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Transitioning into a Gumley Girl

Congratulations! This is your graduation!

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Gumley House.  Starting a new school is an exciting time, and we are excited to be able to accompany you while you grow throughout the years ahead.  Think of this less of a 'transition' and more of a 'graduation'.

If you have any queries at all about your start at Gumley, please just email our Transition Team on

ALL ABOUT ME booklet for all Year 6 students 

Explore more about Gumley (Interactive Video)

Gumley 'Summer Challenges' booklet


Graduating from Year 6 to secondary school is a big change.  After spending several years in the same school, and the same class, the end of year 6 can be a scary and daunting time as you prepare to move up to a completely new school, with new classmates.

We want to make your transition to Gumley an exciting experience and will be in touch regularly throughout the summer term to ensure your child knows us, knows their Head of Year, and knows what to expect when they become a Gumley Girl!  You can find a series of resources below which have been specially prepared by our partners in PiXL to help with your transition to your new school.

The lessons are based on the books You Are Awesome by Matthew Syed and Go Big by Matthew Burton. Each session will take pupils through some big ideas to help them on their way to secondary school.

Be Awesome, Go Big



(Having trouble viewing the embedded videos? Find all the links here)

Be Awesome Go Big Workbook (printable)

Be Awesome Go Big Workbook (editable)

Get Ready to Go Big  (Encourage children to try and complete as many of these tasks while they’re at home).

Download the Getting Ready to Go Big challenge sheet