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St Alban's Catholic High School

St Alban's
Catholic High School

Transition to High School


New School Prospectus

St Alban's Catholic High School is a thriving and inclusive community that welcomes all students and parents. Take a look at our new prospectus to learn more about our school. We have chosen to keep our prospectus digital to support our school's eco vision.

Open Mornings 2024 

A chance to see our school as a live, learning environment. Tours will last one hour and there are three arrival slots for you to choose from. Please book spaces for every member of your tour, including children. For example, if two adults and one child are attending, you will need to book three spaces. Please click on tour button, to book your spaces. We look forward to meeting you..

Monday 30th September 2024


Tuesday 1st October 2024




Why apply to St Alban's

Our caring, Christian environment is both warm and nurturing for pupils and parents alike. We welcome applications from families across Ipswich, as we are a non-catchment school. We are the only non-private school in Ipswich, where parents and students are able to choose to join our school family.

Can my children apply for St Alban's? Click here to see our admission FAQ's and dispelled 'Myths' 

Helping your child prepare to move to secondary school

Transition is a part of life we all deal with in our own ways. To try to make transition easier for both children and parents, communication is vital. It is important parents can be involved in this process alongside their children, and so we aim to make this a positive experience for all involved.  Our aims and outcomes for this programme are:

  • Preparation for change
  • Confidence building
  • Compliment their learning, social and intellectual development
  • New working experiences and environments
  • Working as a team

Running alongside the visits to primary schools by the Head of Year that already take place during year 6, this new transition programme gives parents the opportunity to meet some of the key staff within the Transition Team who will be supporting the children in the change from primary to secondary school.  

Getting Ready to start Secondary School

Starting secondary or high school can be both exciting and a little bit scary for you and your child.

As parents and carers, preparing for this change and making sure that your child feels able to take the step from primary school can feel difficult.

However, there are many ways in which we can help our children -and ourselves – feel ready.

Find some helpful information and practical tips from Place2Be click here 

Suggested Reading 

BookTrust have a recommended reading list to help support your child. These books, aimed at 11-13 year old, contain themes around friendships and overcoming a variety of challenges, as well as starting at a new school. Many of them are also empowering and affirming, recognising a range of experiences. Lastly, and most importantly, they’re all fantastic reads, sure to encourage children to love books. Click here