The transition from primary to secondary education is a very exciting time, but can be a bit challenging too. At Helsby High School we aim to make the transition is as smooth as possible.
Once you have been offered, and accepted, a place at Helsby High School in March of the year following your application, you will receive a series of welcome packs with lots of useful information to prepare your child for their start to high school.
Your child will meet our Transition Lead from the comfort of their Primary School classroom and will be visited by some of our Year 7 students who will be able to talk about the move to high school and answer any questions. The Year 7 students are usually alumni of that particular primary school and may well be a familiar face from
the playground a year earlier.
Our much anticipated Transition Evenings take place in July, when parents and students come into school to familiarise themselves with staff who will support them during their time at Helsby High School: their Progress and Pastoral Leader; Student Support Co-ordinator and Form Tutor, along with Form Group peers.
They will also have the opportunity to become familiar with some of the routines of the school like the all-important ‘smart card’ and how to put money on for lunch! Our Transition days follow later that week when your child will spend time getting to know their Form Tutor and the other members of their form. They will also attend some ‘taster’ lessons to get a better idea of what it is like in the high school classroom.
Other transition events follow as your child moves through the school; for example the Y7 Information Evening and Options Evening.
Some young people join Helsby High School part way through an academic year through the in-year transfer process. Applications again come via the admissions pages of the Cheshire West and Chester website. In these circumstances, a bespoke transition process is planned by the relevant members of the Pastoral Team.
For any queries about transition please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org