Year 6 Transition

Welcome To Minsthorpe!

Hello! I am very pleased to welcome you to the Minsthorpe Community College Transition and Transfer pages. I am Mrs Trusdale and I liaise closely with our primary feeder schools to ensure all children receive a smooth transition experience in preparation for starting with us as Year 7 students in September.

The jump up from Primary to Secondary School is an exciting time for children as well as their parents and families, and the staff here at Minsthorpe Community provide a full programme of activities and experiences designed to make the process as comfortable and easy as possible.

Mrs Trusdale

Some of the programme activities include:

  • Open evening for parents and pupils
  • Opportunities throughout the year to visit the college including numerous sports competitions and festivals, performing arts productions and a variety of music concerts
  • Visits to Primary Schools in Summer Term with Mrs Trusdale and the new Year 7 Cross-Curricular Team Leader
  • Various joint projects take place following KS2 Tests, for example, Murder at Minsthorpe and ICT Big Trakx
  • Induction Day visit and Parents Information Evening

We also offer a more bespoke transition experience for children who will be starting with us with specialised or specific needs. If you feel your child would benefit from this additional experience, please do not hesitate to contact me in College.

I look forward to working with you throughout the transition period and throughout your child’s time here at Minsthorpe Community College.

Mrs L Trusdale
Associate Assistant Principal (Transfer & Transition)

Useful Links

Travel Plan

As a parent you will want to know you have done everything you can to make your child’s journey to school as safe as possible. Please see this guide from Safer Roads West Yorkshire for more information:

Key Dates

Murder at Minsthorpe Cross-Phase Day (8.45am – 2pm)

Tuesday 20th June Wednesday 21st June
Ash Grove J&I School
Carlton J&I School
Moorthorpe Primary School
South Kirkby Academy
Northfield Primary School
Upton Primary School
St. Josephs Primary School
Hooton Pagnall Primary School
Badsworth Primary School
All out of area schools

Induction Day (8.45am – 2.30pm)

Monday 26th June Tuesday 27th June
Ash Grove J&I School
Carlton J&I School
Northfield Primary School
Hooton Pagnall Primary School
Badsworth Primary School
All out of area schools
Moorthorpe Primary School
South Kirkby Academy
Upton Primary School
St. Josephs Primary School

Parents Information Evening – Wednesday 28th June

Parents invited to attend one of two sittings (4.30pm and 6pm). This is an informative evening specifically for parents. If you would make provision for your child to remain at home it would be appreciated.