Nursery Transition

When your child is due to start Nursery we will write out to you inviting both parents and children into school for a transition session.  During this transition session you will be able to meet our very experienced nursery staff and join in our fun activities.  This is a fantastic introduction to our setting and provides an opportunity for your child to make new friends and become familiar with the new environment.


Reception Transition

Once your child’s Reception place has been confirmed by the Local Authority’s Admissions Team we will write out to you with details of all our transitions sessions.   Prior to these sessions taking place you and your child will be invited into school for an evening meeting.   This meeting gives parents the opportunity to meet staff, visit the Reception class and purchase uniform.  As part of this induction you will be given New Starter Packs, this will include information and dates about transition sessions.   The meeting is very informal so please attend as it does provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions.

Whether your child is moving from our Nursery into Reception or coming to us from another school all prospective Reception children are offered the opportunity to attend the transition  sessions.  These sessions will include a mixture of morning, afternoon and full days including the opportunity to stay for a school lunch. 

These sessions will enable your child to meet our Reception staff, their new classmates and become familiar with their new surroundings and routines.   This is an exciting time for most children but sometimes parents and children can become anxious; please take full advantage of these sessions to give your child the confidence to start their first day at school.


Transition Sessions for Transferring Pupils

Please check the ‘Starting School’ tab for more information regarding transferring schools

Sometimes children move schools because they now live in a different area. 

If you are moving into or out of the South Hylton area and this requires your child to change schools we will always support children having a transition session in their new school.  

If you are transferring into South Hylton Primary Academy we will be happy to arrange a visit for your child to spend a session or a full day with their new class and teacher.  This transition session will help your child settle more readily and give your child more confidence on their first day.

If you are transferring to another school please contact them directly regarding their own transition process.  South Hylton Primary Academy will be happy to support your child during this process and this will not affect their attendance.  Please keep us fully informed during this process.


Transition Sessions – Pupils moving into their next year group

Every year we arrange transition sessions for pupils moving into their next year group.  There are approximately 5 sessions arranged each year which begin in June and link with our in Reception class transitions.  All pupils will move up into their new classes during these sessions. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for pupils and teaching staff to get to know one another, discuss new class routines and begin new projects in readiness for September.