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y6 to y7 Transition 2024

Transition 2024


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A huge congratulations in securing your place at Cardinal Newman Catholic School for September 2024. 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 a CNCS offer letter, but you no longer require this place, we ask you to let us know by contacting our transition email inbox.  

You will soon receive your welcome letter through the post, and we will enclose a green registration form.  We kindly ask that you complete this form and return to our main reception, or scan and email to our transition email address, by Monday 20th May 2024. 

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


Transition Timeline & Key dates 


What is happening? 

September ‘223 

Mrs Perkins visits all CNCS feeder primary schools  

CNCS Open Evening – for all prospective Year 6 pupils and parents 

October ‘23 

Year 6 pupils choose secondary school preferences 

March ‘24 

Secondary school places are confirmed to Year 6 parents by post 

April ‘24 

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


Green registration forms are completed by parents/carers and returned back to CNCS to support smooth enrolment.  

May/June/July ‘24 

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 ‘24 

 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 ‘24 

 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 ‘24 

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