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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. Our second Welcome Evening will be held on 8th July. This will focus on the September start.



  • Year 6 Open Evening – Tuesday 3rd October 2023 5.00 – 7.00pm
  • Year 6 Welcome Evening – Thursday 21st March (two sessions 5.30 - 6.30pm or 6.30 - 7.30pm)
  • Bradfield Transition Team visit Primary Schools – Spring Term - To meet pupils and liaise with Year 6 teachers
  • Family Quiz Night - Thursday 23rd May 2024 5:30 – 6:30pm
  • Uniform Try-on afternoon – Summer term, date and times to be confirmed.
  • Transition Days at Bradfield School - Wednesday 3rd, Thursday 4th and Friday 5th July 2024 - All Year 6 students.
  • Additional Transition Day – Friday 28th July 2024 - We will contact students who are joining Bradfield School on their own or in a smaller group to invite them to this event.
  • Year 6 Parent Information Evening – Monday 8th July 2024 5.30 – 6.30pm OR 7.15 – 8.15pm
  • Summer School - Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th August 2024
  • Term Starts - Tuesday 5th September 2024


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.