Academy Transistion

Primary to Secondary Transition

We recognise that the transition from primary to high school can be a daunting and challenging experience for many young people. We strive to make the transition as smooth as possible for our pupils.

High school Open Evening

The next Open evening for admissions in September 2019 will take place on Tuesday 25th September 2018. It will also be possible to arrange a tour of the high school during the morning of this day. More details will be available from the school office at the start of September.

Taster Days

We invite pupils from our feeder schools in to taster days in Year 5. These give primary pupils a chance to experience some high school lessons. This year taster days will take place on Tuesday 2nd July 2019 (Kingsland, Leintwardine, Luston and St Mary’s Bucknell primary schools) and Thursday 4th July 2019 (Orleton, Shobdon and Wigmore primary schools). Information will be sent home via the relevant primary schools in the Summer Term. If your child does not attend a feeder primary school but is interested in attending a Year 5 taster day, please contact the school office for details.

Visits

Mr Curtis and Mrs Steer visit the feeder primary schools in September each year to introduce themselves and invite Year 6 pupils to open evening.

Mrs Jeynes then visits all Year 6 pupils in the feeder primary schools in May each year to introduce herself and answer pupils’ questions about Wigmore School. A new pupil handbook is given to pupils as part of these visits. All Year 6 pupils who have a place at Wigmore High School for September 2019 will be invited to attend an important information evening with their parents Wednesday 26th June 2019 at 5.30pm. This will be followed by an induction day on Thursday 27th June 2019 where pupils will spend the day with their new form tutor and classmates and start to get to know their new school.

Transport

School transport is organised by Herefordshire council. Since September 2015, due to changes in Herefordshire council policy pupils are only be entitled to free transport to their nearest school. For further information please contact Herefordshire Council.