At St Matthew Academy, we realise that transitioning from Primary to Secondary can be a daunting experience and we endeavour to make this transition as seamless as possible. We organise a series of events at the Academy, to give all our new intake of pupils - and their parents - the opportunity to find out as much as possible about what they can expect when they come to us. These events include a transition evening for parents, carers and children; an induction event and taster lessons.
The Head of Year 7 and Senior Leadership Team play a key role in ensuring that new pupils at St Matthew Academy have a structured and successful transition from Primary into Secondary School. We have worked closely with Primary schools in Lewisham and as an all-through academy, pupils who attend St Matthew Primary phase are able to act as ‘buddies’ for the new intake pupils from other primary schools. This has proved to be a very successful way of welcoming new and returning pupils to the secondary phase of St Matthew Academy.