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Year 6 Transition

We believe that a smooth, positive and exciting transition from Year 6 to Year 7 is crucial to the start of each child’s secondary education.  The transitionary year is one in which new friendships are fostered; academic progress is supported and each individual personality is recognised.  Our spirit of community is essential to the Year 7 experience being a happy and successful one and the aim of our transition process is for every student to move up to Newfield feeling excited, confident and cared for.   

The main transition work starts in April when we visit our primary schools to meet our new students and start to get to know everyone.  We therefore organise a range of events to help prepare our students for this important transition.


July - Application packs are normally issued by Sheffield Local Authority to all parents and carers of children due to enter Year 7 in September.

1 March – Offer Day.  Online applications will be notified by email, paper and telephone applications will be notified by letter to home address.

Enquiries about the admissions process should be directed to Pam Barnes or Tracy Hurst at ed-secondary.admissions@sheffield.gov.uk

For more information on the admission process, please see our Admissions page.

Transition Events

We run a range of transition events throughout the academic year, they are as follows:

  • Coffee mornings and attendance at primary school parents’ evenings, of both feeder and non-feeder schools, from March onwards
  • Open Evening for prospective parents, carers and students – September (see Calendar for date)

An opportunity to come and visit our school and meet members of staff as well as students

  • Transition events for Year 5 and 6 – September to April

The transition team will organise a range of events for students from our feeder schools to come and visit Newfield and experience activities and lessons here.  We also take part in the Venture Matrix scheme with Sheffield Hallam University.

  • Uniform Evening, Learning Resource Centre (see Calendar for date)

An opportunity to come and buy Newfield uniform from our suppliers.  Newfield staff will be available to answer any questions regarding uniform and equipment

  • Transition Team Visits to Students – May to June

A member of the Student Services Team will come and visit each student at their primary school in order to give them more information about Newfield.  They will also meet with each students’ Year 6 teacher in order to gain more information about them.

  • SEN Visits – May to July

Additional visits for those who would like it or require it will take place between May and July.  If your child has learning difficulties and you are worried about their transition to Newfield, please contact our SENCO, Mrs Stevenson for more information. 

  • Induction Day (students only) – June

A day for all students to come and experience a life at Newfield.  Students will spend time with their form and will also experience a range of lessons and activities to help them feel prepared and excited for their move up to Newfield.

  • Induction Evening for Parents and Carers – June

This is a very important evening where parents and carers receive a presentation from the Co-Headteacher’s and meet their child’s form tutor.  Further details to follow.

  • Start of Term 2018 – 1 September 2018

Students start their life at Newfield!

Newfield has a designated team/Head of Year who oversees the Year 6 and 7 transition process and ensures that our new Year 7 students make a successful start to their Newfield career. 

If you require any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us:

Mrs Darlow, Student Services Manager

Mr Wildes, Head of Lower School

Mrs Stevenson, SENCO

Head of Year 7 (2018 intake) - to be confirmed