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Welcome to The Spires College

The transition from primary to secondary school should be an exciting and rewarding event, but we know it can also be daunting for some students and their families.

The procedure for families to consider which secondary school they would like to attend begins during the summer term of Year 5 when secondary schools begin to hold open events and the local authority publish and share information about the processes.  

For details of our open events for families with children who will transfer to secondary school in September please follow this link: Link to The Spires College Open Events

Applications must be submitted to the local authority between 1 September and 31 October and allocations are announced on 1 March each year.


After places have been allocated, our transition programme begins.  The programme is designed to ensure that all students feel happy and confident when they join us in September.  A member of the Senior Leadership Team and the incoming Head of Year 7 will visit primary schools to meet the children and Year 6 teachers to ensure that, from the very beginning, each student is treated as an individual and his or her needs are catered for.

The other sections of the 'Year 6 into 7' pages of this website give all the key dates in the transition process (when they have been published) and will answer most of your questions.  If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please contact the college on 01803 400660 or by email to