Preparing for the transition to Secondary school is an exciting and slightly daunting time for both parents and children. At Newton Tony CE VC Primary School. we recognise this by providing our Year 6 children with the opportunity to participate in a six week ELSA programme to prepare for Secondary School in the Summer Term. We also send home information about Y5 taster days.
It is a good idea to visit the Secondary schools you are considering to gain knowledge of how they run and to meet the staff and pupils. We also recommend that you look at the school website which will provide you with the schools prospectus to help you decide which schools would be most likely to meet your child’s needs. Schools are regularly inspected by The Office for Standards in Education (OfSTED). Report summaries can be obtained from the individual school, local libraries or the OfSTED website: www.ofsted.gov.uk
If you are considering the 11+ exam please click on the following link for more information 11-plus-exam-explained Wiltshire residents can apply using the online application system at www.wiltshire.gov.uk school admissions or alternatively they can apply using the common application form which can also be downloaded using the same web address. Parents can express preferences for up to three schools.