Transition programme for Year 6 pupils preparing to start at Ralph Allen School in September

We want to help make the start at Ralph Allen School  as welcoming and positive as possible for new students, so we organise a comprehensive transition programme.

May/June:  Ralph Allen School’s transition team visits pupils at their primary schools. After this, the team spends time allocating Houses and drawing up the tutor groups to ensure a fair mix of gender and ability.

Tuesday 2 July 2019: Year 6 Parents' Evening, providing an opportunity for parents to meet the Heads of House, senior staff and the Principal, and to learn about the ethos of the school.

Thursday 4 Jul 2019: New Year 7 Students' Day.  Year 6 children with a place at the school spend the day here. This is when they:

  • meet their tutor, tutor group and learning group for the first time
  • have the opportunity to sample some lessons
  • experience moving around the school to change classrooms
  • sample the great Ralph Allen School food from the school kitchen - lunch is free on this day!
  • begin to feel part of Ralph Allen School.


If you have any admissions queries for years 7 - 11 please contact Mrs Hannah Baker, Headteacher's PA,

For information regarding applications for the Sixth Form, please contact Ms Jackie Haggett, Head of Sixth Form at, or Mrs Jane Squier, Sixth Form Assistant at