Moving on to Year Seven


Moving on to Year Seven can be both an exciting and a worrying time.  Children at Summerbank Primary School, move on to join a number of local high schools and links to their websites cen be found below:


The Cooperative Academy of Stoke-on-Trent


Ormiston Horizon  Academy


St Margaret Ward Catholic High School



All of our high schools organise taster days and open evenings to help Year Six pupils feel more comfortable in their new school.  Below you will find the thoughts of one of our former pupils on how he found his first day in Year Seven:



Have you ever wondered what it would feel like when you’re moving on? Well don’t worry I will advise you - this is how it is from my point of view…


 The first day I was ready in my charcoal black blazer thinking I needed to be confident.  However when I was walking with two of my friends from primary school down the long dirty white path, next to the jet black rocky road, I felt the tension build up, that everyone was staring at me. I felt timid.  

The best part was that when I walked through the shiny transparent glass, doors and then my favourite cousin  greeted me and gave me a tour a round the gigantic building. Then while I was walking with him bits of my confidence came back. But once I walked through my new classroom door my confidence shattered into tiny pieces like sand. I sat straight in my seat and timidly I answered the question. “What’s your name” as time went on I slowly grew more confident.    


 But… don’t worry just think positive the only advice I would give is keep calm, learn while you can and find a good friend.


Luqman, Year Seven, The Cooperative Academy



Moving on to Year Seven

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Moving on to Year Seven can be both an exciting and a worrying time.  Children at Summerbank Primary School, move on to join a number of local high schools and links to their websites cen be found below:


The Cooperative Academy of Stoke-on-Trent


Ormiston Horizon  Academy


St Margaret Ward Catholic High School



All of our high schools organise taster days and open evenings to help Year Six pupils feel more comfortable in their new school.  Below you will find the thoughts of one of our former pupils on how he found his first day in Year Seven:



Have you ever wondered what it would feel like when you’re moving on? Well don’t worry I will advise you - this is how it is from my point of view…


 The first day I was ready in my charcoal black blazer thinking I needed to be confident.  However when I was walking with two of my friends from primary school down the long dirty white path, next to the jet black rocky road, I felt the tension build up, that everyone was staring at me. I felt timid.  

The best part was that when I walked through the shiny transparent glass, doors and then my favourite cousin  greeted me and gave me a tour a round the gigantic building. Then while I was walking with him bits of my confidence came back. But once I walked through my new classroom door my confidence shattered into tiny pieces like sand. I sat straight in my seat and timidly I answered the question. “What’s your name” as time went on I slowly grew more confident.    


 But… don’t worry just think positive the only advice I would give is keep calm, learn while you can and find a good friend.


Luqman, Year Seven, The Cooperative Academy



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