Pre-School – Transition to Primary School (Ages 4-5 Years Old)
Daily life in the Pre-School is similar to the Ante Pre-School, however, the focus of this year is to prepare your child for Lower School, making the transition as smooth and easy as possible. There is also the option for your child to participant in weekly classes such as football and ballet, an introduction into co-curricular activities in preparation for school life.
APPLYING FOR ALBYN SCHOOL
All pupils in the Pre-School have the option of applying for a place in Lower 1 at Albyn School. Entrance tests occur in January and offers of places will be made in February. All Pre-School children will spend time in the Lower 1 classrooms from April onwards to familiarise themselves with the school environment. Your child will also experience ‘playtime’ and will be given more responsibility throughout the nursery day.
EXTERNAL NEW STARTS
If your child is due to start in Lower 1 but has not attended the Albyn Nurseries, they will be given opportunities to spend time in the nursery in the summer term in order to familiarise themselves with their future classmates and new surroundings.
Parents will also be invited to attend an induction meeting in June where Lower 1 routines will be discussed and you will be given the opportunity to meet the Lower School teaching staff.