An effective transitions framework is essential to ensure that children move from nursery to primary school and from primary school to secondary school with confidence. Visits are made to local nurseries and we invite children from these nurseries to spend time in primary 1. During the month of May or June children who have enrolled for Whinhill will be invited to participate in an induction week where they will experience the school environment and where parents will be given valuable information.

Children in primary 7 will receive visits from secondary staff to deliver aspects of the curriculum e.g. this year we have been fortunate to receive Science and French. They will be invited to participate in 3 induction days, one during November/December and two in June.

In all cases appropriate, information will be shared with receiving schools.

Pupils are normally transferred between the ages of 11½ and 12½, so that they will have the opportunity to complete at least 4 years of secondary education. Parents will be informed of the arrangements no later than December of the year preceding the date of transfer at the start of the new session.

Our pupils transfer to Inverclyde Academy, Cumberland Road, Greenock, PA16 0FB (01475 71500). If Parents wish their child to transfer to this school they must live within the catchment area otherwise a placing request must be submitted.

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