Saint Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School


At Saint Edmund Arrowsmith we recognise that the transition from primary to secondary school can be daunting and a worrying time for both parents and pupils. As such, we are committed to working closely with our feeder primary schools, to ensure that this transition is as smooth and concern free as possible. We have many people in place to ensure that we understand your child's needs before joining our school community, including a dedicated Year 6/7 Year Manager (Mrs. L. Cavanagh). We also have a number of fantastic Year 8 Peer Mentors who play a key role at important stages in your child's journey.

In order to welcome both pupils and parents into our school community, we plan for a variety of transition events and activities each year, which include:

  • Open Evening
  • Open Mornings
  • Year 7 Intake Evening
  • Year 7 Post-transition Evening
  • Primary School Roadshows, which involve the Headteacher, key members of staff and current pupils
  • Liaison meetings upon request
  • Year 7 Parents' Evening

For more information on Admissions, please visit our Admissions page.

Summer School

Each year, we offer all incoming Year 6 pupils a place at the Saint Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic Academy Summer School. This runs for one week, during the summer holidays, 9am-3pm each day.

Our summer school offers a blend of both academic and exciting enrichment opportunities and those pupils involved will have an opportunity to build a community with their fellow pupils, forge relationships with new teachers and familiarise themselves with their new school environment. In addition to academic tutoring in small groups, pupils will also have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of enrichment activities.