The transition from Primary to Secondary is of major importance in the school life of the pupils of the European Schools and, in a more general sense, for the system of the European Schools.

Teachers, pupils and parents all play a key role in transition. Furthermore, cycle coordinators, support specialists, administrative staff, educational counsellors, management and inspectors each have their own responsibility to ensure a smooth transition from one cycle to another.

Primary and Secondary teachers liaise regularly to ensure a smooth transition for each pupil.  Throughout P5, classes engage in transition classes with their prospective new Secondary teachers, in order to familiarise themselves with both the school building itself, and indeed it’s teachers and their methods. Children transitioning to Secondary participate in a Transition Ceremony in June before continuing on their educational journey.

Guidelines for transition nursery/primary/secondary (following document Ref.: 2015-09-D-41)