Transition Introduction

Moving from primary to secondary school can be a daunting experience for many children and Burscough Priory fully appreciates that this is a very important time for students and their families. We aim to ensure the transition from Year 6 to Year 7 is as stress free and smooth as possible.

We have positive working relationships with our primary schools and pupils get chances to visit Burscough Priory to take part in numerous curriculum taster sessions. We ensure vulnerable children receive the necessary intervention required before transition to assist them in their move. All pupils starting in Year 7 will be invited to attend an Induction/Intake Day in July, where they’ll spend the day in school meeting new peers and their form tutor, with a taste of lessons across various subjects.

We are happy to show parents and children around the school during the day so that you can see a normal day in action. Our staff are also available to meet with parents or simply chat on the phone if you have any questions or concerns with regards to your child starting in Year 7 with us.

Year 6 to Year 7 Transition

An Intake Parent’s Evening was held at 6pm on Thursday 24th June 2021. On this evening there is usually a short presentation, after which you will have the opportunity to meet with your child’s new Head of House and their Personal Tutor. You may also wish to make an appointment to discuss any issues with our Pastoral Behaviour Managers or our Inclusion Manager after these meetings have taken place. Obviously, we will send you more details nearer the time but we wanted you to be aware of the events coming along to aid as smooth a transition to High School as possible.

On Thursday 17th June, all our new pupils will also be invited to spend a pastoral day in school to meet with their new Head of House and to get to know other members of their House. Pupils then spend a second day with us which will be a curriculum day. This will be on Friday 18th June. On the curriculum day, the pupils will meet with staff and will also have sample lessons throughout the day. You and the Headteacher of your child’s primary school will receive detailed information about the arrangements for these days prior to the visits.

Summer School

During the summer holidays, we run a Summer School which every student starting Year 7 has the opportunity to attend. Attendance at Summer School for students is recommended to assist with their transition in September, as well as having the opportunity to explore their new surroundings. Summer School is typically a very positive experience for the students that choose to attend, with positive feedback often given and valuable experience gained by the students.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via the General Office on 01704 893259 or

Year 6 Transition Parent Pack 2

Year 6 Transition Parent Pack 1

Year 6 to Year 7 Transition Letters 2021