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.
In order to help us learn more about your child we will be sending out a transition questionnaire to all parents/carers on acceptance of a place at Oaks Park High. This information will help us effectively plan for your child's transition to high school.
We begin our transition process with our Year 6 Assessment Day which is held on a Saturday morning in June. This event is very important to attend as it provides key information to ensure that we accurately place students in the appropriate teaching groups and that we can plan for any additional support that a student may need.
Visits to Primary Schools and Family Interviews
During the summer term, our transition team will conduct visits to our main feeder primary schools to meet the students 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. We will also use this as an opportunity to speak to your child's primary school teacher to inform our support of their transition.
There will also be an opportunity for you to attend a family interview in the Summer Term to enable us to learn more about your child and how they are feeling about the transition to secondary school. This meeting will also provide another opportunity for you and your child to ask any questions you may have.
Induction Day and Parent Information Evening
Our Induction Day will take place in early July. This is an exciting day as it is when Year 6 students will experience their first day at High School. The day will provide your child with an opportunity to experience learning at Oaks Park High School, meet key members of staff and begin to make new friends. Further information will be issued about this day nearer the time.
After the Induction Day parents are invited to a meeting in the evening with the Headteacher and key staff to find out more about the transition process.
Our popular Year 6 Summer School runs for three days during the summer holiday. Summer School is a fun, engaging programme of activities, designed to help students get to know other students, become familiar with the school environment and develop confidence and essential skills ahead of starting at the school. More information will be provided nearer the time about how to book a place.
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.
First Day of School - Year 7 only
So that we can focus on making sure your child feel comfortable, Year 7 will be the only group in school for the whole day. Students in other year groups will not be in normal lessons during that day and will only be attending for a short period in the afternoon to meet thier tutor. 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