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 (Transition 2018)

More Able Experience Day

Thursday 14th June
All schools send their most able children for a day including challenging Maths, English and Skills for Learning.

Murder at Minsthorpe/Over The Top War Experience

Tuesday 19th June Wednesday 20th June
Northfield Primary School
Carlton J&I School
South Kirkby Academy
Ash Grove J&I School
Moorthorpe Primary School
Upton Primary School
St. Josephs Primary School
Badsworth Primary School
Hooton Pagnall Primary School
All out of area schools

Induction Day

Monday 25th June Tuesday 26th June
Upton Primary School
South Kirkby Academy
St. Josephs Primary School
Badsworth Primary School
Hooton Pagnall Primary School
All out of area schools
Northfield Primary School
Ash Grove J&I School
Moorthorpe Primary School
Carlton J&I School

Year 5 Picture Perfect

Monday 4th June
Moorthorpe Primary School
Ash Grove J&I School
Upton Primary School