Welcome to our Year 7 Transition Webpage

This page aims to support parents and pupils in the preparation for joining Beechen Cliff School.

Transition Events

June 2024: Primary school communication and visits

Ms Milland, Head of Year 7 Transition will be speaking to all primary school teachers and visiting as many of the primary schools as possible.

Saturday 15th June 2024: Cognitive Ability Assessments (CATs) and Reading Assessments

All pupils complete CATs before starting at Beechen Cliff. Information from these assessments, along with information from primary schools and SAT results, helps us to build an academic profile for each pupil to enable us to teach them most effectively from the start of Year 7. The tests are completed on computers and involve multiple choice questions. There is no need to revise for these tests as they are not based on prior learning and many pupils quite enjoy completing them.

Information about Cognitive Abilities Tests (CATs) and New Group Reading Tests (NGRT) can be found here.

In addition pupils will be also be completing an NGRT online reading assessment on the day.

Pupils should wear their primary school uniform. The assessment will take around 3 hours, which includes time for a break in the middle with refreshments and play time.

Monday 24th June 2024: New Parents Evening 6.00pm 

An opportunity for pupils and parents to hear from the Headteacher, receive further information about the transition process and key dates for the start of Year 7, and to meet with key members of staff. 

The lower field, accessible from Greenway Lane, will be available for parking on the evening.

Monday 24th June 2024: Year 7 Second Hand Uniform Sale 6.30pm-8.00pm at Beechen Cliff School Club House

The PTA will be running a new and second hand uniform sale from 6.30pm – 8.00pm on the evening.

Payments to be made by card preferably.

Thursday 4th July 2024: Year 6 Induction Day & CATs Catch-up (for those that cannot attend 15th June)

This is an opportunity for pupils to visit the school, take part in taster lessons and become familiar with the school site. Pupils should wear their primary school uniform and bring a pair of trainers with them for a sports activity. They should report to the Main Reception by 9.00am. Collection will be at 3.00pm.

The CATs catch-up slot will take place from 3.15pm – 6.15pm.

Lunch will be provided.


Parent Information Booklet

A Parent Information Booklet will be given out on the New Parents Evening (Monday 24th June at 6:00pm).

Guidance from B&NES about Year 7 Transition

Bath & NE Somerset has provided some information for parents and carers about supporting the transition from primary to secondary school. To access please click here.

Pupil Premium and Free School Meals:

Please click here for more information on Pupil Premium and Free School Meals

Letters to parents:

Please click here to see the letter sent to parents and carers on the 15th March 2024

Please click here to see the letter sent to pupils’  on the 15th March 2024