Moving from Primary

At Holloway School we understand how big the move from primary school to secondary can be. At Holloway School we do all we can to make sure primary school pupils and their parents have all the information they need to make the right decision about the school for their child.

Pupils and parents have numerous opportunities to visit the school and find out all they need to know to make an informed decision.

Visiting Our School

If you have a child in year 5 or 6 you can see us in action by attending an open morning or evening.

Year 5 Open mornings are in June. Letters are sent to all year 5 classes in our feeder primary schools. The tours start at 9am promptly until 10.45am. You will see the school on a normal day, talk to students and listen to a presentation by the headteacher.

Year 6 morning tours are September 26th- 28th 2016, you will find the dates in the information sent out by Islington Admissions Team. Your primary school will also have the dates. The headteacher, or a member of his Senior Leadership Team will give you a guided tour of the school. You will get a chance to see our wonderful facilities and pop into some classes.

Our open evening is Monday, October 3rd. You will get a chance to speak to staff and students about the school and what we have to offer. There will be lots of activities and things to do on the night. There will also be a presentation by the headteacher.

If you are unable to make any of the times available to tour the school, please ring us to arrange a time more convenient to you.

Meetings and Support

Once you have been offered a place at Holloway School you will be sent a pack which has all the information you need for a successful start. A Year 6 information evening is organised in June followed by individual intake meetings. This is where all the necessary paperwork is completed and we find out a bit more about your child. Pupils also attend an induction day where they experience exciting taster lessons and have lunch with us.

Additional support is given to pupils who may be finding the transition process difficult. We work closely with primary schools and visit pupils in their school as well as liaising with primary school staff.