Today is our first primary transition day, a special day for our school which involves next September’s year 7s experiencing a day at Gloucester Academy for the very first time. Making the move from primary school to secondary school can be very daunting for children. There are often many concerns, such as navigating a larger school, being with older pupils, and experiencing a rigid timetable.
The main aim of our primary transition days is to help children feel at ease ahead of the move in September, dispel the myths about secondary school, and resolve any concerns they have. Doing this before the six-week break means that children do not spend their holidays worrying and panicking about starting school. Instead, they arrive in September full of excitement and anticipation for the next stage of their education.
As a school, we always experience a great sense of excitement when we get to meet the soon-to-be year 7s. Our thoughts immediately turn to September, as we look forward to helping them settle in and start a fantastic five years of education with us.
We hope that the children who visit us over the next few days leave with the same sense of excitement and enthusiasm about returning to school in September, and we wish them a relaxing and fun-filled six-week break.