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Transition to KS3

We know that the transition between primary and secondary school can be unnerving for both students and their parents. We have spent years perfecting our transition arrangements so that students feel part of our family, even before they put the OSA uniform on for the first time.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Despite the current lockdown conditions, we will be working hard to ensure that every student’s transition to secondary will be as smooth as possible. As we are unable to follow our usual timetable of transition events, we have prepared a number of additional initiatives to support the 2020 transition process to ensure that parents and students feel a part of our OSA family. We will keep in contact with parents throughout the coming months.

WELCOME FROM YOUR HEAD OF YEAR

For more information please see our Year 6 into 7 Parent Bulletin:

RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS STARTING SEPTEMBER 2020

TRANSITION YEAR 2020/2021:

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.

March
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.

May/June
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.

June
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.

July
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.

July/August
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.

September
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.

FOR TRANSITION INFORMATION/RESOURCES, YEARS 6-7, 9-10 & 11-SIXTH FORM please click here.