Primary - Secondary Transition

Welcome to our new transition area on our website. This page is for all students who are joining the Poly in September 2020 and their parents or carers.

We understand that this time is uncertain for all, but particularly for those children moving from primary to secondary schools this year. Please rest assured that we are doing all we can behind the scenes to plan for a smooth transition for your child. We are already in contact with all primary schools to gather as much information as possible about the children coming to us, this is something that we would usually do, and this has not changed.

We are as yet unsure if the usual borough wide transition day will go ahead in July, and it is unlikely that we will know more about this for some time. We are planning for both possibilities and as soon as we know, we will make sure that you do to.

We would usually do face to face interviews with our incoming Year 7s in May. This will not be going ahead this year and we will gather and share that information in different ways.

Please see our timeline for details of each stage of transition and the dates by which we hope to send out information to you. Very soon there will be an online form that we will need all parents/carers to complete, this will provide us with vital contact information and therefore it is essential that when this form is published you complete it by the deadline and with as much detail as possible.

If your contact details (phone numbers, address or email) have changed since you applied for your school place in October 2019, please email the school with your new contact details as soon as possible, it is imperative that we have correct contact details for the transition process.

Please check back to this page regularly for updates, and please bear with us at this uncertain time.

We hope that this reassures our new students and their families. We can't wait to welcome our next year group in to the Poly! Stay safe and take care. We will see you soon.

The Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls team



Virtual tour of the school

"We know that some of you may have not visited the school before and might have some questions about finding your way around building. We hope that this tour answers some of your questions until we are able to meet you in school"




Student Welcome




Transition timeline

We aim to stick to this timeline wherever possible, however we ask that you are understanding of any change at this uncertain time. Any changes will be published on this page.

Action By when?

WPSfG staff liaising with primary school staff to gather information on incoming Year 7 students

This began several weeks ago and will be ongoing throughout this term

Parent information collection form (online)

Between 8/5/20 and 31/5/20

Uniform information published and emailed to parents

By 15/5/20

Parent information booklet published online, printed and posted

By 1/6/20

Student information booklet published online, printed and posted

By 1/6/20

Summer activities for students published online, printed and posted

By 3/7/20

Form group allocation letter for students

By 3/7/20
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