P7 Transition Information for Pupils 21/4/21

Dear P7 pupils,

We are keen to reassure you that managing the transition from Primary 7 to S1 is  a priority for everyone at Hamilton Grammar during these challenging times.  As S1 Year Heads, we would like to share some information with you  which will help you  on  your transition journey .

  • A video talking you through the P7 Handbook


  • A copy of the P7 Handbook (available from P7 Transition Menu above)
  • A video explaining the differences between Primary and Secondary


  • An S1 HGS Curriculum Subject Guide (available from P7 Transition Menu above)

Take some time over the next few weeks to look at the videos and read the P7 Handbook and the S1 Curriculum Guide – also share this information at home.

We  have also been in touch with Primary School head teachers and Primary School teachers to gather information to allow us to prepare class lists for next year.  This includes friendship groups and any siblings already at the school as well as learning about your strengths and abilities to allow us to place you in the best possible class for your future learning.

Please note that all transition plans are subject to change depending on National and Local Authority guidance.  Our School Transition Team is meeting weekly to ensure this process goes as smoothly as possible and we will update our website and issue additional information when we have it.

Please also note that, for pupils entering our ASN specialist provision in August, there will be an alternative programme of events and information, including alternative versions of the documents mentioned above.  Mr Mackay and the ASN team are in the process of arranging the programme and will shortly be in touch to confirm the details of this.

We are looking forward to being your year heads next year and working alongside the pupil support team, class teachers , Mr Sives and the rest of the Senior Leadership  Team to welcome you to the school. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact at the following e mail address office@hamilton.s-lanark.sch.uk.

We will be in touch soon with more  information about the next part of your Transition journey

Mrs Goring and Miss Brien

S1 Year Head