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Transition from Primary

Year 7 is the first step on an exciting new journey for your child: a journey filled with challenges, excitement - and fun! At Haverstock, we’ll help your child get settled, make new friends, and grow their confidence so they’re all set to succeed.

We’re a school with a big heart, and we know that every student is first and foremost somebody’s child! Starting a new school is an exciting time, but it can be daunting too. It’s our first priority to make sure your Year 7 child feels happy and safe - so they can confidently rise to the challenges ahead.

Our Freshers’ events from March until August, culminating in our two–week Summer School gives your child time to meet their classmates before Year 7 begins, to get to know their way around the school, and to try new activities. Your child will also meet the form tutor who nurtures them throughout their school career.

Learning starts to get more focused in Year 7, as we lay the groundwork for their secondary school life. We set high standards in uniform and behaviour - and in work and learning too - and we’ll help your child develop the positive habits that will lead to success in school and beyond.

It’s a time for us to get to know your child, so we can tailor the pace of learning for them. For example, our High Achieving Pupil Initiative (HAPI) is designed to stretch the more able child, with challenging activities and a bespoke mentoring programme.

And of course there’s lots of fun in Year 7, as we believe your child can only succeed if they’re enjoying school. Whether it’s competitive sports or circus skills, playing chess or playing in a rock band - we’ll give your Year 7 child a fantastic range of new activities to help them spread their wings.

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