Transition information

The transition from primary to secondary school is important in the lives of children and their families. At Ricards Lodge High School we have a robust system to ensure all students will have a successful transition and to help students and parents minimise anxiety about the change.

We want all students who choose Ricards Lodge High School to get used to their new routines and school organisation with great ease; develop new friendships and improve their self-esteem and confidence. By providing a wider choice of subjects, we intend to extend their interest in school and school work.

We aim to enrich students’ learning experience in secondary education by providing them with opportunities and challenges, along with the practical skills and knowledge to be confident in fully accessing these post-transition.

We will ensure that students will have the tools and emotional resilience to manage this transition. We will make sure all students will continue to make academic progress, to achieve and to enjoy learning. As a result, students’ motivation, positive attitudes and self-image as learners are maintained and developed.

Welcome letter

Once you have received a confirmation letter from the Local Authority, we will send you a Welcome Letter.

During the summer term, we work closely with your daughter's primary school to share information on her performance. An induction day takes place soon after when they get to meet all the girls in their year group and become familiar with our surroundings.

If you have any questions about the transition process to Ricards Lodge please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Update to transition due to Covid 19

Due to the current crises, we have postponed the Year 6 Assessments which were originally planned for Saturday 6th June, to later in the school year during the Autumn term. New dates will be published in September. 

The New Intake Day on Wednesday 1st July has had to be cancelled.  We will instead be holding a virtual induction day for our new Year 7s.  We are also currently planning extended induction events for September and we will keep parents informed.

The planned New Intake evening for parents on Tuesday 16th June will also be delivered by staff virtually (date TBC).