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Supporting transition from primary school

Welcome to the Transition page for Year 6 students going into Year 7. I am Mr Barker and I am the teacher who will be making sure that your first year at The Mandeville School is an amazing one.

On this page, you will find useful information and links to everything you'll need to know about The Mandeville School before you start in September

The transition days are on Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th of July 2023. You can find details of further transition events lower down the page or in our welcome brochure, which you can download by clicking the image below.

Details of how to buy uniform can be found by downloading this letter that was recently sent to all parents and carers.

Ian Barker

Welcome brochure cover


Moving to secondary school – what might be new and different?

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.

First, why don't you take a quick look around the school with our virtual tour!

Upcoming transition events

Year 6 to 7 Transition Days 

Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th July 2023 8.30am – 2.30pm 

Two welcoming, fun-packed days of activities, lessons and social times for incoming Year 7s. Students will get to meet Year 8 Buddies, see the school’s facilities, learn more about life at Mandeville, and get to know staff, and make new friends.  

Parent and Carer Transition Evening 

Tuesday 4th July 2023 6.00pm – 7.00pm 

School staff can share specific information about the school day, communications, school life, uniform, pastoral care and more. Parents and carers can meet their child’s tutor and Learning Support staff.  

Year 6/7 Summer School 

Date and details to be confirmed 

Year 7 Welcome Evening 

Wednesday 4th October 2023 
6.00pm – 7.00pm 

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. 

Additional Opportunities 

April-September 2023 

If your child has Specific Educational Needs, you’ll be invited to meet a member of our SEND team and discuss how we can best meet their needs.  

Many local primary schools will also be involved in transition activities at The Mandeville School, including creative and sporting events. 

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