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Year 6-7 Transition

If you have a place to join us then this is where your journey starts.  We have lots of activities and events planned to help our new students get to know their new school, new teachers and new friends. 

We can't wait to meet you and welcome you to Eckington School!

Eckington School campus


1 March is National Offer Day.  Families will receive an email from their local authority to let them know at which secondary school they are being offered a place. For online applications, this information is also available online.  From that point, we offer a series of opportunities for our new students and their parents and carers to get to know their new school.

Welcome pack: March

During March, we email families with details of the transition activities that we have planned. We will also be asking for information to help us learn more about our new students to ease their move to secondary school.  

The email address that we use is that used by parents/carers during the application process through the local authority.  If you are unsure if we have the correct email for you, please contact the school at

In the meantime, please have a look around our website, to which we've added lots of information to help you to get a feel for all that awaits our new students at Eckington School.

Year 6 information evening: 12 or 18 June

Our new students, and their parents and carers will be invited into school in June for an introduction to Eckington, and a chance to meet some of their new teachers. This meeting is run on two evenings, and you have the choice which you attend:

Wednesday 12 June, 5.30 - 6.30pm
Tuesday 18 June, 5.30 - 6.30pm

Taster days: 3/4 or 8/9 July

All of our new students are invited to a full two days at Eckington, to give them a taster of life at their new school and to help them find their way around and meet new friends and teachers.

During the two days, each student will experience a variety of taster lessons and activities and have lunch in our dining hall.

The taster days will take place on:

  • For students currently attending Eckington Junior School, Killamarsh Junior School, Ridgeway Primary School, Eckington Camms Endowed CofE Primary School:
    Wednesday 3 & Thursday 4 July
  • For students currently attending St Giles CofE Primary School, Marsh Lane Primary School, Renishaw Primary School and all other primary schools:
    Monday 8 & Tuesday 9 July

Read our welcome booklet

Explore our website

There is lots of information on our website to help students get to know their new school.  You might be particularly interested in:


We wil try to answer all your queries on this page and during the course of our transition events.  If, however, you have a queries we haven't answered, please ask the Year 7 team on