If you are the parent or carer of a Year 6 student, currently exploring your options for secondary schools, we would like to take the opportunity to welcome you to our school website and to make it clear that we will do whatever we can to support you and your family in making the decisions that are best for you at this significant point in your child’s education.
At Tytherington School, we fully understand that you and your child are entering a period of significant change from the familiar life of primary school to facing the new challenges of a large secondary school. Families who opt to join Tytherington School can be sure that we will support you and your family in making this big step; it may or may not be your first experience of the transition process, but we aim to ensure that it is a smooth and helpful experience regardless.
For us, communication is the foundation to a smooth process of change and we continue to view the way that we engage with families of children looking to join us in Year 7. Some of our communication is documented and you can access these materials here on the website. Some of the other ways we communicate with families is through events that we arrange here at Tytherington or through visits to relevant primary schools.
Supporting your son/daughter’s with their move to Secondary School.
During the school year, Mrs Healey, Assistant Headteacher, will lead a team of staff to provide opportunities for Year 5 and 6 students to take part in transition activities not only at Tytherington but also in their schools. This ensures that all students feel comfortable and familiar with life at secondary school before starting school in September.
In addition, during the summer term all students will be visited in their school by Mrs Healey, Miss Henshall (Head of Year 7) and Tytherington Transition Ambassadors to answer any questions they may have and explain what to expect not only on their Taster Days but also their first few days in September.
To make the transition as successful as possible we believe that it is important to know as much about our new students as possible. Mrs Healey and Miss Henshall will meet with Year 6 teachers during the summer term to discuss every student in detail.
Further information about your child’s move to Tytherington as well as information regarding uniform, school meals and transition days is available in the’ Parent Information Booklet’ available to download below. Alternatively, it will be handed out at the Year 6 Information Evening on Wednesday 20th June 2018.
Year 6 Students
Welcome to Tytherington School. We are really looking forward to meeting you over the next few months. This section of the website is all of you and has been created my Year 6 students to help you find out as much as you can about Tytherington and starting secondary school.
How do we find out Information about you?
Before you leave your Primary School, your Year 6 teachers will have met Mrs Healey (Assistant Headteacher) and Miss Henshall (Head of Year 7) to exchange information and to discuss you and every other student who will be starting with you.
The sort of things they talk about include not only how good you are in various subjects but things which tell them about you as a person; your attitude, friendships, interests and so on. This all helps Mrs Healey to put you in the most suitable tutor group, and makes sure that you get the most out of your first days at secondary school.
During the Summer term, Mrs Healey and Tytherington Transition Ambassadors will visit your Primary School to meet you and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you have.
Will I be with friends in my tutor group?
Mrs Healey will ask you to complete a ‘Friendship Form’. You must write down a maximum of three friends that you would like to be in the same tutor group with. (this could be a friend from school, guides, scouts, swimming club). You must write down their full name and the primary school they attend. It is very important to remember that you may not be with all three friends but you will definitely be with at least one friend.
When will I be able to visit Tytherington?
You will be invited to visit and take part in different activities throughout the year from cooking workshops in Technology to Science Workshops and Sport Festivals. In addition, you will be invited to visit Tytherington on two taster days on Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd July 2018. During these days you will meet your new tutor, spend the day with your new tutor group and take part in some lessons.
Find out what our students think
Watch our year 7 students talk about how they have settled into Tytherington, what they are looking forward to and advice they would give to year 6 students who will be joining us in September.
Below is a list of our most common feeder schools, with links to each:
Bollington Cross Primary School
Dean Valley Community Primary School
Bollington St. John’s CE Primary School
Hurdsfield Primary School
Kettleshulme St. James CE Primary School
Marlborough Primary School
Pott Shrigley Church School
Puss Bank School
Rainow Primary School
If you have any further questions, please contact Mrs Healey (Asssistant Headteacher) on 01625 610220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transition Events 2017/2018
Year 6 Workshops
|Open Evening||Tuesday 26th September 2017||Any||6.00pm – 8.30pm|
|Creative Writing Workshop||Tuesday 10th October 2017||6||9.30am – 2.30pm|
|Forensic Science Workshop 1||Tuesday 7th November 2017||6||9.30am – 2.30pm|
|Forensic Science Workshop 2||Tuesday 28th November 2017||6||9.30am – 2.30pm|
|Year 6 Maths Challenge||Tuesday 23rd January 2018||6||9.30am – 2.30pm|
|Science Festival||Tuesday 17th April 2018||6||9.30am – 11.30am & 12.00pm – 2.30pm|
|Year 6 Afternoon Tea and Information Fair||Wednesday 27th June 2018||6||4.30pm – 7.00pm|
|Year 6 Taster Day 1||Monday 2nd July 2018||6||9.30am – 2.30pm|
|Year 6 Taster Day 2||Tuesday 3rd July 2018||6||9.30am – 2.30pm|
Year 5 Events
|Year 5 Open Morning 1||Tuesday 26th June 2018||5||9.00am – 12.00pm|
|Year 5 Open Morning 2||Wednesday 27th June 2018||5||9.00am – 12.00pm|
|Year 5 Taster Day||Wednesday 4th July 2018||5||9.30am – 2.30pm|
Year 5 Workshops
Primary schools are able to select workshops for up to 30 pupils to fit in with their own curriculum requirements. Subject areas to choose from include History, Geography, MFL, Technology, Music and Art. A booking form can be found by using the following link: Transition Booking Form