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Important notice:A reminder that school will be closed on Friday 1st July for our professional development day. School will re-open for all children on Monday 4th July.




Transfer to Junior School

We do understand this can be a difficult adjustment for some children. To help all children settle in to school life we give each new Year 3 child an upper school ‘buddy’. Most children, despite their anxieties, settle in quickly and thoroughly enjoy the challenges presented. The quicker your child can become independent, the happier they will be.

An independent child feels more comfortable in a different setting and will make the most out of opportunities presented to them.

These are some of the things you can do to promote independence and confidence.

  • Give your child some responsibility, however small. For example, packing their own school bag or lunch box; giving you letters from school.
  • Getting homework done is your child's responsibility, with your help and support
  • Help your child to become a better time manager by asking them to carry out your instructions immediately and to complete tasks asked of them. This could include laying the table, feeding pets, watering plants and tidying up.
  • Ensure that your child can do up shoe laces, buttons, and zips.
  • Help your child to look after their own things at home. This will help them with their personal organisation at school.
  • Give plenty of praise - sometimes apparently small achievements have taken a lot of effort.

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Children normally transfer from the Infant School to Oatlands Junior School. Please refer to our admissions policy. Applications for a place at the Junior School are made through the North Yorkshire County Council Admissions office. There is close liaison between the two schools.  Members of staff meet regularly and engage in joint training sessions. The Year 2 children visit the Junior School on a number of occasions in their final year at the Infant School as a means of preparing them for their new school and familiarising them with the building, routines and staff.

Transition to Secondary School

St Aidan's Information Evenings and Open Day

St Aidan's Open Day Letter

St Aidan's Year 7 Intake Invite 2022

North Yorkshire County Council Information regarding applying for a secondary school place

Yr6 Letter to parents re secondary transfer 2022

Oatlands Junior School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Harrogate Grammar School, Arthurs Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0DZ

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