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PRIMARY TRANSITION

Matravers aims to make the transfer from Primary to Secondary Education as smooth, easy and successful as possible. We have very close working relationships with our feeder primary schools and many students will have already visited Matravers during their time at Primary school.

As soon as places have been confirmed during Year 6, our Year 7 Transition Team starts the process of transition with the Primary School. Our Year 7 Transition Team will visit every child and their teachers in the Primary School. The information collected during these visits is used to place the children into tutor groups and teaching groups.  Additional sessions are run at Matravers for children who may find transition particularly difficult and for those with Special Educational Needs. All new students attend the Induction days in June where they meet the Headteacher, Senior Team, Head of Year 7 and their Form Tutor and they spend the day with their new tutor group. The Induction Evening that follows gives parents information required for the start of term and the opportunity to raise any concerns with the Form Tutor or Head of Year.

Transition Programme 2020

Welcome to the Matravers family,
 
With the COVID-19 pandemic closing schools we are having to adapt our transition program to ensure we comply with government policy and, more importantly, keep your children and families safe. 
 
It's really important to us that we overcome any hurdles to ensure we keep our promises made to you in in our open evening. Behind the scenes we have been working hard with your primary school to gather information we can share with your child's new tutor and teachers, helping to make the new surrounding feel familiar and secure from the outset.
 
We will be regularly adding new content to this web page to support information being shared with you and to ready your child for their first term in secondary school.
 
 
Got a question? 
 
Complete this online form and a member of our transition team will reply as soon as possible. 
 
 
Pupil Bulletins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Recent Communications
 
 
 
Meet our Year Team
 
 
 
Welcome to The Matravers Family
 
 
 
Joining the team, becoming a Matravers Pupil
 
As we haven't been able to see you as much as we like, we'd like to take the opportunity to introduce the transition team. Please enjoy these video messages from:
 
Mr Tom Phillips - Assistant Headteacher
 
 
Miss Caroline Chesters - Progress Leader 
 
 
Mrs Hodges - SENCo
 
 
Mrs Donna Thorne - KS3 Pastoral Manager