Primary transition

Our aim is to make the transition from primary to secondary education as smooth as possible. Students offered a place at Carleton High are invited with their parent(s) to attend a transition evening welcome presentation from the Head of School. Here, parents will have the opportunity to meet members of staff (including their child’s form tutor) and ask senior leaders any questions they may have. This event ensures that parents are aware of our expectations, and that we have the early parental support that is crucial to a child’s academic success. In addition to this we offer a full transition day, at which students learn more about life at Carleton High with their peers.

In-year admissions

When students transfer to Carleton High School mid-term, they’re offered a similar support plan to those coming from primary school. Each year group has a Progress Leader who focuses on academic achievement, and a Student Liaison Officer (SLO) who is a non-teaching member of staff who oversees all students' pastoral needs. Parents and carers will meet with an SLO and Progress Leader, and students will be assigned a house and a form. They’ll be issued with a planner and equipment pack, and the Progress Leader will be on hand to alleviate any concerns they may have while settling in. New students will also be assigned a buddy from their year group who’ll guide and support them through their first few weeks.

If you have any questions about in-year admissions, please contact the Progress Leader in the first instance.