Transition is generally when pupils move from:

  • Nursery to Primary School
  • Primary School to Secondary School
  • Secondary School to post school destinations

Schools and nurseries provide support to pupils during transition. Staff in school will help as much as they can with transitions to make sure the child or young person does not feel anxious or unsure. Family support workers or careers advisors can also help.

Before leaving nursery or when moving from primary to secondary, the information record for each child will be transferred to the receiving school to ensure a smooth transition and continuity of educational progress.

Usually each school or nursery has their own arrangements in place for pupils and parents to visit the new school, see the new surroundings and meet the teachers and staff. Contact your child's school or nursery for more information.