Transition Day 2022 - Wednesday 6th July

Be at the main entrance to school for 8.40am


Wear your usual primary school uniform.


Have with you your school bag, pencil case, water bottle, trainers (if you wear trainers as part of your primary school uniform they will be fine), and an envelope with £2.40 in for lunch if you are buying one.


The day will finish at 3.10pm. Think about how you will get home

There is a short meeting for parents/carers in the evening in the Vaudeville Theatre, Joseph Rowntree School.

Parents / Carers of Children with surnames A-K: 6pm

Parents Carers of Children with surnames L-Z: 6.45pm


Transition at The Joseph Rowntree School

Our Transition program at the Joseph Rowntree School is continuous throughout the year. We work closely with our partner primary schools to ensure a strong relationship that supports all students in their transition journey to us.

Throughout the year we work with our primary schools to ensure students are aware of what the Joseph Rowntree School can offer them, through a wide selection of visits and various events. We are proud of the excellent working links we have forged over many years with our local schools, which allows us to prepare all our new students thoroughly for their time with us. We always ensure that we provide every new student with a smooth and successful transition from primary to secondary school.

We have had 2 years of transition where a lot of our content and activites have been online. In 2022, we hope to return to face to face meetings with new students, primary school staff, and families.

All students allocated a place will initially receive a welcome postcard from the transition team. Following on from this, after the Easter Holidays, families will receive an electronic information pack, with access to online forms to be completed. We would ask all families to read the information carefully. We use the Weduc Parent App to communicate with families. Parents and Carers of prospective students in year 6 will be sent an email inviting them to join the transition group to keep up to date with news and activities in school leading up to September 2022.

Each year, our aim is to establish communication links between families and our new students as quickly as possible. Please keep looking at our main website page and transition page, where regular updates are posted, alongside the Weduc App. Our twitter feed is also useful to follow for updates and information about what our students are achieving.

I am currently in contact with all of our primary schools who are involved with our transition students this year, and we are working together to ensure that all information is being shared.

Our transition team at the Joseph Rowntree School consists of myself, the progress leader and manager for incoming year 7, and the student support team. We are really looking forward to working with all the students, and will ensure that transition this year supports every student and their families. Further details about our plans for transition days are below. Please continue to check the website regularly. We will, as always, keep our primary schools fully informed of our plans.

Transition Day Menu


If you would like to purchase a meal on the day, please bring £2.40 in a named envelope.

Alternatively, you may bring a packed lunch to eat.

We will collect the envelopes at the start of the day.


If you receive a free school meal currently, this will be the same for transition day, and you do not need to bring any payment with you. The options for the day are:


MAIN MEAL + CARTON OF JUICE

PANINI + CARTON OF JUICE

PIZZA + CARTON OF JUICE

PASTA WITH SAUCE + CARTON OF JUICE

PASTA WITH CHEESE + CARTON OF JUICE

MAIN MEAL : ROAST DINNER

PIZZA CHOICE: MARGHERITA or PEPPERONI

PANINI CHOICE: CHEESE,TUNA MAYO, HAM & CHEESE, PLAIN HAM, CHEESE & BEAN

PASTA CHOICE: PASTA & CHEESE, PASTA & TUNA, PASTA WITH EITHER A MEAT OR VEG SAUCE