Transition - New Year 7 students
Details of 2021 Transition arrangements will be available shortly. In the meantime there is a lot of information on the school website that may be helpful to new students and their families.
Students joining the school in Year 7 will receive lots of support to adjust to their new surroundings and to set them up for getting the best out of their education.
New Year 7 students will receive an information pack through the post, which is sent out in March after secondary school places have been allocated by the Local Authority, provides lots of useful information about Allerton Grange School.
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.
Usually, our Transition team visit primary schools once places have been allocated to meet with teachers and students (Covid-restrictions permitting). We also hold taster days in the summer term; we have found students starting in September are more confident and have already started to make new friends.
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 do our best to liaise with primary schools to place students in forms with a familiar face, however it is not always possible for students to be matched exactly with their friends.
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.
Students interested in music can choose from a diverse range of instruments to learn through our tuition programme.
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.
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||School Gateway Parent App||Catering|
|Virtual Open Day||School Day||Show My Homework||Free School Meals|
|Home/School Agreement||Equipment||Parent Pay|
|Positive Discipline Policy||Policies||Music Tuition|