Transition for Year 6 into Year 7

Preparing our children for the future

At Darlinghurst we prepare our
children for change so that they believe in the power of possibility and possess
the emotional resilience to succeed. 

We ensure an effective approach to supporting children
through transition through a combination of strategies that support our
children and addresses any common concerns and sharing of key information, with
additional strategies for vulnerable individuals delivered on a case by case
basis according to the individual’s needs. We work alongside secondary schools,
including visits to allow for a smooth transition.

The importance of a successful

A positive start to secondary school
has long-lasting benefits.

Young people who experience a positive transition
into their new school are more likely to:

  • feel comfortable, relaxed
    and valued
  • feel excited and motivated
    to learn
  • have good relationships with
  • develop a sense of belonging
    within the school community. 

This positive start can make a big difference to
young people’s school engagement, learning and wellbeing.

Southend Borough Council Secondary School Admissions Information: 

The local authority provides parents with all the information they need for transition to secondary school

Click here for more information

National Offer Day 2023:  

National offer day for children beginning secondary school in September 2023 is 1st March 2023. 

Transition Day 2023:

Transition day for most Southend secondary schools is Friday 7th July 2023. Some schools may have more than one day and schools in the Essex local authority may be different. Your child’s secondary school will contact you about this directly. 

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