Welcome to our Year 6 Transition page! Here you will find everything you need to know about the transition process.

Over the next few weeks, we will be releasing regular newsletters which will contain information, advice and guidance to help make the transition process as smooth and as stress-free as possible for both parents/carers and their children.

The newsletters will be released on this webpage fortnightly, and will also be shared via your primary schools.


If you have any questions or concerns about the transition process, please contact:

Head of Year 7 - Miss Z Wiseman

Progress Leader KS3 - Mrs A Monaghan

Special Educational Needs and Learning Support Coordinator - Mrs E McCreaddie


What is life like at Withernsea High School?

Under normal circumstances, we invite all Year 6 students in to school for two full days of fun and activities which offer a taste of high school life. Sadly, due to the current situation, we are clearly unable to deliver things as usual this year. However, that doesn't mean that you will miss out!

Some of you may have visited our school before and seen a glimpse of what life is like for our students and staff, whereas others may have been looking forward to their first visit. Whether you're familiar with the school or not, we hope you enjoy the following video which highlights some of the many things we do here at Withernsea High School.  



Transition newsletters

Please click the links below to view/download our transition newsletters:

Newsletter Date released Overview of content

WHS Transition - Issue 1

Monday 25th May 2020

A welcome from Miss Wiseman (Head of Year 7) and Mrs Monaghan (Progress Leader - Key Stage 3) 

Information about the key documents available to view/download further down this page.

The first of four transition tasks.




Please click the highlighted links below to view/download the following documents:

Document Contents

School Prospectus

The school prospectus sets out our whole school vision and the expectations we have of our students. 

It introduces you to key members of staff and contains details of the care and support available at Withernsea High School. 

It also contains information about day-to-day essentials such as:

• our dress code and where to buy school uniform
• the equipment students will need on a daily basis
• term dates for the year ahead and timings of the school day
• useful contacts    
• answers to frequently asked questions. 

Cashless Catering

Withernsea High School operates a Cashless Catering system.

The system has removed the use of cash from the purchasing process, leading to a more efficient service in our canteen.

Funds can be deposited by parents/carers quickly and conveniently online through ParentPay or by students themselves using cash at one of two deposit machines located in school.

Students pay for their meals at the till using either biometric authentication (thumb print) or a PIN number to access funds that have been pre‐paid in to their account.

The system is also ‘Free School Meals’ friendly.

This document contains information about Cashless Catering (including biometrics), ParentPay and Free School Meals.


Our comprehensive school transport guide contains full timetables and route details for all bus services running to and from the school.  

It also includes information about our 50% reimbursement scheme for students paying to use selected services from outside our catchment area.

PLEASE NOTE: The transport guide is pending an update for the 2020-2021 academic year, subject to confirmation of timings from the bus companies which will follow later in July. Timings USUALLY remain the same, or very similar, so this guide will act as a good reference point.

Further information about Bus Passes will follow later.

Student lockers

Withernsea High School have a number of lockers which are available for students to hire for the duration of an academic year.

If your child would like to a hire a locker, please carefully read the Lockers Agreement and ensure your child is familiar with the expectations set out within the contract.

A £5.00 refundable deposit, paid via ParentPay, will be required to secure a locker.

Hard copies of all of the above will be made available to all parents/carers later in the summer. We will notify you of any updates to published information, as and when they occur.