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Transition at Willingdon


Welcome to Willingdon School

Here you will find all the important information and guidance towards your transition to Willingdon School.

The Transition from KS2 - KS3

Pastoral Support

Our Leader of Transition at Willingdon Community School is Deputy Headteacher Nadene Townsend-Smith

Systems for Support

  • Directors of Student Progress, Transition

  • Transition Teaching Assistant

  • Consistent system for data transfer from over 20 primary schools across Eastbourne schools.

Supporting Students

  • Lone transferees workshops

  • Taster Evening/Taster Day

  • Group work session

  • Summer School

  • Intervention

Supporting Parents

  • Welcome meeting for parents

  • Taster Evening

  • Parent Handbook

  • Coffee Morning

  • Individual meetings/calls

  • Primary School Surgeries

  • Meet the Tutor Evening

Supporting Teaching Staff

  • Tutor support programme

  • Comprehensive information pack for every teaching class

  • Pen portrait for SEND and EVER 6 students

  • Nurture workshops and shared strategies


Year 6 Transition Timeline – For September 2022 admissions

June 2022

Meet The Tutor Evening – Thursday, 29th June 2022 6pm-7pm

July 2022

Taster Days – Tuesday, 5th and Wednesday, 6th July 2022

Lone Primary Taster Day – Wednesday, 22nd June 2022

Coffee Morning – Wednesday, 13th July 2022 9.15am-10am

Summer School – Monday 25th July – Friday, 29th July 9.30am-2.30pm

Transitions Process Flow Chart

Year 6 Transition Timeline – For September 2023 admissions

October 2022

Prospective Parents’ Open Evening – Thursday, 6th October 2022 5pm-8pm (last tour 7.15pm)

Headteacher’s Address at 6pm and 7pm

Open Mornings - 9am on the 10th, 11th and 12th October 2022
Tour of the school only – Saturday, 8th October 2022 9am-11am (last tour 10.30am)

To book onto any of the above Open Events please click on this form;

Year 6 Open Events October 2022 - Willingdon Community School


Year 6 Welcome Parents' Evening - Wednesday 22nd March 2023 - 6pm-7pm


Transition visits
Lone Primary Taster Day
Meet the Tutor Evening - Wednesday 28th June 2023 - 6pm-7.30pm


Taster Days
Coffee Morning
SEND - Extra Transition Taster Days
Summer School - from Monday 24th July (TBC)


Transition Letters

Welcome Letter - March 2022

Year 11 Transition

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