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Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls is a highly successful school, judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as ‘Good’ in all categories.

Transition to Year 7

Welcome to our Year 7 Transition page.

We understand that moving to Secondary School can be an anxious time for students and parents.   

The Year 7 Team at Carshalton High School for Girls is dedicated to ensuring that the move from Primary School to Secondary School is a smooth and positive process for our students.

Members of the Year 7 Team have a wealth of experience in relation to transition and are committed to ensuring that both students and parents feel supported throughout

Mr M Devenney, Headteacher

  Mr Conduit-Smith

Deputy Headteacher

Mr James

Assistant Head/SENDCo


Miss Martino
Transition Coordinator
Mrs Watkins
Pastoral Support Officer


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Induction Evening - Monday 4th July 2022

This evening will provide the opportunity to meet key staff, including students' Head of Year and the other girls who will be in the tutor group. Parents and students will also be given a range of information on how the school operates on a daily basis and arrangements for their arrival in September. We will write to parents nearer the time with a full itinerary and plans on the programme for the evening.

Induction Day - Wednesday 6th July 2022

This ‘taster day’ is an excellent opportunity for «Forename» to begin to feel like a student at our School as she attends lessons, meets staff and students and is given some of the most important information she will need to know for September. Students should come dressed as they normally would for their primary school, including school shoes (not trainers). They will need to bring a pencil case, lunch will be provided.  Again, more details (including timings) will be sent to parents in due course. 

Meeting with Senior Leadership Team

Typically, prior to the Induction Evening, parents would have had an opportunity to discuss any individual student needs with a member of the Senior Leadership Team. These meetings are usually for parents of students who have SEND needs, significant friendship issues or other specific concerns from Primary School. These meetings will still be offered to parents but will now take place over the telephone. We have a variety of slots between Monday 21st June and Friday 2nd July.  Please contact the school office (020 8647 8294) and a member of the team will advise you of the available meeting dates and times. Please note that these are not general information meetings but are specifically reserved for students who may have needs that we must be made aware of. 

Transition of Learning from Primary School to Secondary School

We are very keen at CHSG that no learning time is lost in the transition from Primary School to Secondary School and that this may have been exacerbated by the school closures of the last fifteen months. We thoroughly believe that learning should take place from the outset and that we must build on the knowledge students have gained in Year 6. With that in mind, I would ask that all students bring their Year 6 English and Maths books with them on their first day in September if they have them. This will prove extremely useful in setting the standard and appropriate level of challenge for our lessons in September. We hope all our students take as many opportunities as possible to keep reading and learning over the summer holidays.

School Uniform

For full details about our school uniform and where to purchase it, click here.

Contacting Us

We welcome communication from parents and if you need to contact the school during the transition period please call the main office 020 8647 8294 or email the Transition Team at

All staff email addresses can be found on the website in the Staff Directory under the Contact Us tab.