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Transition – New Year 7 Students

Students joining the school in Year 7 can expect to receive all the support they need to adjust to their new surroundings and to set them up for getting the best out of their education. The information included in the Starter Pack, which is sent out in March after secondary school places have been allocated by the Local Authority, provides lots of useful information about Allerton Grange School.

Making the move from primary school into secondary school can be a daunting time for students and their families. However, we have a thorough and extended transition programme in place to ensure that students feel welcomed and confident on their first day. Our Transition team visit primary schools once places have been allocated to meet with teachers and students. We also have an extended programme of three taster days in the summer term, longer than most secondary schools; we have found students starting in September are more confident and have had further opportunities to forge friendships as a result.

Before students start at the school, our transitions process involves bringing together information from the admissions form required to be filled out for each student, as well as thorough consultation with primary school teachers. Placing students in form groups and allocating which language they will be studying is carefully thought through and considerations are given to friendship groups and preferred choices, as indicated on the form, where possible.

Students are placed into sets in Year 7 through a combination of results from Key Stage 2 and a series of internal assessments. They can move up and down sets based on assessment results, however every effort is made to provide intervention support before moving students down. At Allerton Grange, we pride ourselves on teaching and learning, including providing the right support to challenge and stretch our students, helping them to achieve their full potential.

Students interested music can choose from a diverse range of instruments to learn through our tuition programme. A link to more information is listed below.

Year 7 assemblies take place on Monday mornings 8.50am – 9.10am in place of normal registration with form tutors. Every half term Rewards Assemblies take place to recognise achievements from individuals and groups.

We follow the school’s Policy for Positive Discipline which allocates achievement and behaviour points to students. Points can lead to prizes or special trips whereas behaviour points issued for breaking school rules can lead to detentions or more serious sanctions.


For further information, please contact Mrs Leanne Hosty – Progress and Welfare Leader for Key Stage 3 and Transition Manager

For more detailed information about admissions, uniform, how the school day is structured, catering and what equipment they will need, please see other pages on the website:

Admissions

School uniform

School Gateway parent app

Show my Homework

Catering

Free school meals

Parent Pay

Home/school agreement

School day

Music Tuition

Equipment

Positive Discipline Policy

Policies


 

 

 

"The reward and behaviour system is clear, well enforced and has positive results!"
- Parent
"An inclusive school that is focused on providing the best education for its students"
- Prospective Parent
"Staff are passionate and committed to developing and improving"
- Parent
"Pupils look smart and are well engaged in their lessons"
- Prospective Parent
"Fantastic student ambassadors who are a credit to the school."
- Prospective Parent
"Strong leadership and motivation with an emphasis on progress"
- Parent
"Safe, Supportive, Diverse"
- Local Authority Representative
"A great learning environment; light, bright and spacious classrooms, clean and well organised."
- Prospective Parent
"I am so pleased with the School Gateway app. Every day I can see any achievement and behaviour points my daughter gets and she knows that I’ll discuss it with her; it encourages her to do well."
- Year 8 Parent
"An open and welcoming atmosphere - very useful being allowed to look at teaching and learning"
- Prospective Parent