We were disappointed not to be able run our transition programme as usual this academic year. It has been lovely that so many Year 6 students took up the offer to come and have a socially distanced tour the school. Building relationships during this complex time is important in supporting our students as they transition to a new phase in their lives.
Typically, we run an extended transition programme which begins as soon as a student is named as a member of the St Andrew's community in the Spring term.
Students benefit from tours of the school; meeting key staff members; live information events to answer initial questions; key pastoral staff visit all primary schools; and the transition day in July in which students meet their tutor and tutor group.
This summer we are pleased to be running a summer school for our new Year 7 cohort, in order to give them the time and opportunity to meet their new classmates. We look forward to welcoming them into the St Andrew's family.