Welcome to the Thomas Bennett Community College Transition Page. We hope you are able to find all the information you need to help support your transition to secondary school.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Starting secondary school can be an extremely rewarding time as it signals the beginning of a new chapter and the opportunity to forge new friendships and embrace new experiences. Despite this, we are well aware that transitioning to a new school can present its challenges. Our job is to ensure that your son or daughter feels supported as they start their journey at Thomas Bennett. 

We have designed a bespoke programme to ensure that transition to Thomas Bennett goes as smoothly as possible for our new students.  The graphic above highlights some key dates and when certain information is going to be released. A member of our transition team will also be visiting your primary school in the summer term. This will be a great opportunity for your son or daughter to ask any questions they may have about life at Thomas Bennett. This will also provide an opportunity for a member of our team to have an in-depth discussion with your child’s year 6 teacher about how best we can support them as they start in Year 7.

Please look out for further information regarding a transition day and parent information evening. Traditionally this is held in the first week of July, we are awaiting confirmation from West Sussex.

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