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Primary Transition

Making the Move From Primary to Secondary School

We aim to make the transfer to Tupton Hall School an exciting experience for both children and parents, working closely with partner primary schools to achieve this. There are plenty of opportunities for you and your child to visit us to discover how the school is run and to learn about this new environment. Our staff also visit primary schools to ensure that we are fully briefed on the needs and challenges facing individual pupils and to ensure continuity of learning and support. Primary school pupils are invited to many of our school events throughout the school year. 

In addition, there is a wide transition programme on offer for all Year 6 students prior to their arrival in September.


Need to speak to us? We're here to help!
  • Call the school office on 01246 863127 to speak to one of the following members of staff. Or email them direct using the links below.
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Mrs Cooper - Transition Lead


Mrs Holland - Assistant Headteacher


What about uniform?

National Offer Day

National Offer Day

  • National Offer Day is (March 1st 2024), all parents will receive an email from Applicaa soon after.
  • The email includes a Welcome Letter and login details. It is possible for this email to go into Spam folders and so parents are encouraged to double-check them on the day. 
  • We ask all parents to log in to activate their accounts as Applicaa will be the main form of communication we have with our new families before they start in September.

Transition - Information for parents

Please be assured that we will continue to work closely with parents, pupils and primary schools to ensure you get the best possible start at Tupton Hall School.

  • Transition normally includes four days of activities spread throughout June and July
  • A chance for children to settle into school life and familiarise themselves with new surroundings 
  • Transition Days are practice for school. Make sure your child brings a pen, pencil, ruler, rubber, PE kit, outdoor activity kit, birth certificate and any medication

Swipe through the helpful infographics below to learn more about the transition process!

Year 6 Transition by Derbyshire Academies


Our brand new Virtual Tour

We're delighted to welcome you into Tupton Hall School - virtually!

Take a tour of our outstanding spaces. You can 'walk' the corridors and discover classrooms, science labs, computer suites, social spaces, sport & fitness facilities, a dedicated sixth form wing... and don't forget to drop in at our inspiring library.

Click the image below to start your tour.


Literacy Focus

The best thing parents can do to help prepare children for the transition to secondary school is to keep them reading over the summer - read with them, read to them, read to themselves.

Here are some resources to help and inspire you... 

Recommended Reading Lists

Here we've recommended lots of books to suit different reading ages - there should be something for everyone to enjoy. Parents might like to choose books from this list when borrowing / buying books for their children.

VIDEOS: Tupton Hall Teachers Read For You!

Click on each teacher and let them captivate your imagination with extracts and short stories...

Mrs Keightley reads David Walliams 'Humbert the Hungry Baby' Part 1

Mrs Rogers reads David Walliams 'Humbert the Hungry Baby' Part 4

Mrs Robbins-Emery reads from JRR Tolkien's 'The Hobbit'


Mrs Phipps reads from 'The Witches' by Roald Dahl

Mrs Robb reads David Walliams 'Humbert the Hungry Baby' Part 2

Mrs Pashley reads David Walliams 'Humbert the Hungry Baby' Part 5

Miss Lloyd reads from 'Percy Jackson & The Greek Gods' by Rick Riordan

Mr Trigg reads from JRR Tolkien's 'The Hobbit'

Mr Newton reads David Walliams 'Humbert the Hungry Baby' Part 3

Miss Wallace reads from 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' by J.K. Rowling

Mr Pateman reads a short story from David Walliams' book 'World's Worst Teachers'

Transition Activities - have a go!

Here are some activities for you to have a go at before September. They should help you get a feel for these subjects.