Bow School

The Importance of a Successful Transition

The Importance of a Successful Transition

The Importance of a Successful Transition

Moving from primary to secondary school is a big step in the life of every child and their families. Often met with great excitement, we understand that for some, it may also be a daunting prospect.

Research indicates that a positive transition into secondary education can lead to children developing new friendships, maintaining good self-esteem and confidence, showing an increasing interest in school and their work, getting used to new routines with ease and experiencing continuity in their learning. As such, and to welcome our new Year 7s into the Bow family, we have developed a unique transition programme beginning the moment they are offered a place at Bow School, to empower pupils with a successful transition.

Our transition programme kickstarts in March with Friendship Afternoon, and runs through to September and culminates in a graduation celebration at the end of their first term. Filled with coffee mornings, opportunities to visit the school and activities designed to enlighten pupils to life at secondary school and allow staff to get to know pupils, the transition programme will ensure every pupil feels like part of the Bow community, long before they join us in September.

What is Friendship Afternoon?

The first step in our highly regarded transition programme is our annual Friendship Afternoon. Held shortly after offer day, Friendship Afternoon allows students offered a place at Bow, and those seeking a secondary school, another chance to experience all that we have to offer.

Friendship Afternoon is the perfect opportunity for pupils to begin developing new relationships with their peers, a chance to foster friendships, meet their new teachers and begin to navigate their way around secondary school. It is our intention that by hosting Friendship Afternoon, pupils will feel comfortable and excited to start Bow School and allow parents and families to ask any questions they may have.