Transition

Transferring from Primary School

Moving from the primary school to secondary school is an important and significant step for a child to take. The school is aware of this and has developed a programme to try to ensure that each pupil makes the transition with as little anxiety as possible. An open evening is arranged for all families who are considering sending their children to Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Llangynwyd. Families are also welcome to contact the school to discuss and obtain additional information on any aspect of Llangynwyd’s provision or to visit the school.

During the summer term the Progress Leader responsible for transition from Year 6 to Year 7, together with the ALNCO, will visit each pupil in his/her primary school. Pupils who decide to come to us will also be invited to attend transitional days in years 5 and 6 in order to get to know other pupils and staff, to familiarise themselves with Llangynwyd and to ask any questions that they may have about coming to us in September.

During the first term Parents receive a progress report, followed by a Parents’ Evening to discuss the pupil’s progress in the subject areas.

We believe that this transfer process is comprehensive and, judging by comments received from parents, works effectively.

In addition the school encourages parents to get in touch whenever they want to discuss any aspect of the school’s work with us. Parents should feel free to contact us and should not hesitate before doing so. We are very eager to work in close partnership with families.