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Year 6 Transition

Year 6 Transition 

Making the move from primary school to secondary school is an exciting time, with lots of changes to prepare for; a new timetable, new teachers and even new friends. To help students make the move a little easier we will include all of our information on this page.

During the Spring and Summer term, Mrs Goodey will be working closely with all our feeder primary schools. She will collaborate with the students' current Year 6 teachers and explore the best ways to support the children through the transition process.

In the meantime, you can view our take a look around the college and follow our social media channels to get a taste of student life at Ely College: @elycollege@ElyCollegeMT. You can find our term date here, and familiarise yourselves with the structure of the school day here.

Key Dates 

Primary Roadshows - The purpose is to provide lots of useful information about our tailored induction process, explain how to apply to secondary school for a Year 7 place, and what Ely College can offer your child.

Primary Roadshows Monday 18th September 2023 6pm – 7pm tickets can be booked here

Primary Roadshows Wednesday 20th September 2023 6pm – 7pm tickets can be booked here


Main School Opening Evening - We welcome our Year 6 families to join us on Tuesday 26th September 2023 5:30pm – 7:30pm tickets can be booked here:  Please note you only need to book one ticket per family and last admission is at 6:45pm


Application via Cambridge County Council - Deadline Wednesday 31st October 2023 (midnight)


Offers DayFriday 1st March 2024


Family Information Event - This online meeting will be held on Tuesday 25th June 2024 5:30pm – 6:30pm. A link to this event will be published below and via letter in due course.


In College Transition Days - Each child will attend college for one of these days. Dates for individual children will be determined after offers day: Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th July 2024


Meet the Tutor Event - This in person meeting will be held on the College site on Tuesday 9th July 2024 (4pm – 6:30pm TBC). Timings for the event will vary depending on which House a child is in. Timings for the event will be confirmed in due course.


Applying for transport


Tuesday 18th July - In college 'Meet the Tutor' event 3:45pm - 5:15pm   Each family will be given a specific time when they can come into college and meet their child's new form tutor. Invites will be sent out closer to the event.



Email Sarah Goody - Acting Vice Principal and Transition Lead via 

Please click here for intake information compiled by our Student Council.

Similarly, if your child will require transportation including a bus pass, please follow this link:


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