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Year 6 – 7 transition

Here you can find information about the key events that form the transition process - from initial open evenings, through to transition visits - as well as useful information about starting secondary school.

You can find information about our Open Evenings here, for those still considering where to apply to.


information for new parents

If your child has gained a place at Westfield you can also find additional information in our section for Current Parents & Students.

You may also find it useful to read the document, Secondary Success (a survival guide for parents starting secondary school), which was put together by current parents in our Homelink group. They have also created a Jargon Buster which you may find useful.


Westfield School Transition Events 

(For entry in September 2019)

march - april 2019

The Year 7 transition team will visit pupils in their primary school to meet them and help prepare them for their move to Westfield School. They will also discuss the needs of each pupil with their primary teachers.


This is an open evening to try on sample sizes and order uniform. We recommend that parents order uniform as soon as possible to ensure that pupils arrive on the first day of the new school year in full uniform. Please note that we have a new school uniform this year.
Held at Westfield School. All welcome. Drop in whenever suits you.

SEN induction events

Invitations will be sent out to selected students and their families.

Wednesday 3 July, 6:00pm – 7:30pm. 

Pupils will meet their new ARKS key workers and spend time in these groups getting to know their classmates. Parents will receive presentations from the Head of School, Mr Birkbeck and other members of the Senior Leadership Team.
Held at Westfield School. All welcome.

'early risers' TRANSITION WEEK:

All incoming Year 7 pupils will spend a week at Westfield School.

On these days pupils will experience a variety of taster lessons, meet staff and pupils, and get to know the building. This is a vital part of the transition process and will help our new pupils get excited about starting at Westfield.

On the first day pupils should arrive at school by 8:25 and gather in the main hall where they will be met by the transition team.  On subsequent days, pupils will follow a timetable including ARKS time.

In order to be prepared for the day pupils should:

  • Bring a pen, pencil and ruler.
  • Wear their primary school uniform.
  • Wear footwear that is suitable for PE activities.
  • Bring a packed lunch or about £3.00 to spend in the restaurant.
  • Pupils entitled to Free School Meals will receive their usual meal allowance on the day.

Pupils should arrive at school by 8.25am and will leave at 2.45pm.