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The Norwood School

Transition Yr 6 into Year 7 Summer 2024

Letters will be sent to those families whose children have been offered a place at Norwood School to start in September 2024 before the Easter Break 2024.

Our transition programme is as follows;

Year 5 students join us throughout their Summer term for practical arts workshops in Dance, Music Drama and Art. 

Our Year 7, 8 and 9 Bursary Students frequently take practical sessions out to primary schools and deliver assemblies.

Yr 8/9 Student Ambassadors meet families and prospective students during Open Days and Open Evening.

Students and staff meet one another at the Admissions Tests and Visual and Performing Arts Bursary Workshops, interviews and auditions.

After National Offer Day in the Spring we host a Friendship Tea party for all those who have been lucky enough to have been awarded a place at the Norwood School. It is a great chance for the children  to meet one another whilst parents join in with a variety of taster lessons across a range of subjects.

During the first half of the summer term we work closely with the Year 6 teachers of all the children who will be joining us in September. We learn about your child and how they learn best, what their strengths are and what support, if any, they might need. 

In September new Yr 7 students come into school for an Induction day, they get the chance to meet their new form tutor, have a few taster lessons and get to know their peers. We invite Yr 7 in on their own to start with - so that the little ones have the whole school to themselves, so that they can find their bearings, tour the school and find out where everything is before school starts properly.

In June, we arrange a one to one meeting with all our new families, an opportunity for you all to come into school to meet us, Senior Team, the new Head of Year, Tutors and some of our support staff. We make the time to sit and talk to you all on a one to one basis about all the exciting things that the children are looking forward to moving up to secondary school. It is also a chance for us to reassure them or you if they have any questions or concerns about transition.

We set an engaging Summer Project for the students to complete over the break.