Transition

Transition

Primary School to Eltham Hill School

We aim to ensure that all Year 6 students have a smooth, enjoyable start to their secondary school.  We do this in a number of ways:

  • Student and family have a one-to-one meeting with a member of staff prior to starting
  • All Year 6 students have two induction “taster days” which take place in July. These days are a chance to experience life as a Year 7 student, together with a full programme of activities, which are both exciting and reassuring
  • The opportunity to take part in our Summer School
  • Our Year 7 Pastoral Manager and Year Leader for Year 7 visit all Greenwich Primary Schools so that Year 5 and 6 students are familiar with them.

Year 6 Interviews

It is important for all new Year 7 students coming to Eltham Hill School this September, to attend their one-to-one meeting:

Interviews will take place on Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017

Families will receive a letter with details of their appointment. Uniform fittings are also available on this day.

Taster Days

Tuesday 4th July and Wednesday 5th July 2017 : 9.15 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.

Guidebooks

Guidance Notes for the completion of the Admission Booklet, and other useful information: Click Here

Welcome to Eltham Hill Information Booklet: Click Here

Summer School for new Year 7’s

Summer School is an opportunity for the school’s new Year 7s to get to know each other and their teachers in a fun and relaxed environment before the official start of school.

We will be offering summer school this year, at a cost of £55 per student for 4 days Monday 24th July – Thursday 27th July 10 am – 3pm

Payment details:

Payment via ParentPay closing date for payment is 5th July
ParentPay details will be provided on the interview day, 21st June.

Quotes from Pupils

Here are just a few things some of our Year 7 students said about their transition experience to Eltham Hill School:

“I felt scared at first as I came from a really small school. But now I love Eltham Hill. The teachers are kind and caring and encourage me to be the best person I can be.” – Mia Dawkins 7E

“I felt nervous and scared as I was the only one coming to EH from my primary school. I have made lots of friends and I’m very happy.”  – Sky James 7M

“At the start of year 7 I felt nervous and excited at the same time. I was looking forward to all the new opportunities and new experiences I would be introduced to. Teachers are kind which helps me to learn. I have also made lots of friends.” – Tawa Adebayo 7E

“I really wanted to come to Eltham Hill as my sisters are here and they love it. I knew I would feel safe. I was the only one from my primary school who came to EH so I was shy and afraid I wouldn’t make friends. I have made lots of friends from all different primary schools. My favourite lesson is Drama it’s fun! I want to be an actress when I’m older so being part of Drama is my first steps towards my dream.” – Shayna Shah 7S

“At the start, I was afraid I wouldn’t make friends, but I have and Eltham Hill is not at all scary. The teachers are always calm and they look after me. I’m really glad I came to Eltham Hill!” – Catrin McDonald 7L