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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 Assistant 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


Prospective Parents' Evening - Thursday 30th Sept.

Saturday 2nd October 9am / 9.30am / 10am / 10.30am (Tour of the school only)
Monday 4th October 9am / 9.30am
Tuesday 5th October 9am / 9.30am
Wednesday 6th October 9am / 9.30am


Headteacher's Address and Q&A
To be held by Zoom on
Wednesday 6th October from 6-7pm

(Contact if you would like to attend any of the events below)

Meet Core Subject Directors of Learning - 6pm   
Meet other subject area Directors of Learning - 6pm 
Q&A with the Senior Leadership Team - 9.15am 
Meeting Inclusion, SEN and Pastoral Support - 6pm 


Year 6 Welcome Parents' Evening


Transition Visits


Virtual Meet the Tutor Evening
Taster Days 
Coffee Mornings
Parents' Q&A Evening

SEND - Extra Transition Taster Days


Summer School

Transition Letters

Welcome Letter - March 2021

Letter to Year 6 Students - April 2021

Summer School 2021

Year 11 Transition

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