From Primary to Secondary School
Children joining our Academy all have the opportunity to build relationships with us and learn about the next stages of their education prior to starting with us in September.
At Oasis Academy Sholing the most important thing to us is that each new student starts Year 7 feeling safe, secure, happy and enthused to be part of their new school. This not only applies to students; we also want parents to be happy and well informed about the move their child will make from primary to secondary school.
Transition from primary to secondary school does not begin in Year 6 and end in Year 7. We ensure that our primary liaison and transition work begins as early as Year 5 and continues into Year 6 and beyond, the students are supported at every stage of their transition into secondary school, and beyond that with our trip to Avon Tyrrell during the first half Autumn term.
All year 6 students are invited in to the Academy for a taster day, where they will meet their form tutor and their peers for the next 5 years. We hope that this helps to settle some of the nerves that come with changing environments - especially since we understand how daunting it can be knowing you are the newest and youngest members of the family! With our taster day, our prospective students go home safe in the knowledge that they have walked the corridors of the academy, met their teacher and most importantly made friends.
It is our priority to help with this change, therefore we welcome any feedback and support from parents and carers on making this process easier for their children.