Year 2/Year 3 Transition

Beginning a new school can be a daunting experience for children of any age and equally for their parents. At Stocksbridge Junior School, we work closely with the infant schools in our area to plan a cohesive programme to ensure the transition from Year 2 to Year 3 is as smooth as possible for both children and parents alike.

Throughout the year, when children are in Year 2, opportunities are provided to gradually introduce your child to Stocksbridge Junior School. Our Year 3 teachers visit the Year 2 classes in their infant setting and liaise with the children’s current teachers, the Year 2 children visit the Junior School a number of times, sometimes for an assembly or short activity and, on other occasions, spending a full day or series of full days getting to know their new teacher and teaching assistants. For children who may be less confident, additional transition opportunities are provided for them to become familiar with their new surroundings before they start school in September. We find this minimises any anxieties that might exist and encourages all children look forward to starting their new school.

As we are a junior school, parents wishing for their child to join Stocksbridge Junior School at the beginning of Year 3 must complete an application through Sheffield School Admissions. Online applications must be made before the deadline in December; paper applications may be made up until the beginning of January. As with any parent considering Stocksbridge Junior School for their child, we strongly encourage parents to visit school. Please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.

In April each year, Sheffield School Admissions provides us with the contact details of all children that have been offered a place in Year 3 for September. Parents are then invited to transition meetings to get to know the Junior School, meet their child’s new teachers and ask any questions to help their child look forward to the next stage of their education.

Any parents who live outside the catchment area and are considering applying for their child to attend Stocksbridge Junior School, are encouraged to contact the school in order to arrange an appointment to look around and meet the Headteacher. All admissions procedures are handled by the Primary Admissions Team at Sheffield City Council.

The parent guide for applying for a junior school place can be found here.

Further information about our catchment areas & over-subscribed schools can be found here.


Over-Subscription Criteria

If the number of applications exceeds 90, Sheffield Admissions will allocate places based on the following over-subscription criteria: 

  1. Children who have an EHCP or statement for SEN.
  2. Children in Care of the Local Authority
  3. Children who attend Stocksbridge Nursery Infant school.
  4. Children whose home address is in the catchment area AND who will have siblings attending Stocksbridge Junior School or Stocksbridge Nursery Infant School.
  5. Children whose home address is in the catchment area.
  6. Children who have brothers or sisters attending Stocksbridge Junior School.
  7. Other applications.

Sheffield Admissions

If you are new to the area and you are looking for a new school for your child, please contact the Headteacher.  You will also be required to contact the Sheffield Admissions Team:
Telephone: 0114 273 5766
Fax: 0114 273 4155
Or visit Sheffield City Council’s School Admissions webpage.

Moving Schools during Key Stage 2

All admissions procedures are handled by the Primary Admissions Team at Sheffield City Council.  However, parents that are considering our school for their child are also encouraged to contact the school in order to arrange an appointment to look around and meet the Headteacher.

Transfer to Secondary School

Most children in the school transfer at 11+ to Stocksbridge High School.  Information about transferring to secondary school can be found on Sheffield City Council’s website.