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Transition to LHS

Year 7 Transition September 2022

Information for new Year 7 students, parents and carers

Transition between primary and secondary school is an incredibly important time for families, and we hope we can help to answer some of the questions that might arise in the days leading up to and during the beginning of the Autumn Term. The 'Information for New Parents Booklet' is available to download below. The 'Student Welcome Handbook' will be available soon.  In addition, our school prospectus can be found here.

If you have any further questions, please send them over to

Dates for your diary

Virtual Coffee Mornings

We are working closely with primaries to ensure that our KS3 team can come into schools and meet with the students.  In addition, we will run some virtual coffee mornings for you to ask any questions you might have, and will take place on the following days:

Date Meeting link
Tuesday 21 June 2022, 9am Join the meeting by clicking here
Tuesday 28 June 2022, 9am Join the meeting by clicking here
Thursday 14 July 2022, 9am Join the meeting by clicking here


They are informal and optional but will give you the opportunity to meet the Transition Team. 

Transition Day 2022

We will be holding a Transition Day for Year 6 students to join us at Little Heath for the day on the following days:

  • Calcot Primary, Theale and Battle Primary ONLY - Tuesday 5 July 2022
  • ALL other Primary Schools - Wednesday 6 July 2022

We have prepared an exciting and fun packed day of activities.  Students should wear their current school uniform, but please bring trainers and a packed lunch.  They need to bring a refillable water bottle and their pencil case including at least a pen, pencil, ruler and eraser. A notebook might be useful too!  Please arrive at 9am for a 9.15am start. You can collect your child at 3pm. If you wish for them to walk home, please inform us in advance by emailing Mrs Baker on our transition email address

Meet the Tutor evening for Parents

We will also be holding a 'Meet the Tutor' information evening for parents only on Wednesday 6 July 2022. Due to the large numbers of parents we expect for this meeting, we will be running two separate sessions, one starting at 5pm and one at 6.30pm.  You will be told in advance which one to attend, depending on your child’s tutor group.

You will have the opportunity to meet Ms Button (Deputy Head, KS3),  Mr Ramsden, our Headteacher,
Mr Bennett (Head of Year 7) and Mrs Rayner (Assistant Headteacher KS3).  You will have the opportunity to take a tour of the school with your child's form tutor and some of our KS3 student ambassadors.  There will also be a Q&A session with your child's form tutor.

We advise you bring some cash with you as there will be some school stationery available to purchase.

If you, or your child, have any questions, please email and we will ensure your questions are answered on the night.

What you need to do before September

Term starts on Wednesday 7 September 2022. Here's a quick run through of what you will need to prepare in advance of your child's start date:


Please can you take a moment to complete this questionnaire about your child. Please return your response as soon as possible, as they help us to ensure your child is in the best tutor group for them.

The questionnaire can be completed here.


Uniform can be purchased from the following retailers. More information on our uniform policy can be found here.

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A price list and appointment booking information can be found below.




You will need some basic stationery as follows:

  • Pencils
  • Pen - black or blue ink
  • Ruler
  • Rubber
  • Colouring pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Calculator - we recommend the Casio fx-85GT X Classwiz (solar)
  • Protractor
  • Compass

You may also like to have:

  • Coloured pens
  • Highlighters

All this stationery, and more, can be purchased from our onsite student stationery shop in the Resources Department (3rd Floor, A Block), and some items can also be purchased via ParentMail

We will also have stationery available to purchase on the Parents' Transition Information Evening on Wednesday 6 July. We will have basic stationery packs (£2-3), geometry sets (£1) and calculators available (£9.50). The evening will be CASH only so please make sure you have some money with you.

Art equipment

Art materials are provided in school for lessons, however, if you would like to bring your own equipment, we suggest the following:

  • Good quality colouring pencils  
  • Sketching pencils – including 2b hb 3b 
  • White eraser
  • Good quality pencil sharpener

We have a pack of good quality art materials available at a cost of £12. These packs will be available to purchase on the Parents' Transition Information Evening. The packs contain the following:

  • Spectrum colour x 12 colouring pencils 
  • Derwent Sketching pencils x 6 
  • White eraser  
  • Metal sharpener  
  • Wallet

Transport to School

Please be aware that Little Heath Road can be extremely busy during drop off and collection times. If you choose to come to school by car, please arrange to drop off and collect somewhere away from the school gates.

Cycling to school

There are a number of bike stores across the school site which are locked during the day.

Please ensure bikes are in good condition and road worthy, and we strongly recommend your child wears a cycle helmet and reflective bands.

Cycling to school


Arriving by bus

Reading Buses provide a dedicated bus service for Little Heath School.

Full details of routes and prices can be found here.

Reading Buses

Read through our Welcome Booklets

You will have received our welcome booklets by email, they are also available to download below. Take a read through and if you have any questions, please contact us

Getting to know LHS

Students will be given a tour of the school. In the meantime, please find a floor plan of A block:

 We are really looking forward to welcoming you all to the Little Heath family and would like to thank you in advance for your support and contribution.

The Transition Team
Updated 20 June 2022

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