Transition Introduction

Moving from primary to secondary school is a very exiting but sometimes daunting experience for many children and we appreciate 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 developed positive working relationships with our primary schools and students get the chance to visit Burscough Priory to take part in a range of curriculum taster sessions. We make sure that vulnerable children receive the necessary support and intervention 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 chat on the phone if you have any questions with regards to your child starting in Year 7.

Year 6 to Year 7 Transition

A Parent’s Evening will be held for prospective parents at 6.00pm on Thursday 29 June 2023. 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. 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.

On Thursday 29 and Friday 30 June 2023, all our new students are 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. The students then spend a second day with us which will be their Curriculum Day – the students will meet more of our staff and experience some sample lessons during 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.

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

Transition Letters

Year 6 Transition Parent Pack 1

Parent Pack 2