Transfer to Key Stage 3

The majority of our Year 6 pupils transfer to Driffield Secondary School. Driffield Secondary School holds an Open Evening in September of Year 6 and an Induction Day in July of Year 6. During the Induction Day, Year 6 pupils will spend some time with their form groups and will then experience some lessons in the actual class groups they will be placed with in Year 7. In the Spring term of Year 6, secondary schools request transfer information from the Year 6 teacher, which includes pairing preferences, estimated end of Year 6 attainment in the core subjects, information regarding behaviour, academic and sporting ability and attendance, and any other information deemed necessary to ensure a smooth transfer for pupils. In addition, before our Year 6 pupils leave us, a staff member from Driffield Secondary School visits Garton to make him/herself familiar to them.

We of course recognise that there are alternative schools for transferring pupils and we will co-operate with these schools similarly.