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.
students joining us in September 2020
The impact of the Covid-19 lockdown has meant we have not been able to run our usual programme of transition activities. However, we are committed to finding alternative ways to make the transition process as smooth as possible. We are publishing information on this page in July to try and plug some of the gaps - please check regularly here for updates.
Mrs Housley, our Head of Year 7, takes you around the school and introduces you to some key people:
frequently asked questions video
learning & student support videos
Here you can find videos from staff whose primary role is to support students with both their learning needs and their emotional wellbeing.
You can find out more about the Learning Support team on their dedicated webpage here.
The following video was made specifically to support SEN students in their transition.
Our staff have made videos introducing themselves and their subjects.
English / maths
Design & technology / art
history / religious studies & philosophy / geography
science / modern foreign languages
music / drama
You can find out more about studying P.E. here.
computer science / business studies
We have sent a printed copy of this guide to all families joining us in September 2020. You can view a copy here.
staying in touch
We are in email contact with most families who have children joining us in September 2020. If you have not heard from us please get in touch (see email addresses at the bottom of this page or call the school).
Uniform and Equipment
Find out what you need by viewing our uniform and equipment page here.
You can find out more on our travel page here.
our Transition Team
Silverdale School has a designated team who oversee the Y6 to 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
Mr D Dalrymple, SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator)
Mrs K Greening, Year 7 Pastoral Manager