Transition to Year 7

It is with great regret that we have to inform you that our Transition Information Evening and Transition Day, due to be held on Tuesday 30 June and Friday 3 July respectively, are unable to go ahead as planned due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic and the constraints of social distancing measures.

We continue to review the guidance given to schools by the Department for Education and our Local Authority.  When it is safe to do so we will make appropriate arrangements to hold those valued ‘face to face’ events that have always formed an enjoyable and successful part of our transition process.  We will of course keep you fully informed of any such planning.

During this unprecedented situation, my colleagues and I are working hard to create a ‘virtual transition’ that can be accessed through our website.  We will continue to build up the content on these web pages as we approach what would have been Transition Day on Friday 3 July.  To access this platform please visit our school website and select ‘Transition to Year 7’ from the school information drop down menu.

As part of our virtual transition, I would like to invite parents/carers and students to send in any questions you would like answering to my email address c.davis@crossleyheath.org.uk.

Our aim is to launch some video content on our website on 3 July so that we can at least achieve some visual connection on what has always proved to be an enjoyable and exciting day at Crossley Heath.

One of our adjusted transition aims is for myself or one of my colleagues to make personal contact with every parent/carer of our new students.  We appreciate how valued this interaction can be and we look forward to speaking with you.

You will soon receive your transition packs which contain all the information you will need ahead of the new academic year including your child’s form and house allocation.

Please contact me directly if you need to discuss any urgent matters with me in advance of receiving the transition pack.


At The Crossley Heath School we have a thorough transition programme with a number of key events events taking place prior to students joining us and also throughout their first year in order to help them feel settled and happy in their new school. We understand that moving to secondary school is a big change and challenge for them.

At this point in the term, we would ordinarily be well under way with primary school visits and enjoying meeting with our new students.  It is frustrating for us that this is not currently possible.  At this stage, we are also unsure whether our planned Transition Day and Transition Information Evening will be able to go ahead.  We will be following the government guidance closely in making these decisions and will inform you as soon as we can.

Should the holding of these two key transition events not be possible then we will adapt our arrangements accordingly.  Whatever the circumstances, our aim is still to give students, parents and carers the information and experiences that allow for a confident move from primary to secondary school.

Please take the time to read our guidance booklet – Preparing Your Child for Secondary School. In addition feel free to browse our website and familiarise yourselves with our school policies including our well-being guidance.

Please take the time to visit our house shop, where once your child has been allocated a house, you will be able to buy house branded merchandise such as school bags, hoodies etc.

If you have any questions or wish to provide us with any information about your child please feel free to contact our Year 7 Progress Leader Mr Davis on c.davis@crossleyheath.org.uk.

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