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Secondary School Transition Information

Dear Year 6 Parents and Carers 
 
Secondary Transitions
 
We are aware that you may be wondering about secondary transitions and the difficulties the present Covid restrictions have made for it to visit secondary schools to help determine your choice. 
 
Many of the secondary schools have a virtual tour to help give advice and information.  UTC have sent theirs to us and we will be showing that to the children next week.  In addition, Stoke Damerel Community College have sent us a USB stick to show a tour of the school to our Year 6 pupils and we will also be showing this to the children.  Your child has also been given a postcard from SDCC with further information on. 
 
We have compiled information from the main secondary schools we feed into and have created a section on our website for you. Please take a look here: https://www.sdps.co.uk/secondary-school-transition-information/ 
 
All the information you will need about secondary school admissions in 2021 is on the following website.  Please be aware that the deadline to apply is 31 October 2020.  

 

www.plymouth.gov.uk/schooladmissions
 
From this link, you can apply online for school places and read the ‘Next Step’ guide which contains all admission policies and application forms.   Applying online is quick and easy - all you need is an email address. Once you apply online we will let you know which school your child has been allocated at the beginning of March 2021. 
 
Please remember:  

  • All Plymouth’s 18 secondary schools hold ‘open events’ for families to visit the school and speak to staff.  Please refer to the individual schools websites for dates and further information.
  • If you are applying for a place at a faith school on faith grounds, you must also fill out a supplementary form, which you can obtain from the website
  • Some schools give priority to children of members of staff and will ask for submission of a supplementary form as proof. 

Please read the admission policy for each school carefully. 
 
On the Year 6 page on the website, you will find a folder called Secondary Transitions.

 Any further information sent to us will be posted into this folder for you to access.    

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.  

 

Kind Regards

Nicky Whitby

Year 6 Lead 

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