Year 6 / 7 Transition


A well-thought out, thorough and considered transition process is very important to us at Epping St John’s. We want our new students to feel like they are part of the ESJ community even before they formally join us and transition fortnight is a huge part of ensuring that happens.

Transition days are set as early as January and we ensure that all of our feeder Primary schools are well aware of the ESJ Transition Calendar. We visit our Primary schools from March of the previous academic year and these visits ensure that our new students start to identify key members of staff that will support the transition process.

Induction Evening is always incredibly well attended and this is our opportunity as a school to formally welcome our new students and their parents/carers. Families hear from our Headteacher, members of the Leadership Team, the Director of Learning for Year 7 and some of our current students.

Our new students are placed into SMSC tutor groups and allocated an SMSC Tutor who is responsible for closely monitoring their academic and personal progress, setting targets and coaching them so that they feel settled, happy and committed to their learning. Year 7 are overseen by Ms Petrou; an outstanding pastoral leader who will ensure that their year is as successful as possible.

Please Click here to view our Year 7 Information Booklet which includes detailed information about ESJ and Transition FAQs.

See also Transition Letter Click Here

Key Transition Dates
Tuesday 26th June – Year 6 Induction Evening 6.30pm-8pm
Friday 29th June – Year 6 Induction Day 8.45am-2pm
Summer School – Monday 28th August – Thursday 30th August (allocated on a first come, first served basis)

You can also follow us on twitter for regular transition updates: @ESJTransition