Year 6 Transition

We take the transition of Year 6 students joining Pyrland School very seriously. On this page you’ll find help and information about joining Pyrland School. We will keep this page updated as new details become available. 

Applying for a place at secondary school

Applications for a secondary school place need to be made online –

The online form for secondary and upper school applications will open on 11 September 2023

Closing date for school place applications – 31 October 2023

Closing date for exceptional circumstance applications and all supplementary information – 1 December 2023

Outcome emails will be sent to those who applied online. Outcome letters will be sent out by second class post to those who applied using a paper form – 1 March 2024

Closing date for receipt of appeal applications from parents who were notified of their outcome on 1 March 2024 – 15 April 2024

If you need some help and support with admissions and appeals The Somerset Choice Advice Service is a free impartial service to help families:


Transition Lead

Congratulations and welcome to all Year 6 students and families who have secured a place with us for September 2024. We are looking forward to getting to know you over the next few months.

Mrs Vercoe (Transition Lead) and Ms Gold (SENDCo) are in contact with your primary school and working with them. Please speak to your Year 6 teacher to find out when our transition team are visiting your school.

Your welcome letter contains all the key dates, any questions, please contact Mrs Vercoe via email


Year 6 – 7 Transition Week

During the summer holiday ‘The Big Step’ will be running a programme to support the step from Year 6 to Year 7, just for students joining us in September. It will provide an additional opportunity for students to experience the school site, make new friends and build confidence and skills for moving to secondary school. It will take place from 12th – 16th August.

Further information about how to book and payment plans can be found on their website: The Big Step 

There is a cost for the week. If financial support is needed for The Big Step you may be eligible for a grant from Bishop Fox’s Education Foundation. 



The Big Step

Transition Days & Evenings

Our transition days are taking place on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd July. Students will spend time in their tutor groups, have a tour of the school, take part in activities and taster lessons to help build their excitement about starting secondary school. Further information about transition days will be in the information given to your child when the transition team visit their primary school.

Our evening for parents to meet key staff takes place on Tuesday 2nd July, 6:00 – 7:00pm. There will be a presentation from the headteacher and opportunity to speak with your child’s tutor.

We are also offering an additional evening prior to transition days to have a short tour of the school and an opportunity for your child to ask questions as needed to reduce any worries. This will take place on Tuesday 11th June, please drop-in any time between 4:00pm – 6:00pm, for a tour with our student primary link mentors, final tour at 5:30pm


Supporting your child’s transition

In addition to attending our parents evening the Mental Health Support Team  for schools are running webinars for parents and carers. They are one-hour virtual workshops with a choice of dates. The workshop will cover:

  • How your child may be feeling about moving schools
  • How we can support children with their emotional ups and downs
  • How we can help our children prepare
  • Creating a plan to support their wellbeing

Please click on one of the links below to book a session

Microsoft Virtual Events Powered by Teams  Weds 29th May

Microsoft Virtual Events Powered by Teams Tues 4th June

Microsoft Virtual Events Powered by Teams Tues 18th June

Confirmed Places

Transition is an exciting time but if you have any worries and questions, Mrs Vercoe and the Transition Team are on hand to help.