Our Junior School pupils will progress, at the end of Year 6, into Senior School and we aim to make this transition as smooth as possible.

Throughout their time in Junior School children are given the opportunity to become familiar with our Senior School site. Year 5 and 6 spend one day a week having lessons at the Senior campus, interacting with Senior School teachers in subjects such as French, ICT, Drama, and Sports. They are also invited to eat lunch in the dining room with Senior School pupils.

Consequently, when pupils make the transition into Year 7, they feel comfortable and look forward to ‘moving up’ with the friends they have made in Junior School, along with the pupils that join Windermere School from many other locations.

Being able to settle-in quickly and easily is particularly important at this sensitive point in children’s lives, and our pastoral system closely monitors how our children are settling into their new surroundings.

To help both children and parents settle in as quickly as possible, we have created several resources for you:

  • A Transition Booklet, which includes a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) with answers.
  • A short introductory film (please watch this before continuing to the PowerPoint below).
  • A narrated PowerPoint by Mr Rowe, Head of Lower School.

We do hope you find this information helpful, but if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in contact with Mr Simon Rowe, Head of Lower School at Windermere School’s Senior Campus, or Mrs Jenny Davies, Junior School Headteacher.