Year 6 Transition


September 2021 intake

Dear Year 6 Parents

Please see the letter below for details of our 'admission season tours' and information for parents.  Tours are at 4.15 pm and 5.15 pm on September 28th, 29th, October 5th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 19th, 21st.  

To book a tour please email or ring 01276 702540. 

Tours are limited to one child with one parent and also to parents who have not seen inside the school before.  Tours will have a maximum of 6 participants.

Letter to Year 6 parents

Prospectus click here

Tour with Mr Heard, Senior Assistant Headteacher

Presentation from the Headteacher - coming soon.

Introductory video - coming on 8th October. 

Zoom Q & A session - details to follow

New Year 7 Parental Information video for September 2020 intake

Junior Schools Presentation from Headteacher and Prefects

Transition to Secondary school can be an exciting but nerve-wracking time for young people, not to mention their families!

At Fernhill, we offer a programme of regular visits to our school, both for children in Year 6, before and after they choose their Secondary school, and for Year 5 students whose families are beginning to ponder this difficult decision.

These visits aim to expose children to areas of the curriculum win which we at Fernhill have a greater depth of facilities than perhaps the Primary or Junior school can offer. For example, visits from Years 5 and 6 students take place to participate in Ceramics and 3D Design, Cookery, Music and Drama, not to mention a wide array of sports activities. These visits allow children to get over the initial fear of stepping into 'big school' and allow them to experience what we have to offer as they make their choice of school. In addition, these are valuable opportunities for our excellent staff to get to know your child and for our own students to build their confidence and communication skills as they assist with these days.

Each year, the Headteacher visits all of our feeder schools with prefects and ex-students to show off what we have to offer. Please do take the time to share the presentation below with your child.