Primary 7 into Secondary School

Pupils are normally transferred between the ages of 11 1⁄2 and 12 1⁄2, so that they will have the opportunity to complete at least 4 years of secondary education. Parents will be informed of the arrangements no later than December of the year preceding the date of transfer at the start of the new season.

The secondary school associated with Wemyss Bay Primary School is:

Inverclyde Academy Cumberland Rd, Greenock
PA16 0FB

Tel: 01475 715100

There is no denominational primary school within the areas of Wemyss Bay. Parents often choose to send their children to the local non-denominational primary school because of the travelling distance to their nearest denominational primary school but wish their child to attend a denominational secondary school. In such circumstances the following admission arrangements will apply:

Only those children who have a certificate of baptism into the Roman Catholic faith before entry to primary school, whose parents have selected to send their child to the nondenominational school serving the defined catchment area assigned to their address rather than to their assigned denominational primary school because of travelling distance, will have the choice at Primary 7 of seeking admission to the denominational school assigned to their address.

The local denominational secondary school is:

St. Columba’s High School Fletcher Ave,
PA19 1TP

Tel: 01475 715250

The strong links we have with both Inverclyde Academy and St. Columba’s High School ensure that the progression to secondary education is as smooth as possible and supports continued learning and progress. There are a number of opportunities for our Primary 7 pupils to become familiar with the staff and building of their chosen secondary school during their Primary 7 year.

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