Year 6 into 7 Transition (2024)

Welcome to Mossley Hollins High School

We want the transition from primary school to secondary school to be as smooth as possible. We hope the information contained in this area of the website will assist parents, carers and pupils who will be joining us in September this year.

Free School Meals

Due to changes related to the introduction of Universal Credit, any pupil who may be eligible or is currently receiving Free School Meals will need to apply / re-apply via the gateway. Please could you apply at your earliest convenience as without a completed successful application the school will be unable to provide a free school meal. Apply for free school meals.


We would like to inform you about School Gateway– a parent engagement app that will allow you to communicate with the school and view your child’s PRIDE and NUHOPE data and academic reports at anytime from anywhere. In the near future, you will also be able to pay for items such as locker deposits, school trips, dinner money, music lessons and more.

Most school related communication, newsletters, timetables and attendance figures go through School Gateway.

To stay up to date with what is going on at school make sure you download the app free. Just search School Gateway in your App store and download or take a look at the guide here

Meet our Senior Leadership Team

Headteacher – Mrs A Din
Senior Deputy Headteacher – Mr S Wilson
Deputy Headteacher – Mrs E Upton
Assistant Headteacher – Mrs L Hammond
Assistant Headteacher – Mrs E Milburn
Assistant Headteacher- Mrs S Motteram
Assistant Headteacher- Miss S Gillespie
Director of Finance and Business – Mr W Lyon
Senior Leader Operations – Mrs D Webster

Meet the Year 7 Form Mentors

Your will learn more about our form mentors next week but below you can meet our form mentor team.

Miss. Padgett

Hello Year 6, my name is Miss. Padgett and I cannot wait to be your form teacher in September. I teach Spanish, and love to travel and learn about different cultures. I also love sports, and am totally obsessed with animals. I will be new to Mossley Hollins High School as well, so it will be an exciting time for all of us! Until then, I hope you have a lovely summer. See you soon when you will be Year 7!

Mrs Chapman

Hello Y6, my name is Mrs Chapman and I will be the form mentor for 7M from September. I am a Spanish teacher at MHHS. I love singing and dancing. I also like art and travelling to different countries. I am really excited to meet you and hear all about you. Have a lovely summer.

Ms Montero

Hello Year 6. I am Ms Montero and I am a Spanish teacher. I cannot wait to welcome you to Mossley Hollins. I hope you have a lovely summer and I am looking forward to hearing about all your adventures and getting to know you in September. I am also new to the school, so this is an exciting time for all of us! I am a very enthusiastic person and in my spare time I love running, camping and hiking in the mountains. I am really excited to meet you all, but in the meantime have a good summer! See you soon. 

Mr Stevens

Hello Year 6, A warm welcome to Redgrave College at Mossley Hollins. My name is Mr Stevens and I will be the form mentor for 7S2 from September. I am a Spanish teacher at MHHS and therefore love languages, culture and travelling. I am also very competitive. I love any kind of quiz or board game and especially love seeing my form succeed with lots of PRIDE points and Character Pillar achievements. I am really excited to meet you all and find out what you like and what you are good at. See you soon!

Mr Miller

Hello Year 6, my name is Mr Miller and I will be the from mentor for 7Y. I would like to welcome you Mossley Hollins High School where am I sure you will have a fantastic 5 years. I have been a year 7 form mentor for a number of years and will make sure you settle well into the school and answer all the questions you may have. I am a teacher of the best subject in school, PE! Which means I can become competitive and love beating the other forms for highest PRIDE points, highest attendance and much more. Can’t wait to meet you all in September, enjoy the remainder of Year 6 and have a fantastic but safe summer!!

Miss Shaw

Hello Year 6, my name is Miss Shaw and I will be your Dance & PE Teacher. I am looking forward to meeting you all in September and hearing about all the amazing things you have done over the summer. Don’t worry I will also be new to the school, so we can start this new adventure together. I like to be creative and love to dance and can’t wait to share my passion for my subjects with you all. I hope you all have a wonderful summer and I look forward to meeting you in September. 

Mr Doodson

Hello Year 6, I would just like to give you a very warm welcome to Redgrave College. My name is Mr Doodson and I am 7Es Form Mentor. I am a PE teacher and I am very enthusiastic and passionate about sport, my main hobbies are playing and watching football. When you start at Mossley Hollins there are lots of different clubs and teams that take place around school including sports teams, dance clubs, music clubs, Spanish club and lots more, I am excited to find out what your hobbies and interests are.
I am looking forward to meeting you all in September. Year 7 is one of the most challenging but exciting years of your school life so make sure you come ready for this fantastic opportunity. Good luck.

Miss Lundberg

Hello Year 6, my name is Miss Lundberg and I teach Music and will be the form tutor of 7L. I am also new to the school and will be starting in September, so it is an exciting time for all of us. I’m really looking forward to teaching you and sharing my love of Music and the Performing Arts. I hope you have a fabulous summer and I can’t wait to get to know you further. See you in September!

Character Pillars

Please click here to view more information about our Character Pillars Programme.

Year 6 Character Pillars Challenge

Introduction to Character Pillars

Welcome Letter

Dear Parent/Carer,

We are delighted to have been informed by Tameside Admissions that your child has been offered a place at Mossley Hollins High School. We hope the whole family is pleased with this decision and we look forward to working with you as part of our parent, staff and governor team at the school.

Letters for Parents/Carers

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Summer Homework

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