Year 6-7 transition
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 2023
Welcome to Silverdale School!
During March, we will send details to parents and carers about the activities and events we have planned to welcome new students to their new school. There will be plenty of opportunities to help our new Year 7 students get to know Silverdale School and to meet new friends and staff.
We can't wait to meet you.
SEND coffee afternoon: Tuesday 25 April, 1.30 - 3.00pm (by invitation)
This is an event for us to welcome the parents and carers of children with SEND (those with an EHC Plan or who are on the SEND register at their primary school). It is an opportunity to meet the team, learn about the support available and to ask any questions about inclusion at Silverdale. Invitations will be sent out through primary schools.
Uniform evening: Tuesday 27 April, 4.00 - 7.00pm (drop in)
This evening will give the chance to try on sample sizes and order uniform. More uniform information is available on our uniform and equipment page. Orders can also be placed directly via the website: www.schools.stitchfactory.co.uk
Induction evening: Thursday 15 June, 6.00 - 7.30pm
Students will meet their new form and form tutor/s and spend time in these groups getting to know their classmates. Parents and carers will receive presentations from the Head of School and the Head of Year 7.
Transition days: Wednesday 21 June, 9.15am - 3.10pm and Thursday 22 June, 9.15am - 3.10pm
All new Year 7 students will join us for two days at Silverdale School. They will experience a variety of taster lessons, meet your new teachers and school staff, have the opportunity to make new friends and explore your new school. This is a vital part of the transition process, and it is our intention that students leave the days excited to start at Silverdale.
Summer's Cool: Monday 31 July - Friday 4 August or Monday 21 - Friday 25 August
All new Year 7 students are invited to join us for one of two action packed weeks during the summer holiday. Students will get to know the school, work with several of their new teachers, make friends from other primary schools and improve literacy. Our aim is to enable new students to join Silverdale School with confidence. There is a charge to cover the week's activities.
Joining Silverdale School Year 7 in September 2023
Read through this booklet for our new students, to find out what happens when you join Silverdale School
Alternatively, click here to download a pdf of this booklet.
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 Student Support on their dedicated webpage here. They also provide a range of wellbeing resources here.
You can find out more about the Learning Support team on their dedicated webpage here.
our Transition Team
Silverdale School has a designated team who oversee the Year 6 to Year 7 transition process and ensure that our new Year 7 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)
Mr L Marven, Year 7 Pastoral Manager