Virtual Transition Evening

Catch up with our transition evening presentation now available online at:

You can follow along with the presentation slides here.

The virtual intake evening is an opportunity to hear updates and messages for September from Mr Riggott and other members of the senior leadership team.

If you have any questions following the presentation, please contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Dear Parent/Carer,

I fully understand that the current school closures will be of significant concern to you and your children. I want to reassure you that the transition process is very much a priority at this time, and will remain so. We will continue to work with primary colleagues to gather information on the students joining us in September to make the process as smooth as possible.

We have a fantastic transition programme designed to help you and your children to get to know the school and answer any questions you may have before you start here in September. In light of government advice, we have taken the decision to structure our Year 6 transition activities in a different way this year. We are keen to be able to communicate directly with you by email and via our school website and Facebook page.

Our Transition programme will include a virtual tour of Parkside. We will be sending out a welcome booklet shortly that will have lots more information about life at Parkside, some activities, and will hopefully answer lots of questions you may have. We have created transition lesson activities which will be shared with all of our feeder primary schools and will also be available in the transition section of our school website.


Please note the following dates in your diaries:


Thursday 9th July 7.00pm

Virtual Intake Evening for Year 6 parents


Wednesday 2nd September

Inset Day 1 for staff only

Thursday 3rd September

Inset Day 2 for staff only

Friday 4th September

First day of term for Year 7 only
Monday 7th September First day of term for Years 8-11

From all of us at Parkside Community School we would like to wish you well during this difficult and challenging time, and let you know how excited we are for you to join our school. We are really looking forward to meeting you and your family in person but in meantime, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Mrs Wharton ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) if you have any concerns or questions.

Transition Projects

As part of our distance transition program the subject specialists at Parkside have created subject specific transition work which some of or feeder primary schools are completing in lesson time and can be completed at home; we will be uploading new activities weekly.
Please use the email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to hand in your transition projects.
Below is the subject timetable for the transition work packs. Students will need to submit their work by the Friday of each week. On the following Monday; 10 stars of the week will be announced from the work handed in.
w/c 15th June

Design Technology

Design Technology Transition Project.pdf

Food Technology

Year 6 Catering Transition Project 2020.pdf

w/c 22nd June


Year 6 Science Transition Project 2020.pdf

Year 6 Science Optional Practical Challenges.pdf

Computer Science

Computer Game Transition Project.pdf

w/c 29th June


Year 6 - Art - Zentangle Hands.pdf

Performing Arts

PA Drama Work 

w/c 6th July


Humanities Y6 transition pack.pdf


Welcome To English Task.pdf

Welcome to English - Workbook.pdf

Welcome To English Video

w/c 13th July


 Y6 - Maths Transition Booklet.pdf


Spanish transition booklet 2020.pdf


Welcome to PE

 PE Task For Year 6


 Transition Video