transition to year 7

"I can't wait a year, I want to go now!" We could not put it better ourselves, these are the words of a Year 6 student at our last open evening.

It is a big step moving to secondary school and we do everything possible to support students through this new chapter of their lives. It is natural to feel a little nervous as the anticipation and excitement builds. We know it can be daunting as the school is a big place, but it is something to be excited about rather than worried about. Being big means that we offer a packed programme of experiences. Students will be spoilt for choice and we guarantee that they will discover new interests.


For a behind-the scenes tour of Richmond School, head over to Ms Johnson's two tour videos where you'll visit different departments and find out key information about life as a Year 7. Then, don't miss Ms Johnson's Q and A video which addresses frequently asked questions which you will find very useful. You can also enjoy our Drone Tour for a bird's eye tour of Richmond School and Sixth Form College.  For a comprehensive view of life at Richmond School, please enjoy browsing through our PROSPECTUS.  If you do have any questions, please get in touch by email at



Long before students are invited to our Open Evening, they will have had the opportunity to visit Richmond School to try out subject-based and sporting activities. From as early as Year 1,  we work with our feeder schools to introduce students to life at “big school”. This helps them familiarise themselves with the layout of the buildings, meet some of the teachers and their future peers.

We have created a film that shows Year 6 students as they transition from primary school to Richmond School.  We hope this will give you a glimpse of the many opportunities we offer them, including school visits and taking part in a range of activities to develop their confidence, forge new friendships and get to know our staff, so they feel at home when they arrive in September.

transition timetable - year 6 to year 7

OPEN EVENING: an informative,interactive and inspiring event for Year 6 students and their families. September
A WIDE RANGE OF VISITS: opportunities to take part in sport, science, music and maths events throughout the year. October – June
WE VISIT YOU: Ms Johnson and current Year 7 students visit feeder schools for Year 6 students to ask questions and get an overview of life at school. Spring Term
MEET YOUR TUTOR: students and their parents are invited to visit to meet their tutor. July
INDUCTION DAYS: students visit for three days, a great opportunity to forge friendships, find their way around and get a feel for life at school. July

A year in the life

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