Nursery to Primary Transition Programme

Wellington’s Transition Programme

The step from Nursery to Primary 1 is an experience that is often fraught with uncertainty. At Wellington, children receive first class preparation for Primary School through our outstanding Transition Programme which instills confidence and familiarity into the primary setting. Our highly experienced staff have spent three years honing this impressive programme which encompasses careful and sensitive planning tailored to each individual helping them adjust to P1 at any school.

‘Another particular strength of the nursery is the transition process. Contact with other receiving primaries is established and all of the nursery children have opportunities to visit Wellington Junior School, share activities and have discussions with older pupils. The ‘Transition’ floor book records what children want to know about moving on to primary. Primary pupils support the nursery children and spend time with them [talking about their experiences]’

Care Inspectorate Report, November 2016

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The programme is the best I have seen in my many years in education. It is truly outstanding. In saying that, we seek to improve every year in order to enhance each child’s experience.’

Mr Cox, Head of the Junior School