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Transition to and from Stornoway Primary

Transition to Stornoway Primary from Nursery
 
Following enrolment of infant entrants for August, a member of staff will visit pre-school groups and liaise with their staff. Pre-school group leaders will be invited to visit the school with enrolled pupils and these pupils and their parents will subsequently be invited to spend two afternoons in the school to experience a little of the school atmosphere and meet their prospective teachers. During these afternoon meetings there will be an informal opportunity for parents to be given a résumé of the P1 expectations and curricular information.  
 
Transition to Secondary School
 
Pupils from Stornoway Primary normally transfer to the Nicolson Institute, a six year comprehensive school.
 
Transition formalities are jointly organised by the LA, secondary and primary school. Parents are provided with information and forms and there is a system for purchasing secondary school uniform.
 
During their last term in primary school, a member of the Senior Management Team from The Nicolson Institute visits the primary to talk to the P7 pupils about the secondary school.   Primary 7 pupils visit the Nicolson where they will spend three induction days following the secondary timetable. This means that when they join first year in August, they will be familiar with the layout of the school and will know a number of the staff.
 
Children with additional educational support needs are provided with more specific and detailed transition arrangements which would include a review meeting chaired by an educational psychologist and a longer programme of transition visits.
 
All transition arrangements are kept under review and do vary from time to time.
 
Contact information for the Nicolson Institute:
 
Rector: Mrs Frances Murray
 
Telephone Number: 702275