transition has already begun and will continue until they have settled into Kelvin Hall.
Kelvin Hall staff and students will also work in primary schools to enable students to get to know friendly faces and to feel more confident when they transfer.
How can parents help to make the transition successful?
Moving from the ‘top’ of primary school, to the ‘bottom’ of secondary school, is always a challenge for any student. Don’t underestimate the significance of this moment in your child’s life, even if most of their friends are joining Kelvin and you have older children here.
As moving schools is such a big change, your child will almost certainly be a little nervous. Take time to talk things through or at least let your child know that you realise they might be anxious and you’re willing to listen.