School Transition

The school works closely in partnership with a large number of Primary schools to provide a purposeful and smooth transition for students of all backgrounds and circumstances. The school offers a large range of enrichment and support activities to students at the key points of the transition process. These have included:

  • Transition team ‘Passport to High School’ workshops run by DMHS students in local primary schools
  • Pen Pal Transition programme with Hobbayne Primary school and Year 7 students
  • International, award winning author, Dave Cousins, workshops for Year 7 students and their Year 6 pen pals
  • Transition team building exercises Year 7 and Year 12
  • Pupil Premium Summer School including visits to places such as the theatre, Sky Studios, Tower of London, Cadbury World and Buckingham Palace
  • Subject option support programme and booklet for Year 9 students selecting their GCSE choices
  • Induction workshops for new Year 12 students
  • Transition Expressive Arts Festival
  • Netball workshops run by KS3 students with local primary schools
  • Transition schemes of work developed for, and in liaison with, local primary schools
  • Drama Transition Workshop
  • SEAL support Year 7 pastoral team
  • Scheme of work audit to ensure continuity in the transition from KS2 to KS3
  • Maths Faculty Transition Buddies
  • Science Transition Workshops

See our main school transition page under the ‘Parent’ tab.


Drayton Manor High School, Drayton Bridge Road, London W7 1EU

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