Transition offers a unique introduction to Senior School, giving boys and girls greater responsibility but tempering this with support and familiarity.
By the time pupils reach the equivalent of Primary 7, they move into our Transition year where all the teaching is undertaken by subject specialists, preparing them for the demands of the senior school curriculum. Pupils move away from the traditional classroom environment of the Junior School and move around the school campus using all the specialist facilities of the senior school, particularly in Science where they follow a fully integrated combined science programme.
In Transition pupils are assigned to a Tutor Group which is within their House. This is a vertical system and pupils stay in the same Tutor Group throughout their time in the Senior School, allowing key relationships to be formed: firstly, the Tutee with their Tutor, secondly the Tutee with his or her peers who will be drawn from throughout the Senior School and thirdly, Tutor and parents, where the Tutor forms the first point of information both on academic progress and on general well-being. Tutor Groups are small, usually with a maximum of fourteen pupils, and so Tutors get to know their Tutees and their parents very well, forming an ongoing relationship and dialogue that supports pupils throughout their career in the Senior School.