Transition To Secondary School

We understand that the move from primary to secondary school can be a daunting time for students. Milford Haven School host numerous events throughout the year before students begin the school in September.

These include taster lessons in a wide range of subjects, activities in our new sports facilities, invitations to dance and drama performances and tours of the school.

Our Friendship Afternoon in March also familiarises new students with the school before they start in September and gives students the opportunity to meet with their future teachers and peer group.

On their arrival at the school, students participate in a transition programme to ensure their induction is a worry-free process. We use this period to really get to know each student and it helps us plan for their success at our school.

We understand that the transition from Primary to Secondary education is a big change, and that the journey about to be embarked on by Year 6 pupils can be daunting. We work extremely hard to support pupils in navigating the transition into Milford Haven School, and in the coming weeks there will be various activities and meetings which have been arranged to help prepare pupils and their families for September.


Friday 28th June (based at the Meads Sports Centre, not at Milford Haven School site)

Pupils will need to be at the Meads Sports Centre by 9.15am.

The day is due to finish at 2.30pm and pupils will return to their Primary school. 

Please provide a packed lunch and a drink for your child, energy drinks are not permitted as per school policies.

Pupils will need to wear sports clothing as they will be involved in various physical activities throughout the day.

Pupils are allowed to bring a small/ appropriate amount of money should they wish as healthy snacks and drinks will be available to purchase from the cafe at the Meads premises.



Monday July 1st at Milford Haven School

All Year 6 pupils attending need to be at Milford Haven School by 8.45am, either using school transport or by your own arrangements. All pupils need to report straight to the Steynton Hall which is right by our main reception. There will be additional staff and Sixth Form students located around the front of school to help direct Year 6 pupils to the right place. 

The day will include:

  • meeting principle staff including Heads of Houses
  • a one hour tutorial with their new Form Tutors
  • a tour of the school
  • a tour of the library and facilities
  • taught lessons in a variety of subjects

The transition day will finish at the end of the school day 3.10pm, transport home will be the same as the morning with pupils expected to either use school transport to get home or make their own arrangements.



Milford Haven School recently hosted several engaging and inspiring Darwin Science Aglow events for some of the year 6 children in the cluster to support their transition into secondary school. Children from Coastlands, Neyland, Milford Haven Primary, Gelliswick and Pembroke Dock Community school investigated many different scientific concepts.  Over the past three years, Darwin Science have worked with all year 6 pupils through a range of different projects, including a field visit to Lydstep beach where pupils explored the habitats of rock pools and investigated the effects of ocean acidification.  The Science Aglow day in particular was an excellent opportunity to bring children together from all the schools to share their experiences and celebrate a love of Science. This Science event is a collaboration between Darwin Science, comprising Sam Williams and Dave Clee, the cluster of schools and Dragon LNG.  

Ms Morris said, “This collaboration between the private sector, the voluntary sector, Darwin science, and our schools is one that I am extremely proud to be a part of and I look forward to an extremely exciting future working together to support our young people to fulfil their potential.”