Primary Transition

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Primary Transition

Transition September 2023


Transition Information Booklet for September 2023

School Day from September / Open Evening Video 

Moving from primary to secondary school can be a daunting prospect for Year 6 pupils. To help reduce the anxiety and maintain the achievements of primary school, Gable Hall has an extensive transition programme.

The programme begins before Year 6 with our staff working closely with our partner primary schools on a range of activities designed to help students get to know us better. 

At Gable Hall we are extremely proud of our Year 6 Transition days. We offer a three day transition experience to allow our newest students to feel confident and ready to start their Gable Hall journey in September. Gable Hall students come from a range of primary schools. Transition days are designed for all students to get to know their new classmates / fellow students and feel confident in their new environment. Students take part in a selection of taster lessons to enable them to familiarise themselves with daily life.

A secondary school can feel daunting to some students, we also aim to ensure that all students understand the Gable Hall community, and our way of working. In particular, the students will be introduced to our rewards system and our way of life – Ready, Respectful and Safe, the values which underpin everything we do.

Visits to the School - Visits to the School can be arranged at any time throughout the year. Tours are offered in May/June and Sept/Oct of each academic year - Click Here

The Transition Programme 

Primary School Visits: April – June 2023 - Every student transitioning to Gable Hall will be visited in their own primary school by a member of the transition team. This is a demonstration of our commitment to knowing every child well by the time they join our school. This is an opportunity for students to share their aspirations and other information about themselves as well as for staff to meet with Year 6 teachers.

New Year 7 Targeted Parent / Carer Meetings: May – July 2023 - These meetings will take place for any parent/carer whose child has special needs (SEND) or if there is any additional support that is needed to support transition.

Year 6 Intake Evening - 13th June 2023 4-6pm

  • Giffards Primary School at 4.00pm
  • Corringham Primary and Arthur Bugler 4.30pm
  • Graham James Primary Academy and all other schools 5.00pm
  • All other schools are welcome to join at any of the times above. 

This is our annual new intake evening for parents/carers considering Gable Hall for their child’s secondary education. Year 6 students are welcome to join us for this very special evening when there will be presentations by the Principal and the opportunity to tour the school with our Student Ambassadors. Specialist facilities will be open to visitors / parents / carers can meet and talk to staff and children can take part in a range of activities. 

New Year 7 Transition Days: 3rd - 5th July 2023 9-2.30pm - The new Year 7 Students will spend time at Gable Hall to start to familiarise themselves with the buildings, the routines for using the dining room and facilities, to get used to moving about the School, as well as spending time with their tutor team and other staff. 

New Year 7 Student Team Building Day: September/October 2023 - This is a very important opportunity for students to experience their first offsite visit. They usually visit an activities centre where they will take part in a range of different challenges such as raft building or climbing aimed at developing the ability to work with different groups, build confidence in attempting new challenges and try out a range of different activities.

Please feel free to contact the school should you require further information at:


  1. Welcome Letter - March 2023 - Click Here to download
  2. Induction Programme - March 2023 - Click Here to download

In order to help us make appropriate practical arrangements for the week, kindly complete the following forms, the Data Collection, PupilWelfare form and the Biometric form (links below).

Link Here Thank you for your kind attention and we look forward to seeing you soon. 


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