We understand that moving from primary to secondary school is a significant change in your child’s life, which is why we have a dedicated team, focusing on both pastoral and academic aspects of transition, to support your child during this time. This year’s transition is remote, though we are confident we can support our Year 6 children and their families through remote transition activities.

We have strong links with local primary schools, which means that earlier in the academic year many students had contact with Shuttleworth through and Most Able support from Year 5 onwards. Throughout Year 6 students were welcome to join us for after school enrichment sessions, run by our transition team, supporting them in making new friends, getting to know us and becoming part of the Shuttleworth community. These sessions will run next year as soon as we are able to facilitate them; our transition information will be updated regularly.

During the summer term, our transition team usually visit each feeder primary to meet our new students officially and build a pen portrait of each child. We take pride in getting to know each student before they start in September, which enables us to both support and enhance their Shuttleworth journey. This year the information we collect is exactly the same but we are meeting our primary colleagues remotely. Under normal circumstances new entrants join us for a highly engaging and successful transition week and summer school, but this year these activities cannot run. In their place we will share varied information and activities to ensure new Year 6 students soon feel like the Shuttleworth family.

You can find welcome messages from our Headteacher and Pastoral Leaders on our YouTube channel, as well a virtual tour of the school and much more!

We have now posted out a special Shuttleworth Positivity Journal, gifted a book (Wonder) to all our Year 6 students, and sent some fun and engaging activities from across our curriculum to help you keep busy over summer! They are also available on this page, along with photo introductions to all our of faculties. You can watch a video with some information about the activity packs using the links above.

The transition process does not end in September, as they will be supported throughout Year 7 by Mr Baiamonte – and Mr Turner will be there too! Our new Year 7 students will be in forms with fellow students from their primaries where possible to help them settle quickly.

At Shuttleworth we’re proud of our transition process, and how quickly our year 7 students settle in; this year will be no different.


Faculty introduction:

Hello, we’re Mr. Turner & Miss Roach, Shuttleworth’s transition team. As a Pastoral Leader responsible for transition and Transition Lead respectively, we work closely with feeder primaries to get to know your child before they even start in Year 7. We liaise directly with your child’s class teacher and will share a range of key information and activities with you.

When your child starts in Year 7, they will have Mr Baiamonte as their pastoral leader, and Mrs Klee (Head of Humanities & Assistant Headteacher) will be their SLT (Senior Leadership Team) link.

Questions or concerns? Contact us:

“Increasing numbers of parents are choosing the school for their children. Leaders ensure that pupils in Year 6 benefit from an extremely effective programme to support their transition from primary school. Pupils in other year groups can develop their leadership skills through their involvement in this well-planned programme of activities.”

Ofsted 2018

“My name is Charlie and I am a Year 7 student here at Shuttleworth College. I live in Bacup and I came here from Thorn Primary School. The first time I saw Shuttleworth College was during enrichment where we did fun one-hour sessions of activities or sports on a Wednesday after school.

I first met Mr. Turner at the start of Year 6 and I sensed a connection to the school straight away. As I come from a little further away, I’m actually the only person to come here from my primary school, Mr Turner liaised with my parents in order to give me the best possible start to life at secondary school. I immediately felt a part of the Shuttleworth family!”

Charlie Harding-BannonYear 7