Year 6 Transition


Welcome! 

Places have now been offered for Year 7 in September 2021. We can’t wait to welcome our new students and will be in touch over the coming weeks and months to ensure a smooth transition process. Please watch the videos and read the resources that we share on the website as these will help students and parents to feel informed and prepared. 

Transition Days

Due to the recent announcement of a four week delay in the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, we will no longer be able to proceed with the planned transition days. 

Please do not worry about this though! Mrs Lythgoe has already met most students in their Primary Schools and we will be offering a virtual transition programme throughout the rest of this term to ensure that students and parents receive all of the information they need. Families will receive a letter with full details of the virtual transition programme shortly. In the meantime, please watch the videos already on this page and get in contact if you have any urgent queries. 

Mrs Lythgoe’s Welcome to Carisbrooke College 

Welcome from Miss Begley – Head of School

Messages from our current Year 7s

Transport

We have been asked to remind Year 6 parents that applications for home to school transport need to be submitted as soon as possible. For more information about home to school transport, please see the Council website: https://www.iow.gov.uk/Residents/schools-and-learning/School-Transport/Home-to-School-Transport

You can also contact the Transport Team on 01983 823780. 

Transition Newsletters

In education, the term transition typically refers to the move students take from their primary school to secondary school. We fully understand this major transition can be daunting for some students so ensuring we have a comprehensive Transition Programme in place is our priority for any new students choosing Carisbrooke College as their secondary school.

While every student is different, they all go through the same changes:

  • School facilities – a much larger building, often located further away from home.
  • Academic expectations – a more independent learning approach must be adopted.
  • Lesson timetable – changing classrooms multiple times a day for different lessons.
  • Different teachers – experiencing different teachers for different lessons.
  • Increased independence – become more self-reliant, students will be expected to become more organised and to meet deadlines by planning ahead.
  • Peer groups – meeting new people from a much larger cohort of students.
  • Family involvement – decreases as students become older.

Our transition supports all of the changes a student goes through:

  • School facilities – during our two day transition students will familiarise themselves with our school building using a map of our building.
  • Academic expectations – students will experience a taster of various subjects. There is also a Summer-Bridge Programme available for students to feel prepared for the new subjects they will have in the September.
  • Lesson timetables – students are given a timetable to cover the two transition days and this will be the same layout as they will get in the September so they can become familiar with the layout and moving from classroom to classroom.
  • Different teachers – during the transition days students will meet lots of different teachers.
  • Increased independence – students learn how to be more independent during the transition days as they learn how our school operates.
  • Peer groups – students will be encouraged to make new friends through various team building activities during the transition days.
  • Family involvement – our information evening planned during the evening of the first transition day will provide families with relevant information about our various ways of communication keeping families involved in their child’s education.

The transition process at Carisbrooke College is managed by Mrs Lythgoe, Head of Year 7.