Moving from primary school to secondary school is a big step for many students and a new challenge. From 26th June 2017 all students will be taught on the Graham Upper School site which will provide a highly supportive and cohesive community. Transition is a chance to learn through new experiences and take advantage of the many opportunities that a larger school can offer. Every student will be allocated to a ‘house’ within our pastoral structure, having a dedicated Head of House and a Pastoral Support Officer. Every effort is made at Graham School to ensure that every student has a smooth transition. We want every student to enjoy the move to secondary school and aim for each individual to be supported through the process. This will be done through visits to each primary school, meeting students and parents, discussions with current year 6 teachers and enhanced transition for more vulnerable students encompassing extra visits to Graham School.
When starting a new school there are many questions which might arise. The frequently asked questions document below will hopefully answer some of the questions that you or your son/daughter may have.
Frequently asked questions
If there are any issues about which you are unclear please do not hesitate to contact
On Thursday 6th July 2017, Graham School will be inviting all new students to attend the Upper Site as part of the Scarborough Area Transfer Day. The day will be an opportunity for all year 6 students to experience a broader curriculum, interactive activities based around learning and development of character traits. Students will also have the opportunity to receive awards at the end of the day based around their development and use of the character traits through learning. Students will be working in mixed year 6 groups, based upon houses, to help forge new friendships and aid a smooth start in September. There will also be a tour of the school site during the day for all students. Every Year 6 group will be accompanied by two Student House Leaders throughout the day to help with any questions that they may have. There will also be an opportunity to meet with the House Leader/House Support on the day.