Transition to High School

As we move to becoming a full primary school from September 2017 we are very aware of the importance of well-planned transition from primary to secondary school. The Duchess's Community High School will be our feeder school.  We are very excited to be working with the High School at their new site on Taylor Drive.  Our current Year 5 children have already enjoyed a super transition event this term and there will be more exciting events planned for the new year.

At St Michael's, although we have just become a full primary school, we are also looking ahead and preparing our children for their transition to secondary and the next stage of their educational journey.  For the majority of the children this will be to the Duchess's Community High School in Alnwick.


We have worked with the High School for many years, and more recently have developed strong links to ensure a smooth and seamless transition for our children.


We aim for our children to visit in Year 5 as a first step and we are planning a number of visits in Year 6 to ensure the children are as ready as they can be.


The closing date for High School Admission for Year 6 children is October 31st.  See form below.