Year 6 Transition

We would like to extend a very warm welcome to parents of Year 6 students who will join Hanley Castle in September 2022.

We understand that this process may seem more daunting due to the current situation. Please do not worry. We are all in this together and have plans in place to make the process as smooth as possible for you and your child.

May update:

You should have now received a transition pack either from your child’s primary school or in the post. This includes a yellow confidential record that needs to be returned to us either by email or post as soon as possible. This will enable us to keep you updated on the various transition events that we have planned for June/July. If you have not received this, please ask at your child’s primary school and contact us on the email below.

Over this next half term, the Key Stage 3 team will be out visiting each of the primary schools to enable us to get to know your child in their own setting and meet with their current teacher. As part of this students will be introduced to the virtual classroom where they will find a variety of taster sessions and information videos to help them get excited about life here at Hanley Castle High School.

We look forward to your son/daughter joining us at Hanley very soon. I’m sure you may well have lots of questions. A parent and child information evening is planned for the 9th June. However, if you have any pertinent questions, please don't hesitate to contact us via the Key Stage 3 email address,


Virtual Classroom and resources pack

We  have put together a virtual classroom for your child to explore. Please use attachments to help them get a flavour of what Hanley life is really like.

The virtual classroom has also been shared with your child's school. Depending on their context, they may well use this in class to help students feel ready for September.

There is also a resources pack to accompany the virtual classroom and a list of things to bring on your transition day (and things to bring on your first day in September).




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Miss Rebecca Dunn
Head of Key Stage 3
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 Mr Paul Smith
Assistant Head of Key Stage 3
Mrs Tandy
Assistant Head of Key Stage 3
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 Miss Zoe Mitchell
Key Stage 3 Admin Assistant



Year 6 Transition 2022 Virtual Classroom
Things to remember on transition day first day
Resources pack virtual classroom 2022
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