Year 2 to Year 3 Transition
High Down Junior and Infant Schools are Federated. This means that we have one governing body, a headteacher and an associate headteacher across the federation.
The majority of our children come from our neighbouring High Down Infant School. We work closely with infant colleagues to ensure the smooth transition, both educationally and socially, from Infant to Junior. We do recognise that moving to Junior School is a big step and we provide many opportunities for Year 2 children to experience life with us before moving over in September. We have joint events with the Infant school and Year 2 children visit us and take part in PE lessons and lunchtime play. Our older pupils act as “buddies” to them in both Year 2 and when they join us in Year 3 and our House system also provides a sense of belonging. In most cases, the children embrace the opportunity to move on and become more independent.
If you have any questions at all regarding the transition process please talk to Mrs Cowan or Mrs Parker.
We have written a booklet for those who will be joining us in Year 3. It is designed to answer all those little questions that children, and parents, have.