Primary Transition and Summer School

Year 6 into 7 Transition Arrangements 

All students who have been offered a Year 7 place at The Archbishop’s School are invited into the school for a week in July (transition week) to meet their new tutor and experience a typical school day. Some vulnerable students will visit the school on a number of occasions to allow them to become familiar with key staff.

There will be additional support for students who are likely to struggle with the move to the secondary environment. This may also include students who are coming alone or with very few other students from their primary school. These students will be identified by their primary school and members of our staff will liaise with each primary school to fully understand the needs of these individuals.

Why do we have a transition programme?

Our transition programme is designed to ensure that our new students:

  • will be extremely enthusiastic about starting and feel ‘special’
  • are eager to ask questions
  • are able to air their worries and discuss fears with like-minded children
  • enjoy meeting and getting to know school staff
  • meet current students who have been through the transition process before
  • form friendships within their tutor groups
  • mix with students from different primaries
  • feel a huge confidence boost, especially from frequent visits to the school
  • understand the school site and environment

Transition Week

We will be holding our 2024 transition week from 01 - 05 July 2024. The schedule of when our feeder Primary Schools will be attending our Transition Week is as follows:

Ash Cartwright and Kelsey Church of England Primary School

Monday 01 July 2024

Tuesday 02 July 2024

Wednesday 03 July 2024

Thursday 04 July 2024 

Aylesham Primary School

Full Week

Barham Church of England Primary School Full Week
Blean Primary School

Wednesday 03 July 2024

Thursday 04 July 2024

Friday 05 July 2024 

Briary Primary School Full Week
Bridge & Patrixbourne CEP School Full Week
Castle Hill Community Primary School Full Week
Chartham Primary School Full Week
Graveney Primary School Full Week
Hampton Primary School Full Week
Herne Bay Junior School Full Week
Herne CofE Junior School Full Week
Littlebourne CE Primary School Full Week
Parkside Community Foundation Primary School Full Week
Petham Primary School  Full Week
Pilgrims' Way Primary School Full Week
Riverbridge Primary School Full Week
Selling Church of England School

Thursday 04 July 2024

Friday 05 July 2024

St John's CEP School Full Week
St. Peter's Methodist Primary School Full Week
St. Stephens Junior School Full Week
St. Thomas' Catholic Primary School

Thursday 04 July 2024

Friday 05 July 2024

Sturry CE Primary School Full Week
Swalecliffe Community Primary School Full Week
Water Meadows Primary School Full Week
Whitstable and Seasalter Endowed School Full Week
Whitstable Junior School  Full Week
Wickhambreaux CEP School

Tuesday 02 July 2024

Wednesday 03 July 2024

Thursday 04 July 2024 

Wincheap Primary School Full Week
Wingham Primary School

Tuesday 02 July 2024

Wednesday 03 July 2024

Thursday 04 July 2024 

  

Summer School

We will be holding our 2024 Summer School from Wednesday 24 July - Friday 26 July 2024. Our new parents/carers will be written to about this during term 6. 

If you have any concerns or queries, please direct them to Mrs S Falcon - Year 7 Student Support Manager - sfalcon@archbishops.kent.sch.uk or Mr C Dodson, Head of Year 7 - cdodson@archbishops.kent.sch.uk 

 



"I just wanted to send a quick thank you for the wonderful transition week. The boys loved it and cannot wait to be back 5th September. Thanks to all the staff for making it possible". Parent - Year 6 student


 

"May I please take this opportunity to thank the whole team who have supported in the transition process. As you know, (child) was so anxious on Monday morning but by the end of Tuesday (child) had absolutely no worries about starting with you in September. The additional time has been really beneficial for (child) and (child) already feels comfortable at Archbishops, meaning (child) can now look forward to starting in September rather than worrying all holiday. Thank you all so much for the amazing support and time (child) has had with you this week". Parent - Year 6 student