See the source imageTransitions at Whinhill

An effective transitions framework is essential to ensure that our children move from nursery to primary school and from primary school to secondary school with confidence. When transitions work well, they help children to develop confidence and acquire skills to manage future changes in their lives. Most children look forward to moving on in learning and in life. For some, children transitions can be challenging and support from parents and staff at school can help the transitions go more smoothly.

Nursery to Primary 1

Welcome to Whinhill Primary School! Fàilte gu Bun-sgoil Chnoc a’ Chonaisg! We are very excited to welcome you into the Whinhill school community and hope that we will have a long and productive partnership together. At school we will work in partnership with you to help your child continue to learn new skills and understand more about the world around them. We hope we can work together to give your child the best start.

In Whinhill we aim to provide a caring, stimulating environment where each child learns at their own pace. Your child will take part in many interesting learning experiences each day. Some children will be very keen to tell you about their school day, while others may not. To encourage children to discuss their day with you, ask them, what have you learned today? This will begin a dialogue with them that we will support you with throughout their school experience.

Visits are made to local nurseries with some Primary 6 buddies and we invite children from these nurseries to spend time in Whinhill Primary 1. During the month of June, children who have enrolled for Whinhill will be invited to participate in an induction week where they will experience the school environment. Parents will be given valuable information and will have the opportunity to be involved in learning workshops.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding transition. 

Take a look at Whinhill’s Virtual Tour!

Click this link to see our: Whinhill Interactive Floor Plan

Click this link to see our: P1 Transition Information booklet

Click this link to see our: P1 Pupil Transition Booklet

Click on this link to see an example of our school menu: Inverclyde Lunch Leaflet (This may change in August)

Staff are always busy making sure our school is a safe, happy and welcoming place to be for our pupils. We really look forward to meeting and getting to know our new Whinhill families every August!

Please click on this link Parentzone Scotland for more information on supporting your child when they start school.

You can find more information about our school in the handbook and through our Twitter @WhinhillPS

Here are some online books which well help with P1 transition:

Learning at Home

Social and Emotional Skills

The World Around Us

Starting School


Primary 7 to Secondary School

Our pupils transfer to Inverclyde Academy, Cumberland Road, Greenock, PA16 0FB (01475 71500). If parents wish their child to transfer to this school they must live within the catchment area, otherwise a placing request must be submitted.

Children in Primary 7 will be invited to participate in 3 induction days throughout the year, one during November/December and two in June.

Click to see Inverclyde Academy’s website: Inverclyde Academy

Watch Inverclyde Academy’s Virtual Tour!


Joining our Nursery

Please see our Nursery page for more information!

Watch our Nursery Virtual Tour!

Our School Values: Confidence, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Kindness

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