Transition from Primary School
The transition from primary to secondary school is important in the lives of children and their families. At Acton High School we have a robust system to ensure all students will have a successful transition and to help students and parents minimise anxiety about the change.
We want all students who choose Acton High school to get used to their new routines and school organisation with great ease; develop new friendships and improve their self-esteem and confidence. By providing a wider choice of subjects, we intend to extend their interest in school and school work. We aim to enrich students’ learning experience in secondary education by providing them with opportunities and challenges, along with the practical skills and knowledge to be confident in fully accessing these post-transition. We will ensure that students will have the tools and emotional resilience to manage this transition. We will make sure all students will continue to make academic progress, to achieve and to enjoy learning. As a result, students’ motivation, positive attitudes and self-image as learners are maintained and developed.
A Welcome Evening for parents and carers of students who will be joining us as Year 7 students in September 2017 will be held in the 2017 Summer Term. The date and time of this event will be communicated to parents and carers when it is confirmed. A Welcome Pack, Medical and Dietary Form and Modern Foreign Languages Options Form are available to download below.
An Induction Day for incoming students will also be held during the 2017 Summer Term. The date of this day will be confirmed in the same letter as that of the Welcome Evening Students will be able to meet our Headteacher and staff. There will be taster lessons throughout the day and students are advised to please remember to bring their PE kits. The Induction Day is an opportunity for students to make new friends and meet our staff. A senior member of staff and the Transition Co-ordinator will make arrangements with your primary school to visit and meet students in person before the Induction Day. Our learning support department will also work closely with your primary school to obtain relevant information to support your child's learning.
Documents for those joining us in Year 7 in 2017, including a Welcome Pack, Medical and Dietary Form, and Modern Foreign Languages Form, will be published here during the 2017 Summer Term.
If you have any queries, please contact:
Mr D Summers, Assistant Headteacher: email@example.com
Ms H. Taylor, Transition Co-ordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org