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The Wren School, Reading, Berks: Transition Information


Transition Information

The Wren School’s aim is to nurture, challenge and inspire each of its students. As such, we want to be recognised for our personalisation of learning, ensuring that students feel safe and confident. This process will commence as soon as a family accepts a place at The Wren School as part of a comprehensive transition programme.

Where students have struggled to achieve expectations commensurate with their age, the core disciplines of English and mathematics will be prioritised in their timetables at The Wren School so that they receive additional support.  The identification of students who will benefit from such a strategy will commence during the primary school transition programme and will be supplemented with baseline testing once the student has joined the school.

After accepting a place at The Wren School, every student will be visited by a member of the Wren team. Staff will meet with year 6 teachers to find out more about each student that is coming to us. As part of the application pack, students are encouraged to complete a form telling us who their friends are as well as a form called ‘All about me’. That form will be given to their new form leader to ensure that staff know their students before they even step through our doors.

Our transition programme is becoming ever bigger and more detailed. We offer new students a chance to attend after school clubs to familiarise themselves in their new school, an induction evening for parents and an induction day, usually in July. We have even started to reach out to schools to have year 5 students come in to The Wren School for a ‘Secondary School Taster Day’, which we will be expanding in the near future.

If your child is recognised as having SEND, extra visits and supportive strategies will be put in place by our SENDCo.  Please contact the school if you would like to know more.

Click here to read the Primary Liaison and Transition Policy.


Term Dates

Term 1
Mon 2 & Tue 3 Sept 2019 – Inset days
Wed 4 Sept – Fri 25 Oct 2019
Autumn break – Mon 28 Oct – Fri 1 Nov 2019
Term 2
Mon 4 Nov – Thu 19 Dec 2019
Fri 8 Nov 2019 – Inset day