Transition Programme

Summer Term (Year 6)

In order to support you and your child in preparing for the move we have an induction programme of events to help ensure a smooth transition. We have a dedicated transition team and pastoral team whose main priority is student wellbeing, getting to know your child and ensuring that your child settles well into Oaks Park High School. Please find an outline of our planned transition events below, all of which are in place to ensure you and your child have a great start with us. We are hoping that these will take place given the current situation but we will keep you updated if any of them need to be altered, deferred or cancelled. 

Transition Questionnaire

In order to help us learn more about your child and effectively plan for your child’s transition we would be grateful if you were able to complete a transition questionnaire. The link to this Google Form has been sent with your offer letter.  If you have any problems completing this form please email admissions@oaksparkhigh.org.

Assessment Morning

We usually begin our transition process with our Year 6 Assessment Day. This was scheduled to take place on Saturday 13th June but had to be cancelled. We will now carry out these assessments during the Autumn Term. 

Visits to Primary Schools and Family Interviews

During the summer term, our transition team usually visit our main feeder primary schools to meet the students starting and their primary teachers. During this visit we are on hand to answer any questions the students have and we bring along some Year 7 students who can talk about the process and share their experiences as we think it is important that Year 6 students hear this first hand. This year we have had to conduct these meetings virtually.

Over the last term we have been busy liaising with the teachers of your child’s primary school, hosting virtual meetings and talking to any parents who have requested a family interview. If your child was unable to make the virtual meeting for any reason a recording of the presentation can be found at the bottom of this page. 

Induction Day and Parent Information Evening

Our Induction Day -  scheduled to take place on Wednesday 1st July - has been cancelled due to the current situaton.

Summer School

Regrettably our popular Year 6 Summer School will not able to run this year due to the current government guidance. Whilst we understand this may be very disappointing, please rest assured that we will do everything possible to make sure that when your child starts with us in September, they have a smooth transition to high school. 

Autumn Term Year 7

Here you will find an insight into what life is like when you first start at Oaks Park High. There are also some very important dates you need to be aware of.

Important Dates

Monday 7th September - First Day of School 

Year 7 students will start school at 8.30am on Monday 7th of September. Other year groups will not be in normal lessons during that day and will only be attending for a short period in the afternoon. This will ensure we give our new Year 7 students an opportunity to settle into the routine of secondary school before the other students return. There will be activities in tutor groups throughout the day in order to build friendships, set expectations and ensure students make a great start.

Year 7 Meet the Tutor Evening/ Parents Information Evening - Date TBC 

This evening will give you the opportunity to meet with your child’s tutor and discuss how your son or daughter is settling in at Oaks Park High School. You will also have an opportunity to listen to your child present first hand their learning so far at Oaks Park High.


Virtual Year 6 Transition Presentation

 

Year 6 Transition presentation slides (PDF)
Year 7 Student Information Booklet (PDF)