School Transitions

Year 6 to Year 7 Transition


If you or your child are in Year 6 then you will now be thinking and looking ahead to the transition from primary school to secondary school.  This can be both an exciting and a daunting time for young people and their families.

For young carers there might be extra considerations that you may need to think about.  For example, what support is available for young carers at the school?  What is the school’s pastoral team and parental engagement like?  Where is the school located and will transport and/or time be an issue?

We have put together some information and guidelines for you to use on this transition, which can be downloaded below.  This information is based on previous transition workshops we have held with young carers and their families.  You can read more about this session at


Transition - Cleveland


This is guidance for parent and young carers looking at both factors to consider when choosing a school and questions once you know which school you have been given a place at:  Transition – Guidance for Parents and Young Carers 2021

Guidance for young carers on how to talk to their new school about their caring role:  Transition – Talking to school about your caring role

Here is a plan template that you can co-produce with your new school on how support will be put into place for you:  Transition Plan – example


If you need any additional information, have difficulty accessing these documents or support in talking to your child’s school then please do not hesitate to contact us:

Telephone:  01992 586969