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The Buckingham School

Year 7s Joining The Buckingham School in September 2020

Dear Parent / Carer

We are very aware of the many additional challenges which the current pandemic has added to the process of Transition from primary to secondary school.

To help your child prepare for some of the more practical aspects of the Transition, we have put together a set of challenges which we would like your child to take part in.

The challenges are to be undertaken over six weeks, with four challenges to complete each week. They may find some to be quick and easy, whereas others may be a little more demanding; all of them we hope they will find to be fun and interesting.

We would love to know how your child is getting on with the challenges set and to see what they have been doing. If you would be happy to share pictures of them completing their tasks, or a picture of a completed task project, we would be delighted to see them.

Please send any pictures to the following email address By sending in photos/pictures, you are giving permission to use them on our website and social media, unless you explicitly ask us not to.

We hope that your child enjoys rising to these challenges and we are really looking forward to finding out what they have achieved! If you haven’t already visited our website, please do have a look at the dedicated section 'Joining us in Year 7', which includes information and resources to help with your child's transition from primary to secondary school. Click here to explore more.

If you have any questions or queries about this project or anything else to do with Transition, please do not hesitate to contact Kate Bones, our Admissions Officer, at

Yours faithfully

Miss V Keeping, Head of Year 7

To view/download a copy of the letter and Year 6 challenge grid, click on the links below. 

Year 6 Practical Challenge Grid