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Year 6 Transition

Welcome to the St James’s family, we are really excited to meet our new students.

St James’s is a wonderful school where young people are nurtured and supported to reach their full potential.  Due to the current situation, transition plans for this year’s Y6 students will be a little different. We will be ensuring all young people and their families are well informed, reassured and most importantly excited about the move to high school. 

We have set up this dedicated transition area on our website, that will be updated over the next few week's. Please check back regularly for the latest information and messages. 

Each week we will set challenges to help our new students prepare for their move to high school and get to know more about St James's as a school.

We have additional key information about School life in the Prospective Pupil and Prospective Parent area's on the website under Admissions.


Why we love St James's

Introduction to St James's

Parents Information Evening


 Head of Year Introduction

My name is Mr Hogg and I am the Head of Year 7. I am excited to meet all of you and cannot wait to start the new school year.

I imagine that you are feeling lots of different emotions right now. You may be excited at the thought of coming to high school but you might also be a little bit nervous and worried about the new start. Hopefully over the next few weeks and months, I might be able to ease some of your worries and turn them into excitement.

St James’s is a lovely place to attend school. Our motto is caring for others and achieving excellence and there is a reason for that. We take pride in our caring approach and ensure that we are supporting all students. Students who attend St James’s buy into our motto as well. You might be scared of the older years at the moment, but once you meet them, you will realise that they are also there to help and guide you through your first year.

It has been a tricky year, in and out of school, but St James’s will be your home and your family for the next 5 years. We have lots going on for you to get involved with from drama clubs, sports clubs, choir, film club, our chaplaincy work, orchestra, art clubs and many, many more. It is important to live life in all its fullness and St James’s gives you that opportunity.

You will get to meet your form tutor on your transition day. They are also there to help you become independent and resilient young people who will flourish into adulthood.

Good luck with the rest of your time at primary school. Continue to work hard and be successful. I cannot wait to meet you shortly for the start of our 5-year journey together.

Mr Hogg
Head of Year 7

Transition Booklet

Transition Booklet
Week 1 Activity - Read All about Me!
Week 1 Activity - Read All about Me 2!
Week 2 Activity - Stress Container 
Week 3 Activity - St James's Badge & Website Information
Week 4 Activity - Journey Sticks
Week 5 Activity - Letter to FT - Emailed to Tutor

Letters and Documents

Initial Letter to Parents - Mrs Anderson
Transition Information Letter - Mr Bowden
Home School Agreement
Uniform List
Transition Booklet Letter - Mr Hogg
Transition Day Letter - Example (Form Tutor specific sent to individuals) 
Transition Day Photo's
Your Most Asked Questions!
Final Letter/First Day Arrangements - Mr Bowden

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