The Transition from Year 6


Carterton Community College works with schools throughout Carterton and the wider area. Of course, pupils attending the primary schools within our designated area can be guaranteed of a place in Yr 7 however, we also work with all local schools to ensure that pupils and their parents have a free choice to attend CCC. 

Unfortunately, due to changes in Government Guidance, we have been unable to fulfil the transition day we had hoped for our new Yr7 students this year.  However, Mr Adam Scully, Transition Lead will visit Yr6 students in their Primary School setting and the Primary Schools will be visiting Carterton Community College for individual school tours.

A Transition Activity Pack will be given to each family when Mr Scully visits the Primary Schools, containing all the information parents and students should need. 

Information about pupils is gathered to help place them in appropriate tutor groups and for English, Maths and Science faculties to assign them into appropriate teaching groups.

There will be opportunities for vulnerable students to visit at other periods alongside the transition days to aid the transition process. Please contact Mrs Adams or Mr Kelly (SENDCo) for details.

Yr7 and Yr12 students will start the new school year on Friday 3rd September.  This will allow students to get their bearings and start to get used to the structure of the school day before the whole school return on Monday 6th September.  By the start of the new school year students will have met their tutor group and will know where to gather at the start of their first day. Their tutor will meet them and supply them with a planner, a timetable, a map and a lot of good advice. Mentors, are assigned to help new pupils settle in and to give them support during their first year.

An opportunity is given in the first term, usually October, for parents to come and talk with their child’s tutor and see how students have settled in so far.   We will confirm at the start of the academic year whether this meeting will be in person or remote, dependent on Government Guidance.

For more information please contact the school via email office@carterton.oxon.sch.uk or telephone reception on 01993 841611.

We welcome visits from all prospective parents at any time throughout the academic year. Please contact us and arrange a visit.

Please find below link to a useful website Anna Freud, National Centre for Children and Families – Supporting children’s transition to Secondary School.

www.annafreud.org/schools-and-colleges/resources/supporting-childrens-transition-to-secondary-school-guidance-for-parents-and-carers