Year 6 Transition
Welcome to Pleckgate

Dear Parents/Carers

I hope you and your families are safe and well.  I know the last few months have been difficult and although we find ourselves in unprecedented times, we want to make sure the transition to secondary school for your child is a smooth one.  Please find below some guidance about how the transition from Year 6 into Year 7 at Pleckgate High school will run over the coming weeks.

Your child is joining an oversubscribed, outstanding, thriving, multicultural school community that places the best interests of young people at the heart of everything we do.  All students are challenged and supported to Aspire and Believe, Act and Succeed.

Our home school communication is very important to us and I would like to draw your attention to the school website where you will find our Transition support centre.  Here you will find:

  • Answers to FAQ’s and updates about COVID 19 and reopening
  • Welcome from our Head Girl and Head Boy
  • Testimonials from current Year 7 pupils about their transition into Pleckgate.
  • SEND information
  • Letters sent to parents
  • School Newsletters
  • Virtual tour of the School
  • Introductions to your Pastoral team
  • Recommended reading list and guidance on summer work.

We will provide all of the information that we would offer during our normal transition events through the Transition support centre so you and your child are fully informed.

As the government provides further details about a potential return, we will be sure to share the information with you.  The government guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings has been updated with additional information on the resources and support available to help parents educate their children at home.  It would be useful if you could read the updated guidance and begin to talk to your child about the importance of preparing for a return to school.

If you require further information please contact Miss Gina Morris, Assistant Headteacher who is responsible for transition from Primary to Secondary school at

I would like to extend my best wishes to you and your families at this time, please stay safe and we will be in touch again soon.

Mark Cocker


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