Primary to Secondary (KS2 – KS3) Transition Portal

Our consultation with education professionals told us that there was no standardised approach to primary to secondary school transition, with no one system to transfer transition data and open up conversations between primary schools and secondary schools. The Primary to Secondary Transition Portal provides the opportunity for schools, leaders and Local Education Authorities to standardise their transition process and ensure that pupil information is communicated effectively between primary and secondary schools. Feedback from users has told us that using the Transition Portal has transformed transition and streamlined the transition process.

How does the Primary to Secondary Transition Portal work?

Our Primary to Secondary Transition Portal has been developed with a flexible approach, to allow adoption by individual schools, multi-academy trusts, through to Local Education Authorities. Primary schools begin the portal process, uploading their year six pupils from as early as January. Following National Offer Day in March, through a series of regular uploads, the destination secondary school or Local Authority assign students to their secondary school. If a pupil’s secondary place allocation changes, pupil records are then reassigned to their new destination.

Primary schools are  able to complete key information about their pupils, ensuring that secondary schools have a fully comprehensive data set focusing on the pupils due to transition to them. The Transition Portal also allows for the early flagging of vulnerable students and allows primary schools to securely share student files. Secondary schools are able to track which pupil profiles are complete, communicate with feeder primary schools and print reports ready to welcome pupils in the next school year.

Our GDPR compliant portals place an emphasis on data security, with the Primary to Secondary Transition Portal providing a secure means to transfer pupil data between schools. School Transition provide a full support package, from project management, stakeholder engagement and user training, through to encouraging form completions for every pupil, further reducing school’s workloads. School Transition choose not to focus on children as data, but instead on giving a picture of the whole child and opening up conversations between schools. This ensures that every child is well known when they begin year seven.