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Year 6 Transition

We are delighted to be welcoming children who are starting at Saint Francis Xavier School in September 2021.

Here you will find lots of information and updates about our transition programme from primary school to starting at St Francis Xavier School.

Our Parents Information Evening for parents of children starting at SFX in September 2021 will take place on Thursday 8th July at 6pm. This will now be a virtual event via Teams. Parents will be emailed a link on how to access this talk on Monday 5th July. There will be an opportunity to hear a talk from members of the Senior Leadership Team as well as an opportunity to meet virtually next year's Year 7 Form Tutors. Please see more information about the pastoral team.

Sadly, we have been unable to offer our usual Year 6 Transition Day in school. However, we will be holding a virtual assembly at 9:30am on Monday 12th July for all children joining SFX. Children will be able to access this event from their primary schools. 

We have also written to parents to offer a tour of the school by appointment in primary school bubbles during the last 3 weeks of term. Hopefully this will help children familiarise themselves with the school before the summer break.

Year 7's first day in September will be Tuesday 7th September 2021. Due to the fact that the normal transition programme has been disrupted this year, the only other year group that will start back on this date will be Year 11. This is so that the Year 7s are able to settle without the other year groups being in school. Year 8, 9 and 10 will start back on Wednesday 8th September 2021. 

We have a dedicated e-mail address for any queries about transition. If you have any questions about transition or would like a member of the pastoral team to contact you about your child then please e-mail Year6@sfxschool.org.uk and we will get back to you as soon as we are able to.


Transition memory

 The thing I was most worried about was making friends because I am a very shy person and if I could go back in time and say one thing to myself when I started school it would be: 

Everything will be OK because in not a long time you will have really lovely friends who you can count on and I'm very lucky to have them. 

Also the other thing I was worried about was if the teachers were OK or not because I'm very shy, as you know, but I didn't need to worry because all the teachers were nice and friendly and very supportive! 

I hope that helps some of the new year sixes! Remember there's really nothing to worry about! 


Other information

The following pages have been designed to elevate any worries you have about starting secondary school and to provide you with further information about St Francis Xavier.


Useful documents 

FAQ'sRecommended reading listInformation bookletTransition booklet 


Guidance on Relationship, Sex and Health Education at St Francis Xavier School