Transition to KS3

From Year 5, primary school students are invited to attend various workshops at the school, in subjects such as Computer Science, Sport, English and Humanities. Our student Sports Leaders also visit primary schools and sporting venues to work with primary students.


Students are invited to attend a Friendship Afternoon, where they will have the opportunity to meet some of their teachers and other students who will be joining them from different primary schools. They will attend taster lessons around the school, whilst parents receive additional information from key members of staff.


Members of our transition team will meet students and their primary school teachers during the summer term to help prepare them for their move to Onslow St Audrey’s School.


Students that may require additional support whilst attending Onslow St Audrey’s School, will be invited to spend the day with the SENCo and Pastoral Team in order to build their confidence and aid their transition.


Onslow St Audrey’s School invites primary school students in for two transition days in July. This gives them extra time to make new friendships and build relationships with staff before they start in September.

Final Transition Parent Information Evening – Final information will be given ready for the start of term.


During the summer holidays, students are invited to attend a week’s Summer School.  During this week, they can build further relationships with staff and students, whilst enjoying many different activities such as a day out at the zoo, a BBQ lunch, making t-shirts, plus a range of sports and computer-based activities.


We start the academic year with one day solely for Year 7 and Sixth Form students so that their first day is not too overwhelming. They also have a separate lunchtime to the rest of the school to help ensure their first few days are as successful as possible.

Y6 into Y7 Parent Bulletin (Sept 21 start)


All students due to start Year 7 at OSA in September 2021 were invited to attend Summer School between 26th and 30th July 2021.

The aim of OSA’s Summer School was to deliver a blend of academic education and enrichment activities to support effective transition to secondary school. Planning for the Summer School was based around the objectives outlined below:



Provide a head start to secondary life for Year 7 students

  • Host the programme on the school site to support students’ familiarisation with their new environment. 
  • Design a timetable and curriculum content with a heavy focus on building relationships and routines, including:
  • Opportunities to meet a range of teaching and support staff, including the Year 7 pastoral team;
  • Opportunities to make new friends in large and small group settings with activities that facilitate team building;
  • Opportunities to become accustomed to school routines and develop positive patterns of behaviour.

Support educational recovery for Year 7 students

  • Incorporate a range of subjects with lesson content delivered in an enjoyable and positive learning experience.
  • Incorporate a range of practical subjects that may have been missed during lockdown, such as PE, Art and Drama.

Support wellbeing for Year 7 students

  • Incorporate enrichment activities such as team events and sports.
  • Incorporate confidence-building sessions such as Drama.
  • Incorporate a prize-giving event to celebrate success.
  • Ensure float staff on site to provide pastoral support and strategies as needed. 


OSA Summer School 2021: Programme of Activities

Summer School Timetable 2021

OSA Summer School 2021: Funding

A breakdown of funding is shown below: