Year 6 Transition

Secondary School Open Days

West Derby School – Open Evening for 2023

Date: Thursday 8th September 2022
Time: 15:00pm – 18:00pm

The Belvedere Academy – Open Morning for 2023

Date: Friday 9th September 2022
Time: 10:00am – 11:45am

Please note that this event is aimed at parents and carers rather than the child.
Visitors should arrive between 10:00am and 11:15am. Booking is not necessary.

Parents and carers who wish to register a child for the entrance assessment on Saturday 8th October should visit the Belvedere Academy website to complete an application form.

North Liverpool Academy – Open Evening for 2023

Date: Thursday 15th September 2022
Time: 16:00pm – 19:00pm

For all enquiries please contact Vicki Davies on

Dixon’s Croxteth Academy (formerly De La Salle Academy) – Open Evening for 2023

Date: Thursday 29 September 2022
Time: 16:00pm – 18:00pm

As newly part of Dixons Academies Trust, the school will be non-faith and will welcome girls as well as boys from next year as part of its new cohort of Year 7s. Dixons Academies Trust is a high-performing school trust which ranks consistently in the top three nationally, and we would love to meet with your students and their families to share some information about our plans and what you can expect from an education at a Dixons school.

Important Information for Year 6 Parents

As a school we are aware that lots of parents are worried about what September will bring. We want to reassure you that carefully considered plans are in place for this and our Year 6 children will be given all the support they need for this.

We appreciate that this will feel like a very odd time for you and you will also be worrying about transition to secondary school for your children. The authority has now confirmed that there will be no common transfer / secondary transition day this year in July as there would normally be. Public Health have indicated that it would not be safe to do so.

However, Liverpool Local Authority are proposing that the week beginning the 6th July is a ‘virtual transition week’. During this time staff from both settings will be discussing all pupils making this transition.

It is important to keep checking the secondary school website, they will be providing lots of ways to make the transition as sensitive and seamless as it can under the current circumstances.

The secondary settings have been advised to promote virtual tours of their environment and key staff, as well as outlining all specific information for new intake.

  • Liverpool Learning Partnership have produced a transition booklet and will signpost to various resources which can aid pupils’ thinking about transition. The booklet could be completed in school or at home. (Attached to page)

Again we would like to reassure you that our Year 6 teachers will be planning transition work as well, for home learning and for those children who have returned to school.

The school will be in touch with the Year 6 parents next week with regards to end of year arrangements, obviously we cannot celebrate at this point the way we would normally but we do plan to mark the event and make it special for the children in a number of ways which I am sure they will enjoy.

Download: Starting Secondary School [PDF]

Download: Parent : Carer Booklet [PDF]

Starting Secondary School Resources

Check out this excellent website to watch videos, get answers to your questions, helpful hints and so much more.

External Link: BBC Bitesize – Starting Secondary School

Be Awesome, Go Big

Be Awesome, Go Big is a package to help Year 6 students transition into Year 7. It can be used by students and parents at home or in school with teachers in class. It is designed to be motivational, helpful and reassuring and to help young people feel valued, loved, encouraged and equipped for the journey ahead.

External Link: Be Awesome, Go Big

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