Year 6 Transition

A very warm welcome to Dormston School. I hope you and your families are all well. As you will be aware following advice from Public Health and the Local Authority we are sadly unable to go ahead with our normal two day induction arrangements this year.

However, we are committed to supporting you and your child’s move to year 7 in September and hope that the information contained in this TRANISTION section of our website will help answer most of your questions and allay any worries as you will find lots of information and activities to help prepare you and your child for secondary school. All of this will be available to view on our website from 28/06/2021.

Firstly, in this section of the website you can find three subsections. Pupil Information, Pupil Activities and Parent Information.

Pupil Information

This section will enable your child to watch a welcome video from our Head Teacher, Mr Dixon and key members of Year 7 staff.

  • Head Teacher Welcome – a video message from the Head Teacher;
  • Head of House Message – a video message from Head of House;

            Avon               Derwent            Severn            Trent

  • Form Tutor message – video message from each of the 8 form tutors;

            7AX   7AY      7DX  7DY       7SX  7SY        7TX  7TY


            This is Me – PDF Document

            This is Me – PowerPoint Document

Parents/Carers will  be sent an email invitation to attend a virtual tutor evening on Thursday 1 July at 6.00pm which will be held via Teams.  An instruction guide on how to access teams can be found here: How do I connect to my Microsoft Teams Meeting 

Pupil Activities

  • Challenge Booklet – This booklet includes some fun, introductory tasks which give your child a taster of the subjects they will be studying once they join us. Your child does not have to complete all the activities but they may choose to do so and any that they do have a go at can be brought into school in September.

            Year 6 Challenge Booklet – editable version

            Year 6 Challenge Booklet – PDF Version

  • PSHE Transition to Secondary School – You may like to work through the powerpoint called ‘Transition to Secondary School – PSHE’ with your child. This may help you to work through some of the worries they may have about the transition process;

            PSHE Transition to Secondary School PowerPoint

            PSHE Transition to Secondary School Activity

  • Be Awesome, Go Big’, the link comprises of several activities which focus on character education.  These can be completed at home or some primary schools may be working through this at school;

            Session 1 – Being Awesome

            Session 2 – Unlocking Your Mind

            Session 3 – Dare To Take Risks

            Session 4 – Making The Change

  • Reading Challenge – information about your child’s Dormston Reading book and the Summer Holiday Reading Challenge.

             Reading Summer 2021

             Summer Reading Challenge Log 2021

             Summer Reading Challenge 2021

Parent/Carer Information

                            School Shoe Guidance 2021

                     Please click the below links to view a list of our uniform providers
                    A Oakes uniform price list 
                    Abbiss uniform price list 
                     Bilston Market uniform price list                   

                    Crested Schoolwear Voucher

                    Friends of Dormston Pre-Loved Uniform Price List


           Dormston Attendance

                   Free School Meals Entitlement Letter

                   Free School Meal Criteria  

                   Application for Free School Meals

Finally, we will pass parent information packs to your child’s Primary School, these will include paper copies of all the important information that can be found on the website.

We look forward to welcoming your child on Friday 3rd September 2021.