Transition To Junior School

Working together with Buxton Junior School

Although we are a separate Infant school with our own identity, we know how important it is for your child to have a progressive and continuous path through their primary education. As such, we value our close working connections with Buxton Junior School; where the vast majority of our children move on to at the age of seven.

When you are considering a school place for your child we are very happy to show you around our school and talk about our educational practice. In order to help you with your decision you may also want to book in a visit to the Junior school to get an understanding of the opportunities available after year two. Junior school visits are always welcome so please do contact Mrs Carter on 01298 22156 to book in. We also hold an open evening in school in the Autumn term which Mrs Carter and members of her team attend, so that you can begin to put faces to names.

Please note that due to current restrictions, we are unable to hold Open Evenings.  However, Buxton Junior School have created a Virtual Open Evening which provides a wealth of information about the transition from Infant to Junior School.

Buxton Junior School Virtual Open Evening

Once your child starts in reception class they will make regular visits to the Junior School site to make use of the fabulous grounds, in our “Woodland Adventures” programme. Children from year 3 make a visit to the Reception classes in the Spring term and reception children visit the year 3 classes in the summer.

These links continue as the children move up into year 1 and visit their linked classes who are then in year 4 and on into year 2 when their “buddies” become year 5s.

In the summer term as our year 2 children get ready to make the move to up to a new school the number of opportunities to visits BJs increases and the children are also visited by the teachers they will be having in September once they make the move to year 3.

Our curriculum is designed to be broad, balanced and creative and inspire children to develop a love of learning. It is also designed to ensure that the children are very well prepared for the next step on their educational journey. Our curriculum documents demonstrate how the curriculum delivered here dovetails into the year 3 curriculum at the junior school; ensuring that no time is wasted in repetition and progress is maintained.

Please see attached letter for tranisition dates – BJS and BIS transition dates 22-23