Year 6 - Transition to Year 7

The transition between primary school and secondary school is a significant life event that is both exciting and daunting, providing students with the opportunity to experience new subjects and challenges and meet new friends in a larger school environment. At Brune Park School, we are passionate about all students experiencing a positive transition as this helps set the foundation for their time at secondary school.

Meet the team

Daryl Moth
(Assistant Headteacher ~ Transition)


Once you have been notified that you have been successful in obtaining a place for your child at Brune Park Community School, you will be contacted by our Admissions department. They will send you all of the registration forms and details of other key information required as part of your acceptance of the place offered. Everyone who is allocated a place will be invited to our ‘Welcome to Secondary School Evening’ which is held in the first half of the summer term each year. This year in 2024, it will run on Wednesday 22nd May between 4pm and 7pm on the Brune Park School site.

Work with primary/junior schools

Throughout the summer term, our transition team will be fully engaged with the Year 6 teams in the primary/junior schools to ensure a smooth transition for each child. We will discuss each individual student regarding their academic levels and their social and behavioural development. This is an essential part of the transition process which will enable us to really get to know our students and to start to build positive working relationships with them, so that the pace and quality of learning are maintained and that students are able to make the very best progress they can. Learning about the whole student is important to us.

Students are arranged into mixed tutor groups ready for their September start. The tutor will become a key adult for the student and will be someone they have daily contact with. When students start, we concentrate on the messages of fresh starts, kindness to all and friendships. We encourage students to remember that they will make lots of new friends and active participation in clubs and societies will help them to settle swiftly into secondary school life.

In addition to the above, we also work closely with all junior/primary schools on the transition project work which can include work developed by the Maths, English and Wellbeing teams. The aim of the Maths and English projects is to inspire and excite students for learning at secondary school. The Wellbeing project gives students the opportunity to share their thoughts on their wellbeing and to give us an insight into how they are feeling about their move to secondary school, ensuring we can provide support where required.

Transition Visits

We offer transition days to all students and these take place in July each year.  During these visits, students will experience a ‘day in the life of a Brune Park student’ and will participate in a variety of lessons.

9th and 10th July 2024 11th and 12th July 2024
Alver Valley Junior School Gomer Junior School
St Mary’s RC Primary School Lee on Solent Junior School
Leesland Junior School Alverstoke Junior School
Newtown Junior School St John’s C of E Primary School
Grange Junior School Brockhurst Primary School
Haselworth Primary School Elson Junior School
Bedenham Primary School Rowner Junior School
Peel Common Junior School
Woodcot Primary School
Holbrook Primary School
Crofton Hammond Junior School
… plus any other school (eg out of area)

Additional Support

We realise that transition is different for everyone and some students require a further package of support. If you are concerned about transitioning to Brune Park Community School, please do not hesitate to speak to your junior school or contact the transition team via

Please ensure that we have your most up to date email address – we will only use the email address that has been provided on your initial application to Hampshire County Council, so if this is not up to date, please provide us with an alternative email address via  

Please state your child’s name, DOB and current school on any emails that you send to us.

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