Welcome to Penketh High School!


A successful transition is vital in supporting all children in adapting to life in secondary school and thus we now consider our prospective year 7 cohort as part of the Penketh High School community, and we will aim to support you in whatever way we can.

We have provided information on this page to help you start preparing for your transition journey. We will endeavour to provide all necessary information here, however, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us in school.


Miss Silver

Transition Partner and Pupil Relationship Coordinator

We are busy preparing for your child to join us in our new Year 7 cohort and we are looking forward to welcoming them into our school community very soon! We are in the process of conducting handover meetings with Primary School teachers to gather all the information we need to ensure a smooth transition for each and every child. Please find below information for parents regarding the upcoming transition events.


Transition Days – July

All pupils will join us in school on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th July for their Transition Days. Please complete the form at the link to confirm your child’s attendance ahead of these days and to ensure we have everything we need for the time they are with us:


Please note that pupils will need to be dropped off/picked up or make their own way to and from Penketh High on both days. They will also need to bring a packed lunch and drinks/snacks with them, as well as a pen/pencil to write with. They will need to wear their Primary School uniform on day 1 and their Primary School PE kit on day 2. Please also note the arrival time of 9am and the finish time of 2.30pm – slightly different to our usual times of the school day.


Transition Parent information evening

All parents of the new year 7 cohort are invited to a Parent Information Evening on Thursday 4th July at 6pm in the Drama Centre. During this evening, we will provide all the information you need to get prepared for September. You will also have an opportunity to ask any questions and meet your child’s form tutor. Please register your attendance for the Parent Information Evening at the link:


Transition Summer School – August

All new year 7 pupils are invited to join us for two days of Summer School on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th August. This will be a fun-packed two days and one last opportunity for pupils to spend time getting to know their classmates and new teachers ahead of their start with us in September. Although Summer School is not compulsory, we would highly recommend all pupils attend to support with their transition. Please sign your child up to attend Summer School at the following link: Further information regarding Summer School will be sent out nearer the time.

Open Evening 2023

Penketh High School Open Evening 2023

5-8pm on Thursday 28th September

Register interest here:

Uniform, P.E. Kit and Equipment

Here is an overview of the Penketh High School Uniform.

School uniforms can be purchased from or by visiting the uniform shop in Warrington

P.E. kits can be ordered directly from: It will then be delivered to school and delivered to your child in time for September.

    • Boys will need football/rugby boots for rugby lessons.
    • We now recommend that pupils wear shinpads for football and headguards and gum shields for rugby – though these are not mandatory items just recommendations.

​**Please note that we are introducing a new style PE kit for the 2024 Year 7 cohort. This kit can only be purchased from: and will not be available from the uniform shop. More details will be shared in due course.**

Travel to and from Penketh High School

Pupils can travel to and from school site in a number of ways. Pupils can catch the school bus, timetable linked below, they can walk, cycle (secure bike storage is available on site), or they can be dropped off. If pupils are being dropped off, please avoid parking in the bus lane directly outside school as access is required for the school buses.

Getting Prepared

You may have started thinking about what life might be like as a Year 7 – what do you think it might be like? What are you most excited about? What are you worried about?

Read through the following booklet that will support you and your child with the transition from primary to secondary school. SUPPORTING THE TRANSITION

Watch this film and see the views of those who have already experienced what Year 7 is like:

Give these activities a go with those around you. Remember it is good to talk about how you are feeling and getting someone to help you think through how to prepare yourself.

Family Primary to Secondary Transition Booklet


Parent/Carer Information 

You might be feeling a bit worried about this change yourself, particularly in these difficult times. These resources might be able to help:

Getting ready to start secondary or high school

10 ways to encourage your high schooler to read


Get Into Reading 

Reading can help you escape into different worlds and meet different people, from the comfort of your own home! Here are some links to books that you can download for free and other books that you might not have tried before.

Right now, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across eight different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening. It’s that easy.


Includes 6 free children’s classics as PDF and word docs, with accompanying audio books: Alice in Wonderland, Wind in the Willows, The Railway Children, The Jungle Book, Peter Pan Black Beauty.


A website full of book recommendations, including videos and activity packs. There are over 55,000 books reviews – all by children! It also has daily collations of various events happening online.’re-self-isolating-with-the-kids

Something a little different to read

Have you tried these


A Taste of our School…

Here are videos fom our recent Virtual Open Evening.



VOE English

VOE Maths

VOE Science





VOE History

VOE Geog

VOE Comp

VOE Arts

PLT Transition Video 2021

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