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 wrote to students' families with information about joining our school in March 2021. This included a student data sheet, which must be returned to school as soon as possible.
In June 2021 we sent out an email with our welcome brochure and details of our transition activities. You can find out more about these on our transition timetable page here. This includes information about our Welcome Evening webinar.
You can find useful information about getting prepared for school on our uniform and equipment webpage. You can read about travelling to Silverdale on our travel page here. You can also find lots of information about school in the section for current parents and students.
We will soon be publishing our School Guide for students joining us in September. We are just waiting to confirm what the safety arrangements will be for the new academic year.
You may also find it useful to watch the videos below which we produced last year when we had to run transition during lockdown.
Welcome Evening, June 2021
Below you can see a recording of the Welcome Evening held on 21 June 2021:
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.
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