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Year 6 Transition

Students » Year 6 Transition

Welcome to the Year 6 section of the Malmesbury School website.

We’ll be adding more things to the page as time goes on, so please check in regularly to make sure that you’re up to date...and don’t forget to scroll all the way down!


It has always been really important to us that the children joining our school feel ready for the new challenges of secondary school and arrive feeling excited about all the opportunities on offer. Many of our students join us from smaller primary schools, so we know that coming to a large secondary school can seem rather daunting, and we want you to feel as confident as possible about this important step. 

A student perspective: Year 7 so far...


Dear Year 6....Advice from our current Year 7's offering their insights and advice about starting at Malmesbury!

In normal circumstances, staff from Malmesbury School visit the primary schools and talk to the Year 6 students and their teachers as part of the transition process. Since the schools have closed, staff have been communicating with the Year 6 teachers via email and phone, so that side of things has been covered, but we wanted to make sure that we made contact with Year 6 students too, and that is the purpose of this section of the website.

On this page you’ll find a PowerPoint presentation like the one you would have had in school, and some videos to introduce different things about Malmesbury School. At the end of the PowerPoint it invites you to send us any questions you might have about the school, so look out for the details of how to do that.

Powerpoint Presentation.

Powerpoint video

Original Powerpoint - non audio

Also make sure you watch the short video below, from Mr Moreton, who’ll be starting as our new headteacher in September.

Useful documents can be found in the attachment box on the right hand side with information such as school uniform information and what peripatetic lessons are available with more being added as the page expands.

We’re really looking forward to welcoming you to Malmesbury School and we hope you stay safe and well.

Mr Moreton's Welcome Video


Transport: Living within catchment

The Under 16 application form for all new year 7s is now available.  This should be completed and returned to if they require transport assistance.  This application form has also been sent to the primary schools. Dependent on the device you are using you may be asked for a password which is: W1ltsh1re#

MALMESBURY SCHOOL - DATA ENTRY FORM - Please complete all forms and return to the school.

Transition Resources

Making the transition from Primary School to Secondary School is an important step in every child’s life. With the current situation you may find the following resources useful.

Supporting Transition at Home 

Example Timetable

School Map

 Additional Resources for Students with SEND

 Malmesbury School Transition Booklet