Charlton School

Year 6 to 7 Transition Programme

At Charlton we pride ourselves in providing our new students and parents a smooth and successful transition from Primary to Secondary school. This is a crucial time in any child’s development, and we aim to ensure they are as prepared as they can be when September arrives. Outlined below are details of the key events in which we hope to make the transition to Charlton School as enjoyable as possible.


In addition to the events detailed above, we are also working to provide an extended transition for a small number of students identified by their primary school. You will be contacted on an individual basis if your child is invited to take part in one of the following programmes: Performing Arts Transition Scheme, Voice 21, or the Family Learning extended transition.

Once students start with us in September, they are offered the opportunity to attend our outward-bound residential trip to the PGL Center in Baschurch. This helps them to meet new people and build confidence and resilience.  Further information about the centre can be found by clicking on the link: The trip is booked for the 13th to the 15th of November, further information on how to book a place for your child will be sent out with the welcome pack.

Please see the frequently asked questions from students, parents and carers by clicking on the box below. There is also a wealth of information on the school website which can be found on the transition page by following this link:

Summer School Feedback


'Brilliant idea, well worth it. Great for confidence'.


'Just wanted to say a massive congratulations and thank you for summer school. Our daughter had a thoroughly fabulous week and despite first day nerves, had a marvellous time'.


'It was great value for money (something that you can't say often these days) and has really helped K feel more confident about starting Charlton. I truly appreciate the time the staff put in during their summer break'.

Further feedback from Y7 parents


'I think you do a great job; staff all seem so committed and happy to give their time to parents and children when needed. Keep up the good work'.


'I can log into to see what my child is up to at school. Open communication with the teachers is also very encouraging and I always feel happy to get in touch if there is an issue. Thanks!'


'J has transitioned fantastically and is enjoying Charlton School'.


'What a wonderful school, everyone seems so happy and relaxed'.


We are committed to ensure the very best provision for all of our children and families.  Parents should use the school website or contact key staff with any enquiries. 

At the heart of the transition period this is the support to ensure that children are safe and well supported in school and able to thrive as they develop.

We look forward to working with you.