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y6 to y7 Transition 2023


A huge congratulations in securing your place at Cardinal Newman Catholic School for September 2023. We are thrilled that you have chosen to continue the next part of your academic journey at CNCS and we cannot wait to meet you. 

Cardinal Newman Catholic School is not just a school. We are a community; a family. Everything we do is inspired by our very own Saint John Henry Newman, and we firmly believe that all pupils are ‘made for greatness’.  

Over the next couple of months, we will be updating this page to ensure that all of our new students and parents have all of the information you need in order to embark on your CNCS journey.  

If you have received your CNCS offer letter, please complete this form, in order to support our methods of communications over the term. We kindly ask that you complete this form by Monday 17th April 2023. 

You will have also received a green form through the post which we will use to capture all important information about your child. We kindly ask that you complete this form and return to our main reception, or scan and email to our transition email address, by Friday 28th April 2023. 

In the meantime, please contact if you have any enquiries.  


Transition Timeline & Key dates


What is happening? 

September ‘22  

Mrs Perkins visits all CNCS feeder primary schools  
CNCS Open Evening – for all prospective Year 6 pupils and parents 

October ‘22 

Year 6 pupils choose secondary school preferences 

March ‘23 

Secondary school places are confirmed to Year 6 parents by post 

April ‘23 

CNCS initial welcome – letters posted home to all new Year 6 pupils and parents.  

Parents complete Forms link to support our communication methods regarding Year 7 transition for academic year 2022-23. 

Green forms are completed by parents/carers and returned back to CNCS. 

May/June/July ‘23 

Mrs Perkins (AHT- Transition), the Head of Year 7, SENCO & relevant staff meet with Year 6 teachers to complete Y6-7 pupil transition handover. 

Communication is sent home/delivered to pupils regarding Transition Day. 

Pupils are placed into tutor groups based on information from Year 6 primary school teachers. 

July ‘23 

Transition day takes place for all new Year 7 starters. 

Additional transition visits are available for our most vulnerable students. 

Welcome packs are sent home to parents/carers detailing everything you need to know about CNCS. 

August ‘23 

Transition work packs are posted home to support pupils with their step up to Year 7. 

Final parental communication is sent over the summer holidays regarding arrangements for students’ first day at CNCS and other key reminders. 

September ‘23 

Your first day at secondary school and your CNCS journey starts here!