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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.

We therefore organise a range of events across the year to help prepare our students for this important transition. This starts with presentations at local feeder schools and an open evening in October. Then, once your child's place is confirmed with us, we visit them in their primary school, invite you all in for information evenings, and invite them to attend two taster days with us. Plus there is a summer school during the holidays.


our Transition Team

Silverdale School has a designated team who oversee the Y6 & 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
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Mr D Dalrymple, SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator)
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Mrs K Greening, Year 7 Pastoral Manager
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For information about key transition dates see our transition timetable page here.