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 2021
We will write to you in early March, welcoming you into our school community. Enclosed with the letter will be some important forms that you need to complete.
We do not know yet how and when we can run our transition activities but will let you know as soon as this is confirmed. In the meantime, please browse our uniform and equipment webpage. You can also find lots of information about school in the section for current parents and students.
You can read our School Communications Guide here.
You may also find it useful to watch the videos we produced last year when we had to run transition during lockdown.
Last year's transition videos
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.
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