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.

Due to the 2020 pandemic the transition programme was slightly different, but we were very pleased and proud that we were the only school in Liverpool that was able to hold face to face meetings with our new students and parents, something we were all extremely grateful for.