Year 6 to Year 7 Transition

Below is any information that the school has received regarding transition for year 6 pupils as they leave us at Firs to begin secondary school in September 2020.

Please note that you may have received additional information about your child’s start at secondary, as letters are often sent directly to the parents from the school. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us and we will do our best to find out the answers or point you in the right direction. You can contact your child’s class teacher through Class Dojo or by ringing the school office.

Information from the school:

My name is Mr Marshall and I will be Head of Year for year 7 when they join us at Derby Cathedral School in September 2020.


I can now confirm that the transition days originally planned for July will not be going ahead. This has been a joint decision with all other schools in Derby City. In light of this, we have added an introductory section specifically for Year 6 students to the Derby Cathedral School website. This includes introductions, Q and A, useful links and videos. This can be found by following the link:


New information will be posted here so make sure to keep an eye out. We welcome any questions you may have about September via email to:


The first day back at school will be Friday 4th September 2020. This is for new Year 7 students only. During that day, students will meet their form tutor, meet others in their form, be introduced to the different subjects and start to find their way around the school. We hope to make the transition to secondary school as comfortable as possible.


Parents/carers will receive a letter from school with some more information. There will be tasks to be completed including a letter for the children to write to us so we can learn something about them, hear what is worrying them and hopefully answer any questions that they may have.


We will also provide up to date information about school uniform and uniform suppliers. At the moment we will be expecting all students to be in full uniform (including school blazer and ties) when they start in September, unless we are advised otherwise. We will keep you posted.


I look forward to meeting everyone.


Kind Regards,

Mr. Marshall

Head of Transition

  • The Year 6 pupils that are currently in school will have the opportunity to speak to key members of staff at Murray Park regarding their start in September. They will be able to ask any questions they may have.
  • There is a free summer  maths programme available from Eedi. This platform for maths will also be used by the teachers at Merrill for the new year 7s in September.
  • The Year 6 pupils that are currently in school had the opportunity to attend The Bemrose School on Thursday 25th June, to get to look around the school and ask any questions they may have to key members of staff. The children attended in their ‘bubbles’ from school

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