Information regarding how to apply for our Sixth Form is available here.

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The Move from Primary

Hampton Gardens works closely with its feeder Primary Schools during the Year 6 transition period in order to ensure students starting their secondary education are well supported.

Our Pastoral and Achievement support team will work closely together with Primaries and families to ensure that we are well informed about all students prior to them starting with us.

Our transition phase consists of a variety of elements:

  • Primary visits – conducted by Pastoral and Achievement Support staff, where students will have an opportunity to meet Hampton Gardens staff and ask questions.
  • Year 6 information evening held the night prior to Move up Day
  • A FAQ form for parents and students to ask questions about their transition and secondary school
  • Assemblies to other year groups with regards to Move up Day
  • Year 6 Move Up Day
  • Additional visits for students with SEND if required.

Transition for those students with SEND

The Achievement Support Team will be visiting the schools of students who have additional needs and will be providing transition visits to Hampton Gardens for individuals and small groups of students who may require additional transition. These students will be identified by the school SENCo but parents can also email: sen@hamptongardens.org.uk to discuss Primary transition.

Please take the time to read the Hampton Gardens SEN Information Report where you can gather an overview of the provision that is on offer at Hampton Gardens.

Some Primary schools screen students for dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties. While these screeners have their uses in Key Stage 2, they are not used in Secondary schools for a number of reasons. Students with weak working memory, slow processing speeds and dyslexic learning profiles are supported through Quality First Teaching strategies that are delivered by our teaching staff in all lessons. Similarly, if your child is currently using a coloured overlay, Hampton Gardens will need to be provided with recent documentation from a trained specialist evidencing the need for tinted resources. You can access a referral for a Visual Stress assessment through your GP or through Specsavers.