Year 6 - 7 Transition (2017-8)
Our induction programme is designed to offer prospective parents and students an opportunity to learn about becoming a student at Cottingham High School and the educational opportunities we offer.
The Application Process
You must apply to your home local authority, even for a school in another area.
You can apply in different ways – online or by using a paper form
Online forms are available on your council’s website:
East Riding residents will have received information and a reference number already.
The online system is easy, safe and secure to use – 3,000 applications already received with 90% of parents using the online system.
Paper Application forms will be posted to parents in the East Riding in October with brief guidance notes.
You can name up to three schools and rank them in order of your preference.
31 October 2017 is the application deadline to your home authority
|September 2017||Online facility available|
|Early October 2017||Paper forms available|
|31 October 2017||Deadline for applications|
|1 March 2018||Letter to applicants sent from home authority|
|Hull City Council||East Riding of Yorkshire Council|
|Admissions Team||School Admissions Team|
|Tel 01482 300300||Tel 01482 392131/392130|
We have seven feeder schools:
We also take students from a wide range of Hull primary schools.
Once a place has been allocated in March we will be in touch with lots of information and guidance regarding the transition process. Our induction programme is designed to offer prospective parents and students an opportunity to learn about becoming a student at Cottingham High School and the educational opportunities we offer.
May and June – visits to feeder primaries from members of CHS staff
June and July 2017 – a variety of activities
High Starters enrichment
Christmas Disco – December 2017
New Parents’ Evening (Tutor Evening) - June 2018
Induction Day - June 2018
One-to-one interviews - July 2018
Any questions: Contact Mrs Wing/ Mrs Mounks
Some quotes from our Year 7:
"We chose Cottingham High School because it feels like a community - a feeling that was lacking when we visited our catchment school".
"I am so pleased with my daughter's start to Year 7. She has made a group of friends very quickly and she has been smiling! She told me the other day that she wished she had been able to see into the future because she wouldn’t have got so worried about the move to High School. It was a big step leaving Primary School friends behind so I am really pleased that she has settled in so quickly. Thank you ever so much for your support."
Close contact with our feeder schools starts in Year 5 with a variety of sporting events organised by our School's Sport Co-ordinator. For Year 6 we hold transition meetings with all Year 6 teaching staff from feeder and non-feeder schools, during May and June. Academic, pastoral and SEN information is gained about every pupil.
We also offer transition lessons in a range of subjects during the summer term.
The benefits of our comprehensive transition process are:
• Pupils arrive at Cottingham High School confident and secure
• Parents are fully aware and fully informed at all stages
• Pupils are allocated to a suitable form, based on pastoral and academic information from the primary school
• Learning is able to begin quickly in September as pupils have some prior experience of school
If you have any queries our Transition Co-ordinator is Mrs Mounks and she can be contacted by telephone on 01482 847498. Our Head of Year 7 is Mrs Wing and her email is email@example.com.