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Transition to High Schools

Secondary School Transition Protocol – 2018/2019

With the ever increasing complexity of the primary school sector structure and accounting for parent choice the Waveney Valley Partnership Federation of Schools will adopt an open and transparent approach to the transition of our pupils onto secondary education.

We will work closely with all local secondary schools and are pleased to have a close working relationship with the following who routinely receive our pupils: Hartismere School, Stradbroke High School, Archbishop Sancroft High School, Thomas Mills School and Bungay High School. All of these secondary providers are listed on the Waveney Valley Partnership website as receiver schools.

There is increasing pressure from high schools to provide ‘transition’ activities, Waveney Valley Partnership need to balance this important element of the moving on process with the need to ensure continuity and minimise disruption to the pupils learning while still with us. We shall endeavour to offer pupils a full and enriching range of activities that the high schools offer.

1.            Alongside the website entry we shall be happy to distribute materials from high schools to pupils at our settings.

2.            Parents will be asked to register their interest in secondary provider(s) at the beginning of Y5, this does not in any way affect the normal admissions process and doesn’t imply that a place has been secured at any setting.

3.            Waveney Valley will use this parental statement of intent as a means to streamline activities offered from the different secondary provider(s). We will not send pupils ‘en-block’ to any one activity or high school and see this as an extension to the personalised curriculum and offer that we provide our pupils.

4.            While we will endeavour to provide both accompanying staff and transport to high school transition events – this may not always be possible and high school or parental support may be required.

5.            As with all off site learning opportunities – we require a minimum of two clear weeks for any event. It is preferable if high schools could advise of events well in advance. Our ‘federated’ timetable that crosses all our settings is complex and planned a full academic year in advance. Waveney Valley events will always take precedence over external requests.

6.            We aim to work closely with our secondary colleagues, families and pupils to ensure that all pupils are ‘secondary ready’ and that the transition process is a supportive as possible.

5th September 2018

Academy Head / Chair of Governors

waveny 3

Stradbroke High School

Wilby Road
Suffolk    IP21 5JN
Telephone:  01379 384387
Fax:  01379 388270

waveny 2

Hartismere High School

Castleton Way
Eye, Suffolk
IP23 7BL
Tel: (01379) 870315
Fax: (01379) 870554


waverny 8

Thomas Mills High School

Saxtead Road
Suffolk, IP13 9HE
United Kingdom
01728 723493
01728 621098


waverny 6

Bungay High School

Queens Road
NR35 1RW
Tel: 01986 892 140
Email: mail@bungayhigh.co.uk

waverny 7

Archbishop Sancroft High School

Wilderness Lane
IP20 9DD
phone: 01379 852561  
fax: 01379 855829
e-mail: office@ashs.norfolk.sch.uk
International: 0044 1379 852561
The School office can accept phone calls from 8.30am - 4.00pm


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