We have close links with local pre-school groups and with secondary schools. Reception teachers visit pre-school groups in the summer term prior to children starting school. For children transferring to secondary school, we have visiting representatives from local schools, and the children take part in transfer days at the school of their choice in the Summer term.
Yate has a strong cluster of primary and secondary schools. Representatives from each school meet regularly to share ideas and expertise and to agree ways of addressing initiatives and curriculum changes. This is very supportive for teaching staff and helps to ensure consistency in practice for parents and children.
Children from the school take part in local music festivals and sports tournaments, eg tag rugby. We encourage visits to school from artists, performers, sports groups, and professionals, in order to enrich and extend the children’s learning.