Year 6 Transition
Our students and staff are proud to be part of Hull Trinity House Academy and we want you to join us and be part of our community. We know that transferring from primary school can be an anxious time, but we will do all we can to help you settle in quickly.
Joining us in Year 7 September 2023
Please contact the academy to arrange a visit. tel:01482 326 421 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting Organised for Secondary School
Moving from primary to secondary school is a giant step in your journey to becoming a young adult and an exciting and significant event in the life of your child. You can be sure that Hull Trinity House Academy we will set you firmly on the path towards higher education.
When a child starts at secondary school, they are expected to cope with a variety of changes and new experiences, many of which demand skills that they have not had to use before. The problem is that these skills do not spontaneously develop in children in the summer before they begin secondary school – like reading and writing, they have to be taught and our children need support in developing them.
We know that parental involvement has a strong and positive influence on a child’s level of attainment: the more parents get involved the higher the level of the student’s attainment. As a school we are committed to working closely with families to ensure we are able to provide the best education and provision for your son/daughter. This can be achieved through open communication and ensuring that we effectively share information, we have an open-door policy and welcome any information or concerns you have to ensure we can effectively support your child in school.
The process of transferring to a secondary academy can be daunting, but here at Hull Trinity House Academy we do our best to ensure your child is already comfortable and familiar with the academy long before their official education here begins. During Years 5 and 6 a number of different enrichment activities are offered to all our feeder primaries for students to take part in, these range from sporting competitions, Bake Offs, clay modelling and CSI workshops. There are also other one off events where younger students visit the academy, this is mostly for sports related activities but also when we are able to offer specific curriculum support to the primaries, e.g. French workshops.
Once students have been offered a place at this academy, staff from Hull Trinity House Academy begin liaising with primary staff so that we are well informed about each child who will be starting in September. Students joining us are expected to sit a CAT test as part of the admission process. The information shared is vital as it is not only about your child’s academic progress, but also their social and emotional strengths and areas to develop and any special educational needs that they may have. Consequently, by the time September arrives, with the help of the children’s primary teachers, the Learning Manager for Year 7, the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) and the SLT link will already have a clear picture of each child about to join the academy.
In addition, Hull Trinity House Academy requires all students who will be transferring to their school in September to complete Cognitive Ability Tests (CATS), these tests, combined with SATs results and primary teaching assessments, provide a very good picture of your child’s educational strengths and abilities and therefore enables us to ensure they are placed within the correct academic set when they start school.
All students who will be joining us in September will make a number of visits during July of Year 6. The purpose of this is twofold. Firstly, it gives students the opportunity to further familiarise themselves with the site and with the staff who will be working closely with them. This is done through students participating in fun related activities with members of teaching staff. Secondly it enables key staff at Hull Trinity House to introduce themselves to the students and answer any questions they may have.
Every year we develop and improve upon our transition process, based on feedback from students and parents so that we can continue to be confident that students receive the best experience when moving to secondary education. For further information on areas such as uniform, timings of the school day etc, please see other related pages on this website. If you require any additional information please do not hesitate to contact the academy and ask to speak to the Year 7 learning manager or the SLT link -Transition Co-ordinator.
We want all new students and parents coming to Hull Trinity House to feel excited and comfortable when they arrive here. Our aim is to ensure that every student entering our academy in year 7 is confident, happy and excited for this new phase in their life.