Year 6 transition into Year 7

Moving to a new school can be a daunting prospect, at John Spence we run a well-established transition programme for our future year 7 students, developed through strong links with our feeder primaries.

Over the coming weeks, we will add key information about starting at John Spence Community High School.  Any queries can be emailed to

Welcome from Mr Heath

Welcome to John Spence from Mrs Wyllie – Head of Year 7

Welcome from the John Spence Year 7 Form Tutors

Mr Black

Ms Dobison

Mr Dodd

Mr McGuire

Mr Patterson

Dr Willet

Please take a look at the two documents below, one is a ‘Moving Up’ booklet which has fun activities parents/carers can do with children before they start John Spence.  The other is a ‘Moving On’ top tips booklet which is full of helpful tips to make the transition from Primary to Secondary school as easy as possible.

Moving Up – Year 6 Transition Booklet
Moving On – Year 6 Top Tips

Please click on the link below for a range of great activities and tutorials on getting ready for high school. You will also find resources for Year 6 students and parents too.
Be Awesome, Go Big Transition Project

Meet your key staff

Mr Jonathan Heath

Mr Jonathan Heath


Mr James Redpath

Mr James Redpath

Assistant Head

Mrs Kirsty Wyllie

Mrs Kirsty Wyllie

Head of Year 7

Mr Andrew Purvis

Mr Andrew Purvis