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Transition to Year 7

Joining the Risedale Family


Transition from Year 6 to Year 7

Jane Hailwood (2)Hello - My name is Mrs Jane Hailwood and I am the Transition Manager and one of the Senior Teachers at Risedale School.

I oversee the transition process for our new pupils and I’m very much looking forward to welcoming your child to Risedale, to join the Risedale Family. We know how exciting and nerve-racking the transition process can be for pupils and their families and so I’d like to reassure you that Risedale School will support them every step of the way.

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact our Transition Team at or our SEND Team at

PLEASE NOTE: if you have not yet submitted an application for your child to attend Risedale School, please visit our Admissions page.

Year 6 Welcome Evening: (Wednesday 19th June, 4:30pm to 6pm)

All parents/carers and pupils are invited to our Year 6 Welcome Evening to learn more about the Risedale Family, try on school uniform and meet the team.

The evening will run from 4:30pm to 6pm, however, you can arrive at any time from 4pm onwards to try on uniform with our provider, Schoolshop. Please note that purchasing on the night will not be possible, as this opportunity is solely for sizing purposes. All uniform purchases must be made online at Schoolshop.

IMPORTANT: To guarantee delivery for September 2024, please order all school uniform online before Monday 29th July.

Transition Time: (Monday 1st July - Wednesday 3rd July)

Before joining as a Year 7 pupil in September your child will take part in ‘Transition Time’ here at Risedale for 3 days starting on Monday 1st July and finishing on Wednesday 3rd July (Sports Day).

What pupils can expect during their Transition Time: 

  • Each morning, pupils will be greeted at the main school entrance by their new form tutors/members of the Risedale Transition Team.
  • A welcome assembly will take place on Monday. 
  • Pupils will have time with their new form tutor.
  • There will be lots of lesson time and chances to experience new and exciting subject areas.
  • There will be opportunities to meet key members of staff and talk to current Risedale pupils from all year groups.

Sports Day: Wednesday 3rd July

Risedale’s annual Sports Day will take place on Wednesday 3rd July and all Y6 pupils are invited! This will be their third and final day of Transition Time and we think it will be a really exciting day for everyone involved. Our Sports Day is held at Catterick Athletics Stadium, Leyburn Road DL9 3QD (next to Catterick Garrison Golf Club), starting at 8:25am and finishing at 3pm. No spectators, please.

>> For full details regarding Transition Time including travel to Risedale, break and lunch arrangements and clothing and equipment required for the 3 days, please read the following letter: Year 6 Transition Welcome Letter 2024 <<

Uniform Information:

For information and guidance on purchasing Risedale School uniform, please visit our dedicated Uniform website page.

The Risedale School uniform and PE kit are a requirement for every pupil. We do not have a specific uniform for different seasons/times of the year. We have kept our uniform costs to an absolute minimum by reducing the need for clothing items with branded logos on them. Most items are unbranded and can therefore be bought from general retail outlets (eg. supermarkets and high street shops). Branded items are listed below and are specifically marked as 'Schoolshop only as branded'. These items can only be purchased from

Welcome to Risedale School

Transition Timetable

Open Evening September
Enhanced Transition Sessions October - June
Primary School Visits Spring Term
Year 6 Welcome Evening June
Transition Time July


A family of learners

Our Mission

The Risedale family is committed to a positive future for all through a personalised learning journey.

Our Aims

  • Celebrate success, learn from mistakes
  • Build resilience, accept challenge and strive for excellence
  • Shape curriculum to discover, explore and build aspiration.