Year 6 Transition Information

Year 7 Transition to Secondary School September 2020

Year 6 transition information

We’re delighted to welcome you to St Joseph’s College as part our new year 7. 


My name is Ms Roberts and I’m lucky enough to be the headteacher at St Joseph’s. It really is the best job in the world and one of the things I most enjoy is seeing our new Y7s each year and helping them to see how they can help to make this wonderful school even more amazing. 


Now we have spoken to your primary teachers about you, we’re very excited that you’re going to be joining us in September. You are lucky enough to be looked after by Mrs Shorey, as head of Y7 and Miss Appleyard is the Assistant Headteacher in charge of KS3 so she will be with you for all the first three years of your St Joseph’s College journey. 

Ms Roberts

Ms Roberts

Mrs S Shorey

Mrs S Shorey

Miss Appleyard

Miss Appleyard

As you know, this has been a time unlike anything that has happened in our lifetime – we really are living through history.  As a school, we’ve had to adapt rapidly over the past few months and we’re currently teaching just a quarter of our Y10 and Y12 pupils at a time to help them get ready for their exams next year. 

It’s definitely an unusual and challenging time at the moment, and we know you might be feeling especially nervous about the transition into year 7.  Please don’t worry.  By the time term starts we will all know each other much better. We hope the remote activities that we’ve planned will help put you at ease and get you feeling as excited as we are about your new school.

We’re here for you every step of the way during your transition into year 7. If your parents have any concerns or questions, please tell them to let us know by emailing and Mrs Shorey will be happy to help you.

We are very confident that we’ll be able to open the school fully in September to welcome you properly, and if anything changes at all, we’ll contact you as soon as possible via letter.

We look forward to connecting with you over the next term as we prepare to kick off a fantastic year in September.

With very best wishes,

Melissa Roberts




Welcome Booklet

House Transition Task

Catholic Life Task

Catholic Life Task Template

Uniform June 2019

Teams sign in guide

Introduction to using teams

New Parents transition evening slides

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Of our students achieved  English and mathematics GCSEs at grades 4 or greater (secure pass).


Of our students achieved English and mathematics GCSEs at grades 5 or greater (good pass).


Of all grades achieved at GCSE were grade 7 or higher.

Of all grades achieved at GCSE were grade 7 or higher.


Of our students achieved grade 7 or higher in 5 or more GCSE subjects.


Of our A2 students pass their courses, with 62% achieving A* to B grades, and 32% achieving A* or A grades.


St. Joseph’s College is delighted to have maintained its ‘Outstanding’ status at its most recent Ofsted inspection in 2014.