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Year 6 Transition

Transition Manager and Head of Year 7 - Mr Dan Milner


telephone 01480 375700 extension 5818

Transition and Year 7 Student Support Officer - Mrs Caroline Pittock (maternity cover)


telephone 01480 375700 extension 5826

Transition and Lower School Administrator - Mrs Nicola Darbyshire


telephone 01480 375700 extension 5766 or direct dial 01480 420522

SEN Co-ordinator - Miss Charlotte Burnell


telephone 01480 375700 extension 5763

Medical Needs Co-ordinator - Mr Simon Parker


telephone 01480 375700 extension 5763


Key Dates

3rd October 2019 - Year 6 Information Evening from 5.30 pm until 7.30 pm.

31st October 2019 - Application deadline for secondary school choices, apply on line from 12th September 2019.


1st March 2019 - Offer letters / emails sent by the LEA. If you have applied on line you will be able to view your child's school offer by using the on line facility on this date.

It is important that you accept your childs place by ringing or emailing the Lower School (telephone 01480 420522 or, or by registering on the student portal, this needs to be done within 15 days. If you do not, admissions reserve the right to withdraw the place in order to offer it to another child.

If you do not wish to accept the school place offered, you must ensure you inform the local authority. This can be done by completing the refusal slip attached to the offer letter and returning it to the Admissions Team, or via the student portal.

Admissions Team
The Octagon
Castle Hill

Telephone: 0345 045 1370
Fax: 01223 727 941

March 2019 - Admission and Medical Forms posted home by Hinchingbrooke. Please note these forms need completing and returning to the Lower School Office as final confirmation of taking up your childs place for September 2018, these must be received before the Taster Days.

March/April 2019 - SEN Transition Co-ordinator and Student Support Officer liaise with SENCo and Headteacher.

May 2019 - Transition Manager and Year 7 prefects meet with Year 6 students and key staff in primary.

June (end) 2019 - Information pack including form group allocation sent home to parents / students

25th and 26th June 2019 - Pre-Taster Mornings (by invitation only). Timings 9.20 am until 10.50 am.

2nd, 3rd and 4th July 2019 - Taster Days.

2nd July Sports Festival, primaries will organise the transportation of students on this day (for catchment students only), otherwise parents are expected to bring them in. Timings of the school day 9.30 am until 2.30 pm. Children need to wear their PE kit  and a t-shirt reflecting their house colour of their form group for September.

3rd and 4th July Taster days, students will make their way to and from school in the method that they will be using in September - please note if you child is going to be using a school bus there is no need for a bus pass the drivers are aware of the arrangement. Timings of the school day 8.45 am until 3.30 pm. Children need to wear their primary school uniform.

4th July 2019 - Parent/Carer Taster Evening 6.00 pm until 8.00 pm.

Please note that we do not follow the tradition of houses within families.

If your child will be travelling on a school bus next year, Education Transport - Cambridgeshire County Council automatically generate a pass which is posted home with a covering letter.

Education Transport Team
Box No. SH1013
Shire Hall

Telephone: 0345 045 5208

Parent Mail is set up in September, you will be sent a letter with a code to verify your account by our Communications team. You will then be sent locker information to apply for a locker. 

You will be advised which MFL your child is studying in the September.

On the first few days of term please send your child with cash if they are accessing school meals, as their cashless catering account will not have been set up in time. 

They will need to bring to school with them a pencil case and reading book.