Although the thought of moving to secondary school is daunting for any young person, it was our pleasure to see 190 new students confidently engaging within their new school community, delighted to have secured a sought after place in our most over-subscribed year.


With 2017 showing that our school is the natural choice for many hundreds of local families, the 28th June saw our new students joining us for a day of intensive work with their mentor. That evening, our theatre was packed to the rafters with 350 family members who were eager to learn of the unique opportunities open in a school where academic, personal and professional progress is at the heart of what we do.


The transition programme is integral to students being successful and begins as early as Y5 with special in-school events in PE, technology, maths and English for our local feeder primary schools. However, it is the opportunity to visit every single child and their teacher that gives us the biggest opportunity to help them to hit the ground running.


The programme allows us to put in place procedures to give children to chance to flourish from the first day. From their invitation to attend a residential visit to the transition lessons they take, our new recruits are equipped to succeed in every walk of life.


Assistant Headteacher responsible for transition, Stewart McGill, comments. ‘Transition to Ralph Thoresby School is achieved through a collaborative approach. Working with primary schools means that there is enhanced continuity.


‘Most importantly, it is essential that students feel happy and safe, and it is clear to see why every child feels so positive’.


Future applicants are encouraged to attend our Open Day on Saturday 23rd September (09:30-12:30). Further information can be obtained from Stewart McGill (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).