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Transition to Bradfield

Moving from primary to secondary school can be the most exciting and possibly daunting prospect for our children to experience. We are well aware of this at Bradfield School, which is why we have worked hard to ensure a full and supportive programme for our new pupils. We make every effort to get to know them as well as possible by developing strong links with our feeder schools, by providing a full transition programme ensuring continuity of learning and by helping them to become ‘secondary ready.’

97% of our current Year 7 pupils and 93% of their parents felt that they had settled well into Bradfield school by October half term, with additional support given to those that still felt a little unsure at that point.  Many of our wonderfully friendly year 7 pupils are now eager to become Transition mentors to help your children to enjoy their transition process and settle just as quickly.

You may also find the information via the links below helpful to start to prepare your children for the move to secondary school. 

At the bottom of the page, you can also find the presentation from our first Welcome Evening that was held on 21st March. This gives information about what to expect during the transition process from March to August. The presentation from our second Welcome meeting held on 8th July is also below and gives details about summer school and the first day in September, Tuesday 3rd September at 8.25am, as well as details of summer school. 





  1. Year 6 Open Evening – Tuesday 1st October 2024 5.00 – 7.00pm
  2. Year 6 Welcome Evening – Thursday 20th March 2025 5.30 - 6.15pm or 6.30 - 7.15pm
  3. Family Quiz Night - Thursday 22nd May 2025 5:30 – 6:30pm
  4. Uniform Try-On afternoon - June 17th 2025 4:00 – 6:00pm tbc
  5. Transition Days at Bradfield School - Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th July 2025.
  6. Additional Transition Day - Friday 27th June 2025
  7. Year 6 Parent Information Evening – Monday 7th July 2025 5:30 – 6:15pm or 6.30 - 7.15pm
  8. Summer School - Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th 2025

More details about each event will be sent home nearer each date.

Please contact school should you have any queries about your child's start to school in September.