We work very hard with our feeder primary schools in the parishes to make that big step to high school as easy as possible. A programme of visits, joint activities and information evenings all make for a smooth transition.
We have recently asked our Year 7 students about their experience of moving from primary school to high school and about their first year at Mount St Mary’s.
They tell us that the visits last year were very helpful and that they have made lots of new friends. They feel that they are making good progress and understand lesson objectives and their own targets. They appreciate good home/school communication and know who to approach in school if they have a problem. Work is harder than it was in primary school, homework is set and marking helps to improve understanding.
The reward scheme in school is very popular and most pupils even admit to enjoying coming to school.