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Transfer to Secondary School

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Year 6 is a very important time for the children and one of our aims at Shirley Juniors is that we prepare our leavers for life after primary school and their future education. The move from year 6 to year 7 can be daunting but also very exciting. We work alongside the local secondary schools to make this transition as smooth and stress-free as possible, ensuring that children are supported both emotionally and academically.

The main secondary schools we feed to are:

  • Upper Shirley High
  • The Romsey School

Our Year 6 teachers liase closely with all the schools that our children will be attending to create a profile of assessment data and transition needs for each child. All secondary schools send a representative member of staff to meet the children and discuss with them what their new school will be like. During the summer term all Year 6 children attend their prospective secondary schools for a Transition day(or days) where they meet their form tutors and take part in lessons.

We have strong links with Upper Shirley High and are both part of the same Multi Academy Trust (The Jefferys Education Trust). We believe in high quality, local education and our children and staff are involved in different activities which are held at or lead by Upper Shirley High e.g. sports sessions, maths lessons, library tasters and ICT sessions, which all help children with their transition.

The Jefferys Education Trust website

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"My son never ''loved'' school but the topics and the teaching of the content in Shirley Juniors are fantastic. They have set off a spark in his imagination and for once he can't stop talking about how much he is learning."