A range of practices are employed by us to support pupil transition from primary school to St John Lloyd.  Members of staff visit primary schools during Year 5 and 6.  Meetings between the Head of Learning (and ALnCo) are arranged prior to pupils starting in St John Lloyd.  Taster days and events for pupils are arranged during Year 5 and Year 6. In advance of starting in September, parents of Year 6 pupils are sent information via email, phone calls and letters in order to support the final months of transition to St John Lloyd.

Year 5

During Year 5, pupils in feeder primary schools are invited to attend events such as transition taster days, French breakfasts, a STEM event, ICT workshops, a Santa’s Workshop along with a joint Religious Education and Art event.

Year 6

Transition visits

Miss Roberts, Head of Learning/Transition Co-ordinator visits Year 6 pupils in the local primary schools to issue information about upcoming transition events and provides information about St John Lloyd School.  Miss Roberts will also visit Year 6 pupils and the teaching staff in primary schools in the summer term.

Gardening Club

Our school based Youth Worker and our Head of Learning- Year 7 organise a gardening club each week with our partner feeder school St Mary’s (Llanelli).  The club is an opportunity to develop social skills and confidence in an outdoor environment.  The club is run with the support of our Year 10 Peer Mentor team who encourage and support the younger pupils.

Buddy/Peer Mentor system

Our excellent team of Year 10 Peer Mentors (Buddies) support our younger pupils during transition events and through their first few months of being in Year 7.  Our specially selected buddies ensure that pupils feel supported and cared for.  Our buddy team also run a Year 7 arts and crafts club each Monday lunchtime.  This is an opportunity for pupils to make new friends and get to know other pupils in the year group.

Year 6 Intake Day

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Year 6 pupils are invited to attend our Year 6 Intake Day to experience a day packed with exciting lessons, exploring their new surroundings, making new friends and meeting new teachers and staff.

Pupils with additional learning needs

Pupils with additional learning needs are supported by the ALnCo through parental meetings, visits to primary schools and collaboration with staff in feeder primary schools.  During the summer term, pupils are invited to attend a six-week transition programme which will support pupils both socially and academically.

Year 4 and 5 Open Evening Thursday 25th June 2020

Start: 4pm

Families are warmly invited to our Year 4 and 5 Lego themed Open Evening.  This will be a great opportunity for all Year 4 and 5 pupils to view the excellent facilities available at St John Lloyd Catholic Comprehensive School.  Pupils will experience a range of exciting Lego themed activities throughout the evening.

Year 5 and 6 Intake Evening:

Thursday 10th October 2019


Families of Year 5 and 6 are warmly invited to attend our ‘Greatest Show’ Intake Evening on Thursday 10th October 2019.  Families of Year 5 and 6 pupils will have an opportunity to meet staff, visit the excellent facilities on offer and experience a range of exciting ‘Greatest Show’ activities during the evening.