Matravers aims to make the transfer from Primary to Secondary Education as smooth, easy and successful as possible. We have very close working relationships with our feeder primary schools and many students will have already visited Matravers during their time at Primary school.
As soon as places have been confirmed during Year 6, our Year 7 Transition Team visits every child and their teachers in the Primary School or, where there are small numbers, the children are invited to four after-school visits at Matravers and the teachers are contacted by telephone. The information collected during these visits is used to place the children into tutor groups and teaching groups. Additional sessions are run in the primary school and at Matravers for children who may find transition particularly difficult and for those with Special Educational Needs. All new students attend the Induction day in July where they meet the Headteacher, Senior Team, Head of Year 7 and their Form Tutor and they spend the day with their new tutor group. The Induction Evening that follows gives parents information required for the start of term and the opportunity to raise any concerns with the Form Tutor or Head of Year.
Dates for your diary:
Monday 23 May 2016 - Y6 Information Evening 5.30 - 6.30pm - Bitham Brook, Bratton & Chapmanslade
Tuesday 24 May 2016 - Y6 Information Evening 5.30 - 6.30pm - Westbury Leigh & Dilton Marsh
Wednesday 25 May 2016 - Y6 Information Evening 5.30 - 6.30pm - Westbury Juniors and other schools
Wednesday 29 June 2016 & Thursday 30 June 2016 - Year 6 Taster Days
Wednesday 29 June 2016 - Year 6 Parents' Information Evening 6.30pm
Year 7 Summer Fayre - Thursday 30 June 2016 - 3.30 - 5.30pm
Further information to follow.
Monday 5 September 2016 - First Day at Matravers
Letter to parents of Y6 Students March 2016 can be downloaded here
Letter to parents of Y6 Students May 2016 can be downloaded here