It is natural to be anxious about starting Secondary School, but hopefully you will find lots of answers to questions you may have. Click on the links within our Transition Zone to start finding answers. Everyone's shyness quickly vanishes once you begin, you'll be making new friends, enjoying new lessons and having lots of fun in extra-curricular clubs before you know it!

We have strong links with our local primary schools and work together to ensure a smooth and seamless transition between schools.

The transition programme starts during Year 6 when your Head of Year 7 will visit all our feeder primary schools to meet our new students. Towards the end of the Summer Term Y6 students attend the school for whole day’s induction to secondary school life. They will have the opportunity to meet their Academic Tutors, other students and their new subject teachers.

Parents/Carers are invited to a welcome evening to meet their child’s Academic Tutor, their Head of Year and their Assistant Head of Year. Throughout the day, and indeed their time at Gateacre, Sixth Form students, are on hand to help and support the students and to make them feel at home in the new environment.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school!