Year 6 Transition

Year 6 Transition

The transition between primary and secondary school can be a daunting time for both pupils and parents. With this in mind, rest assured that we are looking forward to keeping in close contact with you via our dedicated Transition website. The website is an exciting platform through which you can explore our school and what it means to be a member of our community.

The website will offer a chance to meet key members of staff involved in the transition process, explore the school prospectus and view our brand new school video. The site is full of subject-based transition activities intended to prepare pupils for life here at secondary school. It will be a platform that is continuously updated and will offer a means through which parents can communicate directly with the school and ask any questions that they may have at such a crucial time in their child’s educational career.

If you would like login details for this site then please email [email protected] with 

  • Your name, email address and contact telephone number
  • Your Child's name and Primary school

Pupil packs will also be sent home via our feeder Primary Schools very soon.

A Supported Transition

Our transition programme begins in Year 6 and continues until the start of Year 8. Our close relationship with local Primary Schools enable us to identify, understand and support the unique strengths and needs of every child. A comprehensive programme of workshops, activities, events, and competitions take place all year, including opportunities for primary pupils to visit Woldgate School and use our facilities and equipment.

There are many opportunities for pupils and parents to meet our dedicated and experienced team of Year 7 form tutors throughout the Transition process, welcoming pupils and parents into the Woldgate Community.

Why is supported transition important?

  • To develop your child's confidence to preapre them for secondary school.
  • To ignite your child's enthusiasm for the new subjects and opportunities they will have at Woldgate School.
  • To get to know our teachers and staff, and to find their way around the school site with confidence.

Please read through the following pages, they are full of advice and information for supporting your child through the step up to Woldgate:

Advice for Parents

The Next Big Step

An Enriched Education

Frequently Asked Questions

Achieving their Potential


Common Concerns

How do I enrol my child?

Useful Documents 





Care & Achievement Coordinators

Our Care & Achievement Coordinators support pupils in each year group, and are the main point of contact between parents, pupils and school.  If you have any queries, please contact the appropriate Care & Achievement Coordinator in the first instance.

Year 7 - Mrs McDonough - 07980 702715 - [email protected]

Year 8 - Mrs Cross - [email protected]

Year 9 - Mrs Cavanagh - 07790 987139 - [email protected]

Year 10 - Mr Joseph - 07790 987142 - [email protected]

Year 11 - Mrs Clark - 07790 987009 - [email protected]

Upper School - Mr Elwers - 07790 987131 - [email protected]

Sixth Form - Mrs Fairhurst - 07790 987137 - [email protected]

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Child Protection Coordinator - Mrs Wright - 07790 987007 - [email protected]

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mr Sloman - 01759 302395 - [email protected]

Attendance Officer - Mrs O'Brien - 01759 302395 - [email protected]

Attendance and Wellbeing Coordinator - Mrs Sanchez-Ewbank - [email protected]

If you require paper copies of any documents on our website please contact the school office (contact details below).

General Enquiries >

Woldgate School and Sixth Form College
92 Kilnwick Road
YO42 2LL
t 01759 302395 e-mail [email protected]

Sixth Form >

[email protected]

Woldgate School and Sixth Form College, an Academy, is part of the Wolds Learning Partnership, a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with Company Number: 10518602. Registered Office: 92 Kilnwick Road Pocklington, York YO42 2LL.