TRANSITION FROM PRIMARY SCHOOL
Sacred Heart is part of a family of schools across Newcastle.
Feeder Primary Schools
Our Catholic feeder primary schools are listed alphabetically below:
English Martyrs RC Primary School
Our Lady & St Anne's RC Primary School
Sacred Heart Primary
St Bede's RC Primary
St Charles' RC Primary
St Cuthbert's RC Primary (Kenton)
St Cuthbert's RC Primary (Walbottle)
St George's RC Primary
St John Vianney RC Primary
St Joseph's RC Primary
St Mark's RC Primary
St Michael's RC Primary
St Oswald's RC Primary
Other Primary Schools
There are a wide range of other primary schools across Newcastle and beyond, from which girls are admitted into Sacred Heart. Please check our admissions criteria, give us a call or come to speak to us during our open evening for more details. We encourage applications from girls outside of Catholic education.
Our specialist status as a Technology College, Performing Arts College, and Leading Edge school allows us to accept 10% of our annual intake into Year 7, based on ability in Performing Arts. For more details about applying to Sacred Heart on this basis, please contact us.
Transition activities with our feeder primaries starts as early as Year 3. We have subject specialist days, festival days and transition days.
Subject Specialist Days:
These subject specialist days are open to all primary feeder schools and include:
Performing Arts (Year 3)
Computer Science (Year 4)
Language & Culture (Year 5)
Year 5 Festival Days:
We also have Festival Days for Year 5 which are attended by all girls in every feeder primary school. The aim of these days is to become more familiar with the school, get to know girls from other primaries, and take part in some exciting and engaging activities.
Year 6 Transition Days:
We hold two days in July for the Year 6 who have a confirmed place to start at Sacred Heart the following September. The dates for these transition days are organised alongside the other two Catholic secondary schools in Newcastle, so that all Year 6 pupils from all feeder schools attend together. These days focus on getting to know each other, finding your way around school, and getting to know school routines. We also hold some CAT testing sessions to enable us to gather some information about each student and their ability. We use this information alongside results from Year 6 SATs.
Summer school takes place in the first week of the Summer holidays, and it solely aimed at the new Year 7 intake that year. This gives girls a unique experience in getting to know each other, staff and the school buildings, in a calm, relaxed and fun environment.
Activities include Music, Dance, Swimming, Computer Science and Art to name a few. There is also a whole day visit to Beamish Museum to end the week. The Summer School is highly recommended for girls coming to join us in September, but places are limited and fill quickly. You will receive an application form in the post with your admissions pack.
Last updated: October 2019
Tours of our School
Everyday is an open day. If you would like a guided tour of our school during a normal school day, please do not hesitate to contact:
Mr M Ashton, Assistant Head:
(0191) 274 7373