Year 7 (2023/2024)

Dear Prospective students and parents,

Firstly I’d like to take the opportunity to welcome you all to The Urswick School. My name is Ms Forde and I will be your Head of Learning should you join us. My job is to ensure you have a smooth transition into secondary school, creating strong foundations and getting you in to good habits for all of the learning you will do here.

The transition to secondary school is an important step along your academic journey, it is a very exciting time but can also be quite scary! Please try not to worry. Alongside other members of the Year 7 team, I will work closely with you all on a daily basis supporting, encouraging and helping you to settle in. Throughout the year, your Urswick Parents and I will be helping you reach your full potential here at school, by helping you to make positive choices and encouraging you to make the most of the many opportunities that The Urswick School has to offer.

I know that you will have lots of questions about what secondary school will be like. Hopefully we will have answered these questions in our FAQ video which you can watch below.

I hope to meet many of you over the course of this year and to welcome you in person to the school as part of our transition events.

Take care.

Ms Forde


Please find below some important documents for your child’s transition process.



This is our Parent Handbook. This has been sent out in the post, but is also available here.

Please do contact the school if you would like an additional copy sent out.


This is our Transition Guide for students. These will be given to students during primary visits and contains lots of useful information to help prepare your child for starting at The Urswick School. Again, please do contact the school if you would like an additional copy sent out.

Urswick Newsletter Y6 2023print This is our Year 6 Newsletter. This has been sent out in the post but you can also read it here.