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Year 6 Transition 2024_25

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Supporting Children and Families

“I’d just like to thank you for the incredible transition programme you have offered this summer. From the moment we received our offer letter, the support you have provided both my son and us as parents, has been top notch. I have lots of friends whose children are going to other schools and they are impressed (and a bit jealous) of all the activities and information you have offered him ahead of him starting at Laurel Park School. Thank you. My son has zero anxiety about moving to your school, in fact he can’t wait!”



At Laurel Park, we are proud of the programme we provide to support both children and their families on the journey from Primary to Secondary. We recognise that this time can be one of many emotions; excitement, trepidation and enthusiasm. We ensure that from Secondary Offer Day onwards you have access to all the information you need about Laurel Park School.


Documents you will receive on March 1st 2024

  • Welcome letter

  • Invitation to Early Taster Day

  • What’s it like to be a student at Laurel Park School brochure

Transition Programme

We start with the Welcome Evening on Wednesday 6th March 2024. This is an online meeting where parents and pupils can find out more information about Laurel Park School and ask any initial questions.

The next event is the Early Taster Day on Tuesday 12th March. The induction will involve a variety of exciting activities that will enable your child to start to familiarise themselves with Laurel Park and prepare them for the transition to secondary school.  Your son or daughter will be using our Science laboratories, experiencing a Media lesson, taking part in a Geography lesson and participating in some inclusive workshops around secondary school transition.

Following that, your child is invited to a series of Year 6 Super Curriculum Sessions in May and June on various dates at 4-5pm in the summer term. 

On Wednesday 19th June, we have our Induction Evening where you are strongly encouraged to attend with your child, even if you have an older sibling as transition information changes year on year. ​

We then offer our main Induction Day on Thursday 4th July. This day is for the entire Year 7 cohort, who spend the day with us meeting teachers, making new friends and leaving all the information they need to start September in Year 7.

Whilst all this is going on, our senior teachers and SENDCO are visiting our primary feeder schools, meeting the Year 6 teachers and finding out everything we need to know to help your child settle into Laurel Park.

In September we look to settle the children into Year 7 as quickly and smoothly as possible. They arrive on the first day and we find that they quickly settle into the new routine of secondary school life.

We encourage all of our Year 7 pupils to participate in the wide range of extra-curricular clubs,  and at least 3 whole year group trips.

It was lovely to welcome our September 2024 Year 7 students to our Early Taster Day on 12th March 2024. Our students and staff provided a wonderful day including science experiments and trampolining. Throughout the day our Year 9, 10 and 11 Social Media Team filmed the day and edited this wonderful video to show the parents at the end of the day.

Early Taster Day 2024

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