Year 7 Admissions and Transition from Primary School : September 2024

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What to expect over the coming months...

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 for year 6 pupils preparing to start at Ralph Allen School in September 2024. 

March 2024:

You will receive your offer of a place at Ralph Allen School at the beginning of March and you will have up to 15 March to respond to your offer. You will receive a welcome letter from us in the post informing you of some important dates to put in your diary. These can also be found below. 

May/June 2024:  

Ralph Allen School’s transition team visits pupils at their primary schools between: 20 - 23 May and 3-7 June, After this, the team spends time allocating Houses and drawing up the tutor groups to ensure a fair mix of gender and ability. A Parent Handbook will be published online and this provides all the information you will require to prepare for your son/daughter's transition to Ralph Allen. 

June/July 2024: 

Ensure data collection forms are completed. 

Thursday 4 July 2024:

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.

Year 6 Parents' Evening (Thursday 4 July, 2024 6-8pm), providing an opportunity for parents to meet the Heads of House, senior staff and the Headteacher, and to learn about the ethos of the school. 


You will be sent a parent handbook which will also be displayed on our website which contains lots and lots of useful information.

Please note : You will be asked to fill out our school data collection form electronically prior to September and it is crucial that these are returned to us before the end of the Summer term. This will be done using a program called Admissions + and you will be sent log in instructions shortly .


If you have admissions queries for years 7 please contact

Miss Alys Davies, Office Manager who deals with bulk year 7 admissions and Mrs H Baker, Headteacher's PA deals with in-year admissions.

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

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