The transition from primary school to high school can be a daunting process for both students and parents/carers. The transition team aim to make this move as easy as possible, to reduce anxiety and help to maintain the high standards and achievements of primary school. Our transition team at Penketh High School are-
Throughout the year the transition team will visit students in their primary schools so that the students have a friendly face for when they start their exciting journey to high school. Also throughout the year primary school students are able to come in to Penketh to a range of exciting events that we have to offer – from SPARK activities to primary sports festivals!
Some of our key dates are as follows –
September – Open evening- following a presentation from our principle Mr Carlin, year 6 students and their families are able to visit the different departments in school and see what we have to offer.
Tour week – Parents/carers are invited in for a tour of the school to see Penketh High School in action on a normal school day.
November – Year 7 settling in evening – parents/carers have the opportunity to come in to school to meet with form tutors.
1st March 2019 – National Offer Day. Offers are sent out to Warrington parents/carers.
June – year 5 primary taster days – We open our doors to the year 5 students for special ‘taster’ sessions so that year 5 students can start to get a ‘feel’ for high school and see some of the exciting things that go on at Penketh.
July – The transition team will come and visit our new students in their Year 6 class – and make sure that all questions are answered before the summer break.
Induction day – all year 6 are invited to come to Penketh High school for the day to experience their new school and meet their new form tutors. Any students who would like to come in for additional transition days are also welcome.
Summer school – Students are invited to spend some time during the summer holidays getting to know their new classmates and finding their way around our school site!