TRANSITION FROM PRIMARY TO SECONDARY SCHOOL
Pupils are normally transferred between the ages of 11 – 12, 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 session. The pupils of St. Gerard’s Primary School normally transfer to
Cardinal Newman High School, Bellshill.
Telephone Numbers: 01698 747668 or 01698 747593.
Prior to transition the Assistant Head of Lower School, Assistant Head Teacher of Guidance and Head of Learning Support together with some of their staff visit the Primary School and engage with pupils and their teacher to build positive relationships that will help to put pupils at ease. They will also try to paint a picture of Secondary School life that ultimately leads to a smooth and successful transition.
The Secondary School supplies each child with a booklet that covers every aspect of the school. The children will also visit the Secondary School during the summer term before transferring in August.
TRANSFER TO OTHER SCHOOLS
If a child transfers to another school in the middle of a term the procedures are as follows:
- Inform the Head Teacher of the child’s new school.
- Enroll the child in the school of your choice, if there is a vacancy. If the child is living in the catchment area of the new school that is all that is required. If the child is living out with the catchment area it is also necessary to apply to The Educational Officer, Municipal Buildings, Kildonan Street, COATBRIDGE to make a placing request.
The education authority does not provide transport for those pupils in receipt of a placing request other than in exceptional circumstances.