In order to support an effective and smooth transition, our aim is to develop outstanding working relationships with or local primary schools. Each year we offer a tailored bespoke programme that allows schools to complement and enhance their primary curriculum. Our core offer to identified schools is listed below: 

Year 4 & 5 Workshops  

Booked by individual primary schools on suitable dates throughout the year. Students are invited to experience workshops in selected subjects, sessions can be tailored towards the primary school curriculum / topics.  

Year 4 & 5 Curriculum lessons  

6 week block of 1 hour lessons booked by individual primary schools on suitable dates throughout the year. Delivered by our staff in a location that suits your needs, with a bespoke project designed to fit around your curriculum. Subject availability: 

  • Art  
  • Textiles  
  • Drama  
  • PE  


Delivered by staff and students from The Oaks to students across all age ranges. Assemblies can cover key topics designed to support the primary personal development program. Suggested themes:  

  • Aspirations  
  • Aiming high  
  • Being the best I can be 
  • Primary to secondary transition  
  • Staying safe  
  • Staying active  

Staff Career Professional Development (CPD)

Subject specialist staff to deliver whole staff CPD to enhance teacher confidence in delivering areas of the curriculum outside of their comfort zone.  

  • Art  
  • Drama  
  • Resistant Materials  
  • PE 
An invitation to staff  

Hosted by our student leaders from The Oaks, Headteachers and Year 5&6 staff are invited to visit the school. Session will include.  

  • A presentation by the student leaders on their primary transition and all about The Oaks  
  • Meeting with Peter Kingdom, Headteacher & Emily Abberley, transition lead, including a tour of the school  
  • Meet and greet with ex-students from your primary school  

Transition Events  

Year 6 Students who have been allocated a place at The Oaks will get to experience a range of activities in advance of starting in September.   

  • 2 transition days    
  • Transition meetings in primary school setting  
  • Primary picnic – identified students additional visit with SEND team  

To receive further information or book on to one of our transition events email