Primary school students are given the opportunity to take part in events at the Secondary school such as attending workshops and performances organised by the hardworking staff and students. This gives them a preview of life after Primary and engages their minds in new activities and interests they may not have had the opportunity to take part in previously.

Students take part in a transition week in which they are given a timetable and attend lessons in a secondary format with their temporarily assigned class, preparing them for how their school life will change when they leave their Primary school.

By familiarising students with the buildings and routines of a secondary school, the secondary transition becomes a much easier process and encourages growth right from the first day.


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A Primary Pupil Perspective

Year 5 Pupil

Hartsbourne Primary School
"I really enjoyed the recent basketball festival held at Bushey Meads School. We were able to work together in teams and get to know new friends from other schools. It was fun! The Sports Leaders at Bushey Meads helped us a lot – they were very kind. I loved learning new skills and then putting them into practice in the games at the end of the festival."

Year 5 Pupils

Little Reddings Primary School
"I loved going to Bushey Meads School, the secondary school in our Trust. This term we were able to use their catering suite to make healthy muffins. I felt like a proper chef and it was a great experience for me."

Year 5 & 6 Pupils

Little Reddings Primary School
“Thank you for inviting us to watch Oliver at Bushey Meads. It was a lovely opportunity to see the show. Year 5 pupils all agree that it was the best play that they have seen.” Adam

"I have loved going to Bushey Meads School each year to enjoy a brilliant performance of their annual School Production. It has been inspiring!" Rebekah

Toby - Year 6

Hartsbourne Primary School
"It was great to watch the Bushey Meads Theatre Company’s performance of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The storyline was accompanied by a string orchestra (who also happened to play the mechanicals within the play) and singing and dancing fairies."