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St Clement's High School

Transition from Year 6

We work closely with our feeder and non-feeder schools, starting at the end of the Year 5 and continuing throughout Year 6.  We are fortunate that the staff we work with in the primary schools value transition as much as we do.

Throughout the year we meet with Year 6 teachers from our feeder schools.  In the summer term we have individual teacher meetings with all teachers regarding their students who have successfully gained a place at St Clement’s High School.  This is a brilliant opportunity to learn more about individual students, what they excel at and how best to support their transition to high school.

Towards the end of the year we look forward to meeting you in person, we enjoy finding out your interests and answering any questions you may have about starting at St Clement’s High School. Mrs Cawston, our pastoral support officer for KS3, really enjoys meeting you in your primary schools ahead of our transition evening.

In recent years our traditional transitional day and evening have not been held, but we have had an overwhelming attendance at our Virtual Q&A, our tutor appointments and Summer School interest.  To help you start with your transition our Year 7 Student Council have collated some pearls of wisdom - "If I knew then, what I know now" we hope you find it helpful. 

In the meantime if you have any questions about life at St Clement’s High School – no matter how small you may think it is, please submit it here

Students at St Clement’s High School take great pride in their appearance, we have two school uniform providers, one for our PE kit (Birds) and one for our School uniform (Price & Buckland).  All information regarding our uniform will be sent to parents/carers alongside the confirmation of place letter, in the meantime we would encourage you to visit our Uniform section on the school website, this will allow you to see our uniform policy and links to our uniform providers. 

Getting to know your school

You may have already seen the promotional video  of St Clement’s High School. The video below was created especially for September 2020 cohort who missed out on their transition day. It was designed to help them learn their new surroundings and may also be of interest to you.  No-one is expecting you to know your way around and actually our older students love the opportunity to show you around and escort you to your lessons, so do not panic!  The crossroads is perhaps the most confusing part of our School, but it's also where Mrs Cawston, our pastoral support officer, has her office so she will happily help you out.  

 

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Key areas of the school 
Our school map is shown at the start of the video, but we have also included a copy here for you to look at. 

We have spent time developing our School map into an Interactive Map for you, this should help you recognise different places seen on the video and then hopefully help you in September when you are finding your way around.    The Interactive School Map  contains some pictures from around the school.  See if you can find them by clicking on some of the room numbers and areas.    

Sample Timetable
You have seen the school, through the School Tour video , you have used the Interactive School Map  to help you get used to your new surroundings.  In September you will be given a timetable and it's a good idea to spend time (particularly in the first week) just checking you know how to get to each of your lessons. To help with this use a sample timetable and the school map. Good Luck! 

Transport to High School

Parents/Carers will need to apply for transport through Norfolk County Council on their website.
There is also supporting information to help with the application process which you can find by clicking here.

If you have any questions regarding transport in this first instance please contact Norfolk County Council. 

Suggested reading to support your transition to High School

The books, You Are Awesome: Find Your Confidence and Dare to be Brilliant at (Almost) Anything and  Go Big are National recommended reads for  Year 6 students transition into Year 7. It can be used by students and parents at home or in school with teachers in class. It is designed to be motivational, helpful and reassuring and to help young people feel valued, loved, encouraged and equipped for the journey ahead.

These resources provide information, tips and questions to help you open up discussion with your child about the transition and help prepare them for starting secondary school:

These resources provide information, tips and questions to help you open up discussion with your child about the transition and help prepare them for starting secondary school:

Getting Ready to Go Big
2020
Growth Mindset -
Parent Pamphlet
Helping your child get into good habits -
Parent Pamphlet
Making the Change -
Parent Pamphlet
Transition into secondary school -
Parent Pamphlet
Building Resilience -
Parent Pamphlet

If you enjoy reading, we would also recommend starting on our KS3 Reading List set by our English department.