Year 4 to Year 5 Transfer

Mrs C Hudson

Year 5 Transition Lead


 My name is Claire Hudson. I am based at St Osmund’s Middle School and work alongside the three main First Schools linked to St Osmund’s. These are St Mary’s CE VC First School Charminster, St Mary’s Catholic First School in Dorchester and Manor Park CE VC First School.

I live in a village close to Dorchester with my husband. We have two children who both went to St Mary’s Middle School and onto Thomas Hardye School.

During the Spring and Summer terms, I spend time at the first schools with the Year 4 pupils and teaching staff, so that I can build a trusting relationship with the pupils and get an insight into the best ways we can prepare them for their individual learning.

For the whole of the Autumn term and up to February half term, I work at St Osmund’s alongside the Year 5 pupils and the teaching team, to provide the best support for your child.

If your child does not go to one of the linked schools, where possible, I will be in contact with the Year 4 teachers and hopefully be able to visit them at their first/primary school.

 If you would like to contact me, please do feel free to email me directly on the email above.


Children who make a smooth transition and experience school success tend to maintain higher levels of social competence and academic achievement.

(Alexander & Entiwisle 1988; Planta and Cox 1999; Luster and Mcadoo 1996; Shephard & smith 1998)


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