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Primary to Secondary Transition

The transition from primary to secondary school in Year 7 is a big but manageable step for any child. At Whitmore, we do everything we can to support your child's transition to our school. The move to secondary school can bring with it new challenges but also many exciting new opportunities, and we look forward to welcoming your child to Whitmore.

We have strong and lasting links with our local network of primary schools, and during this summer term of Year 6, our Year 7 leadership team have taken part in a series of visits to the primary schools. These visits have enabled them to introduce themselves to the Year 6 students that will be joining Whitmore in September.

We want to ensure that this transition to secondary school is as seamless as possible so that both students and parents/carers feel supported and students settle in quickly to the school. With this in mind, we have provided a link to an electronic transition booklet to allow your child to get a taste of the various topics they will cover from a range of subject areas. There are a range of different tasks to complete. There are even some activities relating to competitions within their forms in September and these are a fantastic way for your child to contribute to their form and year group straight away!

Video Channel

Welcome from the Headteacher and Head of Year 7

Virtual Tour by our current Year 7 students

We are very proud of our Year 7 students. They volunteered to create this film showing our new Year 7s around Whitmore. They have spent a great deal of time and effort on it - we are very grateful to them and the staff that supported them. We hope this will give our new Year 7 a friendly reminder of the school, ready for them to begin with us in September.

Top tips from our current Year 7s

This video was recorded by our current Year 7 students who wanted to reflect on their first year at Whitmore to help our new Year 7s, by giving them some helpful tips and advice in preparation for September. They have done an excellent job at capturing the essence of Whitmore!


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Transition booklet for Sept 2021 intake 28th Jun 2021 Download