Transition

Starting Nursery  

Children will start Nursery, providing there are places available, during the term after their third birthday. Usually, before the term starts we will visit you and your child at home to talk to you about your child and how you think we can best help them to feel happy when they begin to attend Nursery. Parents have the option to pay for additional hours from when their child turns 3 years old until the term after they are 3 years old. Nursery admissions are managed by GLPA. Please do contact us on 1003 212 7107 or at info@glpa.org.uk if you would like further information.

Transition to Reception Class

We have high percentage of Nursery pupils that get allocated a place into our Reception class. The teacher for Reception class will keep dropping into Nursery and spend time with the pupils who will be going through to Reception. Opportunities are planned where pupil go and spend time in Reception class with staff during the summer term.

The families who do not attend our nursery will be contacted by the EYFS Leader and will be asked to share the name of Nursery that their child attends. The EYFS Leader will contact the nurseries and arrange to visit the children either at nursery or at home.. Parents are invited to a welcome presentation in July before their child starts. Children are encouraged to come and spend time in their new classroom during this time. At this meeting they will be handed information about preparing their child and themselves for starting school. Meet the teacher consultations are held in September in school for all Reception parents/ pupils. They will each be given a time slot where necessary paperwork will be completed, and information shared about the year ahead.  

In September, pupils usually have staggered start dates over 3 days with new to school pupils attending first. Staff dedicate their time to settling these pupils into school smoothly.. Observations are taking by staff and placed on Evidence Me for parents to see how they are getting on and settling at school. 

Transition to Secondary School

Moving from primary school to secondary school is an exciting time of life, but for many children it can also be a daunting prospect. At GLPA we do everything we can to support children through this tricky time.

High schools are invited to introduce themselves to children and special days are arranged in which our pupils can experience life in Year 7. They also have the opportunity to meet their teachers and even take part in lessons. We can signpost you to websites which will give you detailed information or put you in touch with leaders who can answer your questions.

Parents are also helped with applications and if you have any concerns or problems with finding the best high school for your child, Mrs Hector, our learning mentor, is here to help you.

The most popular high schools with our parents are: Garforth Academy and Brigshaw.