New Students2021-07-23T12:03:59+00:00

Welcome to our new Year 7 Students

Message to parents, carers and students – May/June 2021

Hello, we realise that the world is constantly changing and due the current pandemic we are not offering a ‘typical’ transition, however, we want to reassure all our new students and families who will be joining us in September 2021 that we are working really hard to adjust our transition processes due to the COVID-19 regulations.

You are at the forefront of our planning and we are working closely with our primary colleagues to provide a network of support for students as they move from Year 6 to Year 7 here at Temple Moor.  We understand how important it is to ensure we provide as much support as possible to ensure that students feel prepared and ready to start at Temple Moor, even in these unusual circumstances. We want this to be an exciting time for you, with a range of opportunities at your feet and we look forward to providing you with a high quality educational experience.

Year 6 Transition

“The benefits of our comprehensive transition process will be that:

  • Students arrive at Temple Moor confident, secure and ready to succeed.
  • Parents/carers and students are both fully aware and informed at all stages of how school life will change from Primary to Secondary School.
  • Students are allocated to a suitable form and teaching groups, based on pastoral and academic information from primary school.
  • Learning is able to begin quickly in September, as pupils have prior experience of the school – whether in virtual or practical.”

Mrs K Cuddy – Assistant Principal

Welcome message from

Mr West, Principal

Welcome message from Mrs Cuddy

Assistant Principal

Welcome from Mr Sutton

Transition Phase Leader

Welcome from Mr Moxon

Head of Year

Welcome from Mr Markey

Pastoral Engagement Lead

Extra-Curriculur Provision

Welcome from Mrs Johnson

Programme Leader for Performance

Letter regarding Instrumental Tuition at Temple Moor

Welcome from Mr Taberner

Programme Leader for PE

We know how daunting the move to secondary school can be for both students and parents/carers on any given year and appreciate that the situation around COVID-19 could have heightened those worries and concerns. We want to assure you that despite the challenges, we are still working closely with our primary partners and have evolved our transition process so that the process remains smooth and easy as possible for everyone.

We have strong links with our partner primary schools. Throughout the year, staff work closely together to share good practice and link learning at Key Stage 2 and 3. This has not changed, and we have enhanced how we work together using virtual and practical means. We have already started meeting with our Primary partners to ensure we have key information about students to aid a smooth transition process.

Once students arrive with us in September, we do a lot of work to help with the settling in process for all students, the students have both a Pastoral Leader, Mr Moxon and a Phase Leader, Mr Sutton. These key staff work with teams of people within the school, including form tutors and teaching staff, to help ensure everyone is informed about new students coming to us and this helps build effective relationships quickly.

Please read the Transition Booklet as this holds key information regarding the transition process, and has practical information about procedures at Temple Moor.

Please feel free to contact us using the email address: should you have any questions or concerns or call  0113 3900 770, where you can leave a message and the appropriate person will return your call.

transition: covid-19 statement
Transition Booklet 2021
Take a Virtual Tour of the School
Remote Learning Transition Activities
Individual Healthcare Plan
Summer Reading Newsletter

Temple Moor Year 6!

Arrangements for Summer Camp.  Read Letter here

Read Mr West’s end of academic year letter here

September 2021 Covid Testing Letter

RKLT Feeder Schools

Austhorpe Primary School
Colton Primary School
Meadowfield Primary School
Temple Newsam Halton Primary School
Whitkirk Primary School

Update Letter: 23 June 2021

Update:  23 June 2021:

We have unfortunately had to change plans for our face-to-face transition and move to a virtual offer.  The virtual offer will run on the same three days; however, students should attend their primary school where they will access live lessons and learning from teachers at Temple Moor.

We realise this is not the preferred option for students or us, however we must put the safety of students, staff and our community first.

The dates for each school in the slide below remain the same.

We are looking to be able to offer a transition timetable to all feeder schools in the future and will be in touch with more details when we have made firmer plans on this.

Although it will now be virtually our staff look forward to meeting you!

Other Feeder Schools

Welcome Letter
All Saints Richmond Hill C Of E Primary School
Allerton Church Of England Primary School
Barwick-in-Elmet Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Beechwood Primary School
Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School
Cross Gates Primary School
East Ardsley Primary Academy
Ebor Gardens Primary School
Grimes Dyke Primary School
Kerr Mackie Primary School
Manston Primary School
Manston St James Primary Academy
Parklands Primary School
Robin Hood Primary School
Scholes (Elmet) Primary School
Seacroft Grange Primary School
St Matthew’s Church of England Primary School
St Theresa’s Catholic Primary School
Swarcliffe Primary School
Victoria Primary Academy
Whinmoor St Paul’s Church of England Primary School
White Laith Primary School
Wykebeck Primary School

Whinmoor St Paul’s Church of England Primary School
White Laith Primary School
Woodlands Primary Academy
Wykebeck Primary School

The TMHS Learning Journey

Throughout the school, from Year 6 induction to Year 13 final exams, we are committed to maximising the opportunities our children have inside and outside the classroom and sending them on with the skills, qualities and achievements to thrive.