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Transitioning from Year 6 to Year 7 with Selston High School

Information for Parents and Carers

The move to secondary school, for many parents/carers, is a time of major change which can bring anticipation and anxiety. Some parents who have experienced this move before with older children will be more familiar and probably more confident about the process. However, even for ‘experienced’ parents, and especially for ‘first time’ parents, there can be many uncertainties. At Selston High School, we appreciate that every child is different and will respond to the step up differently.

Moving to secondary school is the time when many parents see their child as becoming more independent. Children need to be able to learn how to manage their own lives with help and support along the way. They need to be encouraged to try new things and to take risks with you as their parents, and us as a school, as their safety net. By encouraging children to be more independent and responsible for themselves when they move to secondary school, you will be helping them to become confident and competent about managing their own lives and making sensible decisions.

We believe in promoting a positive and resilient environment where our students are praised for their efforts and attempts to get things right. Below are a few things that you can do as parents to support your child with the move up to Selston High School.


At Selston High, we believe in having strong relationships with parents/carers as well as our students, to ensure a collective support system for your child which will allow them to flourish. Parents/carers can download the ‘ClassCharts’ app which will show any rewards and sanctions your child earns. We also regularly update our school website and Facebook page to help keep you in the know. Prior to your child starting with us in September, you will have been made aware and given the contact details of:

All of our staff have a contact email which follows the format of for example:

A handy checklist for Parents/Carers

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