Transfer to Primary

A large percentage of the children attending Atkinson Road Nursery School transfer to Atkinson Road Primary Academy. There is good liaison between the schools and we do everything we can to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible for your child.  In the summer term the nursery staff take the children  on small group visits to the primary school to meet their reception teachers and become familiar with their new classrooms. The Primary school will also invite parents to the school to meet their child's teacher and discuss any concerns before they start in September. 

The nursery will also liaise with other primary schools and pass on any necessary information. Most schools will arrange a time for your child to visit their new school or for their reception teacher to vist them at nursery. 

We know that some children find the transition to primary school more difficult than others and it can be equally difficult for parents but please feel free to talk to staff about any concerns and we will do all we can to help.