Supporting transition from primary

On this page, you will find useful information and links to everything you'll need to know about your child starting at The Mandeville School. Make sure you check out the guide to starting secondary and the video tour at the bottom of the page.

Now your child has begun their journey at Mandeville, you may wish to ask more questions about how they’re settling in. This is a good opportunity to talk about your child, and any additional support they may need.  

Click here for details of how to buy school uniform.

At the start of June the school sent parents an admissions pack that contained important forms, as well as details of how to get a locker and set up cashless payments for food etc.

If you did not receive this or you need a new copy of any of the items that were sent out, then you can download them below:

Parents and carers of new starters also received a welcome brochure at the start of the summer. You can download a copy of this by clicking the image below.



Moving to secondary school presents a number of new challenges for students. These are to be expected but are nothing to be concerned about.

You will need to:

  • Ask questions when you do not understand
  • Take responsibility for your own work
  • Understand the value of working hard
  • Stick with topics, subjects and relationships when they become tricky or difficult
  • Be organised. Know what you need, when you need it and where it is
  • Revise for assessments and exams
  • Complete more independent work at home and on your own
  • Meet deadlines for homework and projects.

This may seem a little daunting but you will be able to meet these challenges when you embrace the values of our school: Perseverance - Kindness - Integrity - Community. 

And don't worry as all members of the school community will help and support you to be the best you can as you embark on your journey of learning, development and growth at Mandeville.