We have a well established transition programme at Emmanuel which begins as soon as a place at the school is offered to a pupil in year 6. Our ‘Getting to Know You’ sessions in May and June give students a taste of lessons and an opportunity to make new friends. Our transition days in July set the scene for September, allowing students to meet the teachers, find their way around the school, learn about the House system and have some fun in a range of lessons! In the autumn term we take all year 7 students off timetable for a day to enable them to take part in a range of team-building activities as a year group. Later in October we build on this sense of ‘team’ further as we visit Sherwood Pines for a programme of outside activities which all have found hugely enjoyable and engaging!
We aim to help our new Year 7s settle in to life at Emmanuel quickly, with support from staff and older students who have taken on specific leadership roles to work with those who are new to the school.