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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.

The details of all these events can be found below.


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 R Horton, Deputy Head with responsibility for Special Educational Needs (SEN)
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Mrs K Greening, Year 7 Pastoral Manager
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Silverdale School transition events 2017-18
(for entry in September 2018)

events that have already taken place:
  • Feeder school presentations about applying to Silverdale.
  • Open evening to find out more about applying to Silverdale.
  • Visits to feeder schools about applying to Silverdale.
  • Welcome pack sent to parents when students have been offered a place.
  • Uniform evening.
Transition team visits to pupils' primary schools: 
March to June 2018

A member of the Transition Team will come to visit each pupil at their Primary school in order to give them more information about Silverdale. They will also meet with each pupils’ Year 6 teacher in order to gain more
information about them.

SEN induction morning for parents/carers & pupils:
Thursday 14 June 2018

From 09:30 to 11:30am. An information morning for parents of pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) to come and meet our SENCO and Inclusion Team. Activities will also be organised for pupils with SEN so that they feel more confident about moving to Silverdale.

Induction evening for parents/carers and pupils:
Thursday 21 June 2018

From 6pm to 8pm. This is a very important evening where pupils meet their new form group and form tutor, and spend the evening doing lots of fun activities to help them get to know other students in their form. Parents receive a presentation from the Head teacher and Head of Year 7.

Transition days:
Wednesday 27 to Thursday 28 June 2018

Two days for all of our new pupils to come and experience life at Silverdale. Pupils will spend more time with their form and will also experience a range of lessons and activities to help them feel prepared and excited for their move up to Silverdale.

Summer School 2018:

Two weeks of fun activities in the summer holiday for students joining us in September 2018. 

Week 1: Mon 30 July - Fri 3 August 2018


Week 2: Mon 20 August - Fri 24 August 2018

Price to be confirmed when parents/carers receive their Transition Welcome pack during March 2018.