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Year 6-7 transition timetable

Silverdale School transition events 2020-21
(for entry in September 2021)

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we cannot follow our usual transition timetable. However, if things change, we will update this page with the latest information.

Welcome packs sent to parents/carers of accepted pupils:

If your child is accepted into Silverdale, you will receive a Welcome Pack from the school with further information regarding admissions and the transition process.


Uniform evening for parents/carers & pupils

These have been cancelled due to the latest Covid safety requirements.

Find out more about our uniform at our uniform page.



The Year 7 transition team contacts primary school teachers to discuss the needs of each student joining us in September 2022.



We have contacted primary schools and parents directly regarding students who have been identified by their primary school SENCO as needing additional support. If any parent or carer would like additional information please contact one of our SEN team:

Mr Dalrymple. Email at:

Mrs Zurek. Email at:


WELCOME evening WEBINAR for parents/carers and pupils (ONLINE)

Monday 21 June 2021. 5.30-6.30pm. Via Zoom webinar. All welcome

Parents and students will receive presentations from the Head of School, Mrs Sims and Mrs Housley, Head of Year 7. The joining details should be included in the mailing with this booklet. You will also be sent a reminder during the week before the webinar.

Transition days & videos

The transition days have been cancelled due to the latest Covid safety requirements.

To replace the transition days, our teachers will be sending transition lessons to primary schools for students to participate in. Once we have put students into tutor groups, they will be sent a link so they can view the video from their tutor online.


Summer School 2021

Monday 26 July – Friday 30 July OR Monday 16 August – Friday 20 August 2021

Throughout either one of these two action packed weeks students will have the opportunity to create and experience a ‘Great Summer Fair’. This exciting journey will help students to get to know the school, work with several of their new teachers, make friends from other primary schools and improve literacy. Our overall aim is to allow your child to approach Silverdale School in a confident manner. This is a FREE event. Deadline for booking: 7th July 2021.

The best way to apply is to complete the online form at:


start of term for year 7 students

9.15am on Monday 6 September 2021

Students should enter through the Student Entrance where they will be greeted and directed to their form tutors.



Silverdale School transition events 2021-22
(for entry in September 2022)

***** Please note that these events may change format, eg. become online events, if the rules about social distancing continue. *****

information about school admissions process:
july 2021

Sheffield City Council should be sending information about the secondary admissions process to families of children in Year 5 in July 2021.

Feeder school presentations:
dates tbc

Presentation for prospective Silverdale parents and Y6 students:

  • Dobcroft Junior School: to be confirmed
  • Ecclesall Primary School: to be confirmed
  • Sharrow Primary School: to be confirmed
  • Springfield Primary School: to be confirmed
Open evening for parents/carers and pupils:
thursday 30 september 2021

The annual Open Evening for students and their families usually takes place later September/early October. An opportunity to come and visit our school and meet members of staff and students. This could be an in-person or virtual event.

deadline for applications:
october 2021

The deadline for applications via Sheffield City Council is usually in mid October.

Welcome packs sent to parents/carers of accepted pupils:
March 2022

If your child is accepted into Silverdale, you will receive a Welcome Pack from the school with further information regarding admissions and the Transition process.

Uniform evening for parents/carers & pupils:
date tbc

Find out more about our uniform at our uniform page.

Transition team visits to pupils' primary schools: 
March to June 2022

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 coffee morning for parents/carers & pupils: By invitation only.
date tbc

Please join us at this event where we will welcome the parents of SEND children. It is an opportunity to meet the team, learn about the support available and to ask any questions about inclusion at Silverdale. Please be aware that this is only for the parents of children with an EHCP and parents of children on the SEN register. Please speak to your child’s primary SENCO if you are unsure about this.

Induction evening for parents/carers and pupils:
date tbc

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 of School and Head of Year 7.

Transition days:
dates tbc

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 2022: 
dates tbc

Two weeks of fun activities in the summer holiday for students joining us in September 2022.

start of year 7:
date tbc