Moving to the Senior School
As pupils enter Year Six, it is a time when they and their parents naturally start to think about high school. The vast majority of our pupils make the move to RGS Worcester, our Senior School, into Year Seven.
Most will have attended an Open Morning at RGS Worcester and become entranced by the thought of working in the Design Technology Department, or joining the Dance Club, playing sport on Flagge Meadow or being part of one of the houses. 95% plus of our Year Six pupils move on to Year Seven at RGS Worcester. A smooth transition is ensured, as pupils interact with staff from the senior school throughout their time at RGS The Grange. They will get a taste of life at high school and this invariably generates huge interest and expectation.
These initiatives include:
A Taster Day in the Michaelmas Term when the pupils are taught by Senior School staff in a variety of subjects such as DT, Science and Drama. Visits by the Head of Year Seven to talk to Year Six pupils in class. These normally take place in the Summer Term before the Induction Day and produce plenty of excitement as pupils start to think about joining the senior school and the myriad of new opportunities this will bring. The Induction Day in June when the pupils spend a day in the Senior School together with pupils from outside. They will be introduced to their new Form Teacher and given the opportunity to take part in a number of activities. In addition to these specific initiatives, the Heads and Deputies of both schools meet on a regular basis, when various individual and general academic and pastoral items are raised as appropriate. Parents are encouraged to ask questions about the transition process at any time.
Testimonial from Induction Day September 2019Firstly may I say how well organised everything was for the new starters this morning! I was very impressed! It was a lovely welcome and I am sure it all felt really special for the Year Seven pupils.