Transition to Junior School Nursery

The majority of children will progress from Nursery to Hamilton College Junior School; strong links are established, particularly during the second year of Nursery, to ensure a seamless transition to Junior 1.

For children moving into Junior School the transition is seamless and children adapt confidently within already familiar surroundings. The children take part in a range of transition activities including Maker Space, Stay and Play sessions, paired reading, buddy system, transition lunch which takes place once a month and outdoor learning with J1 children throughout the year.

Nursery children wishing to attend Junior School are required to meet the entrance criteria. All children will be invited to attend an Experience and Assessment day in January. Successful applicants will be offered a place in Junior 1 by end of February.

If your child is moving to another primary school we make contact with the school and work in partnership with their staff ensuring your child is supported throughout this important transition in their lives.

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