Transition

Making the move from primary school into secondary school can be a daunting time for students and their families. However, we have a thorough transition programme in place to ensure that students feel welcomed and confident on their first day.

Welcome to Allerton Grange School!

Information for students joining us in September 2022 will be added to this page.

Year 6 students will be invited to attend our Transition Days on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 July 2022. Letters have been sent out to home addresses with all the information.

There will be a Parents' Information Evening on Tuesday 5 July, 4.30 - 6.00 pm.

We will also be holding informal coffee mornings on Thursday 30 June and Friday 8 July, 9.15 - 10.15 am, for parents.

 

Useful Dates for new Year 7 Students:

  • Transition Days - 4/5 July 2022
  • Parents' Information Evening - 5 July 2022, 4.30 - 6.00 pm
  • First day of term for Year 7 - Tuesday 6 September 2022
  • Year 7 Welcome Evening - Tuesday 20 September 2022, 5.30 - 6.30 pm

 

You can view a virtual tour of the school (click on the link below):

Virtual Tour of the School with Charlotte (This video was filmed during lockdown in 2020)

Secondary School Offer Day
In March, after secondary school places have been allocated by the Local Authority, new Year 7 students will receive an information pack through the post. This has lots of useful information about Allerton Grange School.

Transition from Primary School 
Our Transition Team of Ms Hosty (KS3 Leader), Ms Altaf (Head of Year 7) and Mr Howarth (Assistant Head of Year 7) are experienced in supporting students adapt to life at secondary school. They are also non-teaching and are dedicated to supporting students’ welfare.

The Transition Team visits primary schools, once places have been allocated, to meet with teachers and students (Covid-restrictions permitting). We also usually hold taster days in the summer term.

Before students start at the school, our transition process involves bringing together information from the admissions form required to be filled out for each student, as well as thorough consultation with primary school teachers. Placing students in form groups and allocating which language they will be studying is carefully thought through. 

We liaise with primary schools to place students in forms with a familiar face, wherever possible. There are ten form groups in Year 7 and each will be a mix of students from different primary schools. This is because some students join Allerton Grange with 30 others from their primary school, whilst other students are the only student from their primary school. We believe that Year 7 is an exciting opportunity to meet lots of new people and make friends, and we support our students to do this.

During the first term, students have a Getting to Know You meeting with the Year Team. The Year Team actively support Year 7 students to adjust to life at secondary school and, for example, help them to use the cash loaders for lunch.

Sets
Students are placed into sets in maths, science and PE shortly after starting in September. This is determined through baseline assessments as well as attainment information from primary school. In languages, setting takes place in January of Year 7. In all other subjects, students remain in mixed-ability groups throughout Key Stage 3. They can move up and down sets based on assessment results, however every effort is made to provide intervention support before moving students down. At Allerton Grange, we pride ourselves on teaching and learning, including providing the right support to challenge and stretch our students, helping them to achieve their full potential.

Music
Students interested in music can choose from a diverse range of instruments to learn through our tuition programme

Assemblies
Year 7 assemblies take place on Monday mornings 8.50am – 9.10am in place of normal registration with form tutors. Every half term Rewards Assemblies take place to recognise achievements from individuals and groups.

We follow the school’s Policy for Positive Discipline which allocates achievement and behaviour points to students. Points can lead to prizes or special trips whereas behaviour points issued for breaking school rules can lead to detentions or more serious sanctions.



Have questions?

For further information, please contact Mrs Leanne Hosty – Progress and Welfare Leader for Key Stage 3 and Transition Manager

For more detailed information about admissions, uniform, how the school day is structured, catering and what equipment they will need, please see other pages on the website:

 

Admissions School Uniform Catering and Free School Meals
Home/School Agreement  School Day ParentPay
Newsletters Equipment Music Tuition