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. In 2020 and 2021, a huge part of our transition programme was remote, with a virtual transition day, parents information evening, and support programme for schools.

This year, we hope that current guidance will allow us to have our new students visit us in July, but we will ensure we also have alternative plans in place, should the need arise.

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.

Each year, our aim is to establish communication links between families and our new students as quickly as possible. Please keep checking our dedicated transition website where regular updates are posted. Our twitter feed is also useful to follow for updates and information about what our students are achieving.

We are 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.