Bryntirion has an excellent transition process which starts with an Open Evening held every September for Year 5 & 6 pupils.  Open Evening brochures and other school information are given out inviting pupils to visit the school with their parents.  This offers a first opportunity to tour the school visiting the various departments, viewing pupil's work and observe the exciting resources available at Bryntirion.  The Open Evening is particularly beneficial for those pupils transferring to secondary education the following September.

The school then holds its first ‘Taster Day’ in October.  All Year 6 pupils from our feeder schools, and any other pupils who have enquired about joining the school, are invited to spend the day at Bryntirion.  Invitation letters are sent out via the junior/primary schools.  Pupils stay for the day following a timetable designed to give them a taste of life at Bryntirion.  An excellent first opportunity for Year 6 pupils to meet staff, older pupils, pupils from the other primary schools and become familiar with Bryntirion Comprehensive School site. 

‘Taster day’ is followed by ‘Science Taster Day’ in February.  Pupils again spend the day and will be involved in various group activities.  Sessions are run by both outside agencies and school staff.  Invitation letters are sent out via the junior/primary schools.  This is always a most enjoyable transition day.

‘Transition Day’ takes place at the end of June/beginning of July.  All Year 6 pupils who will be joining us in September are invited to spend the day.  They will meet their form tutor and Head of Year and the other pupils who will be in their form/year group.  They will follow a timetable for the day, again familiarising themselves with the school site, meeting staff and mixing within the Bryntirion Community.  We also offer a Year 6 Parents Evening the day after ‘Transition Day’, a chance for parents/pupils to ask any last minute questions they may have before the children start in September.

Throughout the year pupils will also be invited to attend the school Christmas Fayre, the annual Cymanfa Ganu (an evening of song with all of the feeder school choirs) and a preview performance of the school musical production staged in July.  There are also More Able & Talented after school sessions for pupils nominated by the primary schools and sporting events organised by our P.E. department.

Year 6 pupils are also invited to enter an English Competition for our School Eisteddfod and the winners are invited to attend the Eisteddfod and receive their awards.  This is followed by our Music Department visiting the junior/primary schools to stage an Eisteddfod performance featuring the best of day.

Bryntirion Comprehensive School has a Transition Plan which represents a joint agreement between the school and the feeder schools.  This plan identifies priorities to drive standards forward across the cluster.

The Transition Plan allows staff to share information ensuring pupils have a safe and secure transfer to secondary school.

Download Download the Taster Day Newsletter 2017 

Download Download the Science Taster day Newsletter 2016

Download Download the Open Evening Full Brochure 2017

Our aim is to ensure that the new Year 7 intake are familiar with the school to ensure a smooth and happy transfer to secondary education.

Bryntirion has various transitions events throughout the academic year:-

  • Open Evening for Year 5 and 6 pupils and parents in September
  • Taster Day for Year 6 pupils in October
  • Science Taster Day for Year 6 pupils in February
  • Transition Day for Year 6 pupils who will be joining us in the September – held late June/first week of July
  • Year 6 Parents Meeting held late June/first week of July

In addition to the transition days listed above the cluster schools are also invited to attend other school events such as:-

  • Christmas Fayre
  • Cymanfa Ganu
  • Enter Competition for Bryntirion School Eisteddfod
  • Sports Tournaments
  • MAT Masterclass Lessons for Years 5 & 6
  • Annual School Musical