Transition – the next steps in learning

The transition to a new school can often be a daunting and worrying time for parents and children alike. We understand this, and work extremely hard to make sure that children joining us for the first time are prepared, settled and happy when continuing their learning journey with us for what we hope will be the next seven years.

Strong links – the smoothest transition

Successful transition begins when children are still in their primary schools. Regular contact is a key feature of the transition to us from our feeder primary schools. Our schools work collaboratively, joining together on various initiatives, transition events and projects.

This year for the first time, our Year 5 students will be joining us for a range of activities and experiences. Year 6 children will get the opportunity to visit us for taster classes in selected subjects and other special events during the school year, including our Christmas drama performance. In the summer term, all children who will be starting the school in September join us for two full days of classes, sports and other activities during which get a real experience of what school life will be like. On our transition days, children also get the opportunity to meet their new form class, make new friends and get to know the teachers and find their way around the school.

We work closely with our primary school colleagues and listen carefully to what they tell us about your children. This provides us with a wealth of important information that helps us with your child’s personal transition and supports us in responding effectively to their individual needs. This ensures that they are comfortable about joining us for the new school year and genuinely excited about the journey that lies ahead.

Parent Partnerships – strength by working together

Parent partnerships are such a valuable part of the transition process. We want your child to be successful during their time with us and, through working together effectively, we can make sure that we maximise their chances of success. Our doors are open to parents and children and we actively encourage a visit to us for a tour the school during the working day. This can be easily arranged by contacting the school to arrange an appointment. In the summer term, we hold our parents information evening to provide you with a wealth of information about transition. It also gives you the opportunity to meet with key staff, talk to us personally, ask any questions that you may have and purchase school uniform ready for the new school year.

For more information see our new Prospectus

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Contact Details

Heaton Manor School & Sixth Form
Jesmond Park West
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Tel: +44(0)191 2818486
Fax: +44(0)191 2810381

Admin (Mrs Burn):


If you have a question or query feel free to contact us.


Use postcode NE7 7HN, the main entrance is on Newton Road

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