Glenmead Primary School

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Y6 Transition to Secondary School


Moving on to a new setting can be a tricky time for many pupils, so we like to prepare our children as well as possible. It helps them to understand what to expect and supports them in feeling less anxious about what lies ahead. 

The pupils at Glenmead move on to a wide variety of settings and may be going to a secondary school that is different to their friends. Rest assured, we share a lot of detailed information about your child with their new school. 

The usual Transition Day that takes place in early July has been cancelled this year. This means the children will not be able to go and spend time in their new schools before the end of term.

Our secondary colleagues have been preparing virtual meetings and virtual tours of their schools to try to compensate for this lack of direct contact. 

Visiting the website of your child's destination school is a good source of information. Click on the link for your child's secondary school below. 

Barr Beacon

Great Barr Academy

Arena Academy

Cardinal Wiseman

Streetly Academy

John Willmott

St John Wall

King Edwards V1

Nishkam High School

Hamstead Hall

Edmund Campion

Aldridge School

Joseph Leckie Academy

Bishop Vesey's Grammar School

George Dixon Academy


How to apply for a secondary school place in Birmingham in September 2021



Amongst other materials, we will be using the following materials in school. They can be used as a helpful tool to discuss the move up to secondary school at home with your child. Please take a look.

Social and Emotional support specifically for Year 6 pupils at transition time.