One of the EIB’s key priorities is to support a smooth transition from primary to secondary school. The dip in children’s attainment from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 is reported nationally and the causes of this dip have been identified to be a mixture of curricular and pastoral.

What has happened so far?

  • We have city wide agreement for a common transfer day – the first Wednesday of July. Recently, it was agreed a second transition day would also be offered, so the transition days in Nottingham City are the first Wednesday and Thursday of July.
  • A transition protocol has been written and shared at the EIB transition conference and with the Secondary Heads recently. This has been emailed out to all schools in the city and sets out the roles and expectations from all parties.
  • A common transfer form has been developed by Schools IT to enable primary schools to pass on all relevant details about pupils.

Our resources page has been created to share resources and best practice across the city and nationally.

Transition Toolkit KS2 – KS3

This toolkit has evolved through partnership funded through the Strategis School Improvement Fund (1). Partners have been working with the Nottingham Literacy Hub (National Literacy Trust).

We would welcome feedback and additions to the toolkit

  • It will remain open for further contributions until March 2019.
  • Feedback on its contents or suggestions for additions will be

received by The Nottingham Education Partners until March 2019.

To do so, please email:

“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope…”

-Kofi Annan

Click here to access the toolkit.