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

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

May/June:  Ralph Allen’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.

Tues 5 July 2016: 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.

Thurs 7 July 2016: 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 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 Caroline Holden, School Manager at

Any queries regarding applications for the Sixth Form, please contact Miss Jackie Haggett, Head of Sixth Form at, or Mrs Jane Squier, Sixth Form Assistant at