Transition Information

Transition Information



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At Southborough our purpose is to make the difference for all our students. We start doing this from the very start of our students’ school careers - their transition to secondary school. We recognise each year brings a new cohort of Year 7s with their families who share a range of emotions from excitement to apprehension and our transition programme is designed to give all of them the best possible start.  

Please click to see details of your Transition Day 6th July 2022

Parent & Student Handbook

See the Parent & Student Handbook here

If you have any questions please contact us:

 Student Personal Details

Please complete this Personal Details Form 

To find out more about our school and vision, see the videos and links below:

This Transition Guide seeks to assist the smooth transition of our new Year 7 students and lessen any concerns you may have.

You can get a downloadable version here. 

Transition Guide





Welcome from your Head of Year 7









Hello Year 6!

I am thrilled to know that you have chosen Southborough High School for the next chapter in your lives and I am looking forward to starting this journey with you. I will be your Head of Year next year and together, with staff of SHS, we will make it the best yet! The transition process that we are using this year is different than it would normally be but rest assured that we are working hard behind the scenes to ensure your transition from primary to secondary will be a smooth one.

Take a look at a virtual tour of Southborough High School


Watch our video, Why come to our school? to see Southborough in action

Find out more information on what we do to support Year 6 to 7 Transition and our exciting Summer School.

We actively encourage our students get involved in our extensive Extra-Curricular offer.

We know for some students that the transition to secondary school can be an anxious time. Find out the what help and support the school can offer through our Student Support Service.

At Southborough we have a popular rewards store to acknowledge those student who work hard. See what students can claim from our ACE Rewards.

We have also provided parents/carers with some Advice and Guidance on how best to support their child's transition to us.

We also provide regular Parental Support Workshops where all students, parents/carers are welcome.


Introduction to ClassCharts

At Southborough we know communication is vital to ensure a smooth transition into Year 7. Parents can be concerned about who to talk to if they have any worries when their child moves to secondary school. As far as possible, we aim to duplicate the quality of communication that you are used to receiving from your son’s primary school. It is important to uphold connections between school and home: it allows us to fully support your son; clear home/school relationships enhance the experience of all students and therefore at Southborough, we use Class Charts to communicate with students and parents/carers daily.
It is through this platform, which can be accessed via our website or downloaded as a free app that you will be able to track homework, timetables, behaviour points, student rewards store, daily announcements and connect directly with staff via the messaging service. This would also be a most efficient way for your son’s tutor and class teachers to communicate important information directly to you. Please familiarise yourselves with this fantastic communication platform via: Class Charts guide for parents and Class Charts guide for students. Your login details will be communicated with you in the new academic year.


Parent and Student Handbook


See the latest Parent Handbook here


Introduction to ParentPay 


Southborough High School has a cashless system to enable parents and carers to authorise payments for things like dining hall meals and school trips called ParentPay. Details about setting up an account will be communicated with you in the new academic year. In the meantime you can find more information here.


School Uniform Information


Please visit the Uniform Shop


Supporting Transition workshop

We begin this with our Friendship Day that welcomes new students to our school.  

To book your place on Saturday 26th March click on the link below: 

Friendship Day Attendance Confirmation 26th March 2022


School Calendar


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