Transition (Year 6 to 7)

Coronavirus Closure

Following government guidelines, Humphrey Perkins is now closed. The Cedars Academy in Birstall will be open to children of key workers at Cedars, Humphrey Perkins, Martin High and our primaries, Highcliffe, Riverside and Hallam Fields who have registered for a place

Our Transition Programme ensures new students feel happy, settled and secure from their very first day at secondary school.

It is extremely important we get to know every student who comes to Humphrey Perkins School as quickly as possible. Prior to their first day we invest time and resources in understanding each child’s personality and abilities, as well as what they like to study, where they excel and where they may need additional support. This enables us to personalise their learning.

During the Spring term we hold our Welcome Evening, which gives an opportunity for new parents to find out more about our school from the Principals and our Head of Year 7. You can find our welcome presentation/video for new Year 7’s at the bottom of this page.

Where possible we try to visit students and their teachers in their primary schools in order to speak to the teachers who know them best (outside of home) before they join us. Induction is carefully planned. All students who will be joining us in September are invited to school at the beginning of July. They will take part in learning activities and lessons, meet their Tutor and gain a feel for the school. Parents are also invited in to ‘Tea at Humphreys’. This is an opportunity to speak to the Head of Year (Mrs Cripps) and sample some of our Restaurant meals!

Students with additional needs may also be invited to attend extra small group visits, allowing for students to feel familiar with our school and staff even before our Induction days.

At Humphrey Perkins we value all students and make great efforts to ensure they feel valued and supported at this crucial time of trans

Update Letter for Year 7 Students Starting in September 2020

Meet our Principal, Della Bartram, and Head of Year 7, Hannah Cripps, as they welcome you to Humphrey Perkins! 


Transition Activities

Each subject has activities below which cover a period of 6 weeks. They have been specially prepared for our prospective Year 7's.



Powerpoint Presentation introducing our Year 7 Tutors

Pupil Premium

If your child is currently entitled to Pupil Premium funding, they may be eligible to continue to receive this funding at Humphrey Perkins. You can find out more about Pupil Premium at Humphrey Perkins here.


Back to School Evening – TBC September 2020

We hope to invite parents/carers to come and experience life as a true Humphrey Perkins student, alongside your child.


Useful Information

Term Dates
Timings of the School Day
SEN and Vulnerable Students