FS2 Transition

Starting school can be a challenging time for many children and families. At The Arches, we work closely with sister schools and childcare organisations to minimise the impact of transition. 

For those preparing themselves to join FS2, The Arches offers transition support with our main feeder nursery SY4C to support F1 children in the move to FS2 here at school. To minimise impact, children in F1 will begin by having taster days in FS2 before then having a staggered start in September, joining FS2 over the course of scheduled days before joining full time. 

Year 6 Transition

At the end of their time at The Arches, Y6 pupils must prepare themselves for a new journey at a secondary school. Our children predominantly transfer to our local high school, Blacon High School, after leaving us. We have great relationships with this school and have well developed links with them. A series of activities are thoughtfully planned to ease the children into their next phase of their educational adventure. Below, is a list of high schools that children from The Arches often attend when moving on from The Arches. 

The Arches Community Primary School

Saughall Road, Blacon, Chester CH1 5EZ

Nicky Johnson or Sue Wilkins: SEN Contact

Michelle Ashfield: Headteacher

01244 667660

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