Transition from Primary School

Each September we welcome students into Year 7 from a range of Primary Schools.  This year, in particular, is an incredibly exciting time to be starting at Benton Park as we mark a key moment in our school’s history. With our very first cohort of Year 7 students to experience our brand new, state of the art school building.

We have a really strong transition programme which over the years has proved hugely successful in supporting students to make a positive and confident start to life at Benton Park. Like many things, this programme has been effected this year by the Covid-19 pandemic.  However, it is really important to us that we help and support our new Year 7 students more than ever and so we are working really hard on putting together alternative transition arrangements.  This means that we are working in ways we have not done before and we are constantly thinking about different ways of doing this.

On this page you will find all of the information which we have shared to date.

The most important thing for us to stress is that if you have any questions or concerns at all, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.  Hopefully, a quick chat will be all that is needed to put minds at ease.

Please be assured that we will constantly change and adapt our transitions plans and communicate with families, as soon as we have updated guidance from the government.

All the staff are working hard to ensure that our new students receive a very warm and supportive welcome in September, however different things may look to previous years.

Stay safe and look after each other.