Primary Transition

At Holy Cross we understand that the transition to high school can be a big step for both pupils and parents alike.  With this in mind, we do everything that we can to ensure that every child feels welcome, confident and part of our catholic community from the outset.

We ensure that pupils are given plenty of opportunities to visit our school and we have a number of Transition initiatives in place that are designed to make both academic and pastoral transition to Holy Cross as seamless as possible.  For pupils who may require some additional support before they begin Year 7, we offer the Get Set and Summer School programmes.  As part of both of these programmes, pupils will have the opportunity to experience lessons at Holy Cross, to make like-minded friends and to familiarise themselves with staff and the school site.  We also offer an Induction Day to every pupil who has secured a place at Holy Cross and an Intake Night for parents and pupils, so that they are able to meet their form tutor and their tutor group.

In addition to this, we are very fortunate to have excellent relationships with our local feeder primary schools.  Therefore, we are able to begin Transition activities from Year 4 onwards so that, by the time they join us in Year 7, pupils are familiar with Holy Cross and recognise a few friendly faces.

Please click on the link below to go to our New Intake 2021 page to find Transition activities as well as helpful guides and introductions for pupils and parents.  This page will be continuously updated throughout the school year.

Please go to our Links to Primary Feeder Primary Schools page for more information on who are primary feeder schools are and the work that we do with them.