Transition from Year 6

Hello to all of our Prospective Pupils, Parents and Families

Thank you for choosing Christ the King Catholic High School for your child. We are confident that they will enjoy their seven years with us up until the end of Sixth Form both in the classroom and beyond. As well as achieving success in their lessons, we also hope they will join as many clubs as possible on offer and will get involved in all the opportunities outside the classroom at our wonderful, caring school.

Here at Christ the King we appreciate just how hard it is to get the right balance during the transition period of moving up from Year 6 to Year 7, when your child has been the oldest at primary and is now the youngest at secondary school. It will be a whirlwind and may get a bit overwhelming at times to take in all the new changes, but we will support and guide your child at every step and we look forward to witnessing them grow in confidence every day. We would encourage you to talk to your child about their experiences in their first month or so at CTK and if you have any queries please do not hesitate to make contact with your child’s form tutor or any of the key staff at school to ask for advice. However, please rest assured that we will contact you if we need to.

Our Year 7 pastoral team is very experienced in the various concerns and worries that are common to all new Year 7s so your child will be in very capable hands. We hope this will alleviate any worries you will have too. Every child will cope with this big change differently and all the staff at CTK will be mindful of this during the first term as your child settles in and we will all make a special effort to make the transition for them as smooth and comfortable as possible. We have lots planned to induct them into our school, all intended to help build up their confidence with a range of activities we feel they’ll really enjoy and get a lot out of in the first few months to settle into their new school.

By Christmas we hope they will feel that CTK is now ‘their’ school and they will be fully immersed into life as a CTK pupil enjoying their lessons, familiar with our policies and ways of working around school and, hopefully, they will have joined some of our extra-curricular clubs with their new and old friends . That is our goal as the Year 7 team.

Please look out for letters in the post and emails in the coming weeks and months as Mrs Wheeler and I will be providing information that will help you and your child as you prepare over the summer term and summer holidays for their move up to Christ the King.

I look forward to meeting all Year 7 pupils over the coming months so that I am a familiar and recognisable face when the pupils (and their families) are welcomed to become part of our CTK community in September.

Best regards,

Miss Summers

Year 6 Transition/Year 7 Student Progress Leader

Frequently asked questions about Transition answered by Miss Summers 

Miss Summers explains how the transition programme for our Year 6 pupils will be structured.  A number of videos will be emailed out to parents each week to provide our new pupils with key information to help ease the natural feelings of anxiety and worry when moving up to secondary school.  Our aim is to make the transition to CTK as smooth as possible.

Go Big Tasks Personal Challenges 

For any queries regarding Year 6 to 7 transition, please contact Mrs K Summers