Preparing your child for Primary School
Nothing matters more to us than seeing your child walking into school with a big, confident, excited smile on their face.
Being a small school allows us to personally prepare each child for starting school, giving them a positive advantage from day one. Our staff meet with parents to understand their individual needs and share what your child can expect from their education with us.
Key advice for parents
In their reception year, your child will work towards achieving the Early Learning Goals (ELGs). As a parent or carer, there’s lots you can do to prepare your child through activities that promote independence, build communication skills and develop a love of learning.
Below are some useful documents to help your child with the transition to primary school. These include a selection of ideas and activities to promote key skills, a uniform checklist, and information about school meals.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
High School Transition
Our staff do everything possible to support pupils’ transition to secondary education. We have strong links with several feeder high schools and work closely with their staff to prepare children for their next step.
During summer term, staff from receiving secondary schools visit us to meet with year 6 pupils and their teacher.
Children benefit from 1-2 high school taster days once a place has been allocated. Roby Mill pupils may take additional transition days to experience high school life should they need it. Lesson-based visits familiarise children with the high school environment and the experience of being part of a larger class.
All children are invited to attend open days at their new school in the summer term. Some high schools offer Summer School activities which we encourage children to attend to make friends and meet teachers, especially if they have additional needs.
Our feeder high schools
We have strong links with the following secondary feeder schools:
- UpHolland High School
- Shevington High School
- Standish High School
- St Peter's High School
- Ormskirk High School
- Lathom High School