Primary Transition is an in-school activity for pupils moving from Primary or Middle School to Secondary School. It challenges students with day-to-day activities they’ll encounter in Secondary School, as well as encouraging them to consider what they’re ultimately working towards in the future; both education and career goals.

We provide an in-school workshop for pupils in Primary or Middle school preparing to transition to Secondary School. The workshop is available for the Summer term in order to best prepare students for transition. Delivered by the NERAP ambassadors and supported by current undergraduate students, the activity provides an exciting look at the differences between Primary and Secondary School, introducing some of the differences and addressing potential concerns, as well as asking students to consider why education is important to them and the career goals they may have and how education and Higher Education could lead to those careers.

The workshop can be delivered with groups of up to 100 pupils – some schools prefer us to work with their students in their class groups, others prefer us to see the whole year group at once. Our staff lead the workshop and we’d bring along current university students to work with your pupils in smaller groups and support them with the activities.

Sessions can last anywhere between an hour or a half-day, and we can work flexibly around the school’s timetable.

Please note this session is only available May – July. Sessions are capped at 30 students.

Learning Outcomes

  • To introduce the differences between Primary and Secondary School and Higher Education.
  • To become aware of challenges and concerns pupils have and how to overcome these.
  • To prepare for future transitions and decisions.
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Supporting Primary: Primary Transition – ‘Moving Up!’
Key Stage 2
Year 6
1 Hour, Half day
Gatsby Benchmark:
3, 7
Regional Progression Framework:
Learning Objective:
LO1, LO3, LO6
NERUPI Framework:
Know, Become, Understand
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