Primary Transition

Pastoral Information

The transition from primary to secondary school is an important one and at Skipton Girls’ High School we endeavour to support our future students, parents and carers through this process.

Our relationship with our partner primary schools is vitally important to us especially as we recognise that our students represent a wide-ranging geographical area from small rural settings to inner city.

This section of our website will aim to celebrate our work with all these schools, as well as providing you with information about how we will support your child on bridging the gap during their journey to Year 7.

Mrs Fiona McMillan - Deputy Head, Mel Winter - Student Development & Achievement Leader (Y7 & Y8) and the Student Progress team will be on hand every step of the way.

On entering the school each pupil is placed in a mixed-ability vertical (aged 11-19) tutor group, which is carefully constructed to take into consideration issues such as friendship patterns and backgrounds. Our Vertical tutor groups are hugely successful and provide a supportive environment.

The tutor is the member of staff who will be in closest regular contact with your child. The tutor sees your child daily and needs to be aware of any problem affecting attendance, behaviour, homework or progress. Your child's tutor may contact you should problems arise

Each Key Stage (3,4 & 5) has a Student Progress Co-ordinator who has oversight of all students and works closely with your daughter’s tutor. They can be contacted at school if you have any queries or if problems arise.

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