Year 6/7 Transition

Support for students with their transition
between Primary and Secondary

Introduction from G. Ferrante

Dear Parent/Carer

I am delighted to be able to write to you to congratulate you on securing a place for your child at Starbank Secondary School from September 2020.

A successful transition is vital in supporting all children in adapting to life in a secondary school and despite the current national crisis we want to assure you that transition to our school will be as smooth as possible.

I now consider you and your son/daughter as part of the Starbank Secondary School family and we will all aim to support you in whatever way we can. I and all staff are very much looking forward to meeting you all in September. Unfortunately, as you know we are unable to have your son/daughter in school for their normal induction day so we have moved our transition to the website.

In the meantime, so we can have everything ready for the start of September, please complete all of the consent forms and school/parent agreements included within the pack you have received and return to Ms Amarjit Bhogal at the Hob Moor Road office. It is important that all sections of the pupil information consent pack are completed accurately. Once submitted, if any of the information changes, please let us know as soon as possible so our records are kept updated.

I also want to bring to your attention that all year 7 will begin in September in the new Star uniform. The information for this is provided in the induction pack. This uniform is provided by Stevensons retailer.  Please note that if you already have children at the secondary school who would be in Y8-11 from September 2020, that they will be allowed to remain in the current Starbank uniform until a change is needed.  I will be writing to all parents soon regarding this.

I will look forward to working with you closely in the near future, to ensure that your child realises their ambition and potential. Should you have any questions, in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact us at school. Ms Marie Alcock and Ms Kirran Qureshi will be able to help with the majority of queries.

I am delighted to have your child join us and look forward to meeting you all in the future.

Yours faithfully

Mr G. Ferrante

Quick Links

Introduction from Head Of Year

Virtual Tour

Transition Booklet


Links to Resources

Be Awesome – Go Big

Maths Workbook

Latest letters about Transition

Introduction from Year 7 Head of Year


I am Mrs. Qureshi and I am your Year 7 Head of Year.

I hope that you and your families are well in this uncertain time.

I know how difficult it must be especially now as you would have been preparing for transition with help of your primary school teachers.

Myself – your head of year, Mrs. Alcock – your SLT lead, and your Year 7 form tutors are all looking forward to meeting you all in September and I hope that you are all
excited about coming to Starback secondary.

We will all be here to support you on your new journey at Starbank school.

We hope to see you soon.

M Alcock
K Qureshi

Virtual Tour

To help you get a feel of what Starbank Secondary is like, we have captured and created a Virtual Tour within Google Street View. Please use the tabs at the top for quick navigation between floors and the outside. 

Can you find the 6 cuddly toys hidden around the school?


Starbank promotes excellence in everything its pupils undertake. The uniform and appearance of our pupils will support the ethos of our academy; providing the pupils with pride to be part of the academy and enabling them to act as ambassadors for the academy

Our approved retailer for any unform marked ‘Academy’ is Stevensons.

The Stevensons online shop ( offers a user-friendly and straightforward method of purchase for parents to use year-round.

For full information and links to the uniform policy please visit

  Be Awesome – Go Big

Hello Year 6, 

We hope you enjoy these transition lessons. We have  sent you the accompanying workbook in the post. Please bring your completed workbook with in in September to share with your form tutor. 

Maths Transition Workbook

Latest letters about Transition:

GCSE Results Day – Thursday 25th August

Dear Parents and Y11 Students Re: Year 11 Examination Results Day You have reached the end of your Y11 examination period, well done. You should be proud of yourself as I am sure parents and family members will be proud of you and I know that we here at  Starbank are...

Secondary: Year 8 Parents Evening (Thu 30 Jun 22)

Dear Parents/Carers, We would like to invite you all to attend Year 8 Parents’ Evening which will be held on Thursday 30th June, between 15:30 – 17:45. This event is an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress since start of the academic year. Each meeting will...

Secondary: RAF Virtual Careers Event

Royal Air Force (RAF) World are hosting a virtual event on Wed 22nd June 2022 that could be of interest to those pupils who want to explore this area of work as a potential career.   22nd June 18:00 - 20:30   Please find the following information from RAF World event...

Secondary: Year 7 to 10 Summer Assessment Timetable

I hope that you and your family have had a restful and enjoyable half term break.  The Summer Assessment process starts from Monday 13 June for all students in Year 7- Year 10. Please find attached the for assessments for Year 10 students.  These assessments will take...


If you have any questions or queries please contact the transition team by emailing or phone the main office on 0121 464 2338 (Option 4).

Alternatively use the form below – please ensure you enter a correct email address or phone number for the team to get back in touch with you.

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