Transition to Secondary

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At Cove School we recognise the importance of a smooth transition for students moving from Year 6 into Year 7. We have developed excellent relationships with all of the local Primary and Junior Schools in the area with whom we work closely to ensure continuity in one of the most important moves in every young person’s school career.

In order to give families an informed choice about the next step we have an Open Evening and a number of Open Mornings in the first few weeks of the Autumn Term. All are welcome at these events.

As we are unable to offer an Open Evening in 2020, we will be providing a virtual school tour and a virtual Q&A session on 5th and 6th October 2020 - details below.


Once a student has been admitted to Cove School, in the Spring of Year 6, we will contact each family with details of the transition process.

Every student will be paid a visit by our transition team at their Primary/ Junior School. They will be given a presentation and an opportunity to ask any questions. In addition, the transition team will ask students to complete a short form about themselves which will help their Year 7 tutors manage the transmission move effectively.

In July all students will spend a ‘taster’ day at Cove School where they will take part in sample lessons. In the evening of the same day there will be an event where parents and students will meet tutors, House staff and the Head teacher.

Additional transition visits can be arranged through our Primary/Junior School partners or directly with us at Cove School.

We welcome enquiries from parents regarding places and our experienced team are happy to arrange for you to visit the school.

More Information... - Starting Secondary School