Robertsbridge Community College

Prospective Parents

Moving to Secondary School

At Robertsbridge Community College we are committed to ensuring that the transition from primary to secondary education is a positive experience.  Our Year Leader and SEND team work collaboratively with the primary schools to support every student. We have regular meetings with local primary schools to gather information and formulate a transition programme that meets students’ needs. Students have the opportunity to name friends and we try to ensure that they are placed with at least a couple of friends in their Mentor Groups. Our staff also visit local primary schools during the year to introduce themselves to pupils and answer questions. On occasions they are accompanied by former pupils who talk about their experience of moving to secondary school.

In the summer term, students join us to spend two Taster Days with their Mentor Group. Students meet their Mentors and other staff, and familiarise themselves with the College’s routines and layout. For students who we feel need additional support to settle we offer our buddy system – a current Year 7 student will help students to settle in, find their way around and answer any questions. We also welcome regular small group visits during the summer term. Our support team mentor students that are struggling to adapt to life in secondary school and closely monitor how students are progressing, offering appropriate support where appropriate.

Further Information

Please do take the opportunity to take a look at our prospectus - linked below - and perhaps have a browse of the rest of our website.