Welcome to the Student Transition Journey

Transition Presentation for Year 6 Parents 2020

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the live presentation evening held via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 30 June. We hope you found the meeting useful and that we were able to answer some of your queries. 

For answers to the most frequently asked questions, please click the purple button above this post. If you would like to view the presentation again, or were unable to attend the original date, the recorded version is now available (click play on the adjacent video or follow the link here.)

Message from the Principal

On behalf of students, staff and members of the Governing Body, I would like to officially welcome you to our learning community.

As parents and carers, the decision about where your children will undertake their  secondary education is a significant one and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for putting your trust in Penistone Grammar School … it is a decision you will not regret.

I am incredibly proud to be Principal of Penistone Grammar School and of all that our school continues to achieve. We have a dedicated team of teaching and associate colleagues who work tirelessly to provide an excellent educational experience for our young people. I am constantly overwhelmed by the lengths our staff will go to, to ensure every one of our students can flourish.

I believe an effective, open and transparent partnership between home and school is  central  to  delivering the best for our students. We have an innate drive to deliver nothing short of the best. This is only achieved if students, staff and parents work in close collaboration; something which we will encourage and embrace as we move forwards together.

Above all, our school is a happy and welcoming place. We are a supportive community where students are encouraged and enabled to become independent, well-educated citizens with the ability and confidence to make good choices, contributing positively to the world around them. I look forward to working with you for the duration of your child’s time with us and cannot wait for us to witness together all the great things they will achieve.

Paul Crook (Principal)

The Transition Journey

I would like to offer a warm welcome to all of our students and their families who will be joining us here at PGS over the next few months.

You will become our Class of 2025, and what a resilient, determined and brave class you will be! Already you have demonstrated all of these key qualities, during such an unusual and challenging time, qualities that will lead to success. Here at PGS we are intent on providing you with the best possible transition journey despite the challenges we are facing.

Transition is such an exciting time, but we understand the uncertainty we are all facing at the moment will naturally create some anxiety along the way. As such we want to keep you as informed as possible.

This page is our dedicated transition site. You will find here all of the information you need to begin your journey with us. We have named all of the key people, who will be here with you every step of the way, to ensure you are as supported as possible.

The transition team, Mr Crook and I, are currently meeting virtually with all your primary school feeder staff and learning all about you; we are so excited to have such incredible students joining us from September. We have planned visits to all primary schools to meet Y6 students and provide you with a presentation all about PGS. The next steps will then be to host transition events at PGS (dates to follow awaiting government guidelines).

We also have a dedicated transition twitter and email address (see links below). Please do familiarise yourself with these and do keep in contact with us.

Twitter: @PGSTransition

Email: transition@penistone-gs.uk

I look forward to seeing you all really soon and working with such incredible individuals.

Mrs Corson
Transition Lead

Welcome from Mrs Putsoane
  • Mrs Putsoane is the Y7 Student Support Officer at Penistone Grammar School
Welcome from Mr Archer
  • Mr Archer is the Y7 Achievement Leader at Penistone Grammar School
Student Guide to Secondary School
  • Join our current students as they guide you through what you can expect when you start your journey at Penistone Grammar School
Join Mr Crook on a virtual tour of Penistone Grammar School
  • The North Entrance and Reception
  • Dining Hall and Blue Zone (English and Mathematics)
  • Purple Zone (Humanities)
  • Green Zone (Science / Art / Tech)
  • PE and Sport
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