Frequently Asked Questions
All about SixIntoSeven
What is SixIntoSeven?
SixIntoSeven is a digital platform which helps to promote further collaboration between primary and secondary schools as pupils move from Year 6 to Year 7. This is achieved by sharing pastoral and academic information in a consistent format which is compliant with GDPR and cyber security standards. In this way each pupil will experience a personalised transition, where the knowledge gained by the primary school over many years is transferred well before the pupil arrives for use on day one of the new school year.
Who is it for?
The simple answer is primary and secondary schools in England who want to form a more collaborative partnership. We work with MATs, alliances, at a local authority level or local clusters. The lead organisation signs up and manages the process. The primary school input information on each pupil. SixIntoSeven transfers this data so that secondary schools can create support packages ready for the start of the new academic year. Primary schools can also be confident that their knowledge and understanding of their Year 6 cohort will be used by the Year 7 teachers.
What information is transferred?
Each group of schools has their own ideas about what data points should be included. This can include academic progress and pastoral information including SEND. We discuss what should be transferred as we set up your partnership.
I need to talk to the new school about this pupil
We realise that somethings a proper conversation. In these cases, the primary colleague can add a red flag next to the pupil’s name indicating that the secondary school should phone for additional information.
Who manages SixIntoSeven?
SixIntoSeven has been designed and built by askEddi Ltd, an education technology company specialising in secure data management products for schools. We are registered with the ICO and cyber security certified.
Our company number is 07504837. The Registered office is at Unit 2c Pritchards Wingbury Courtyard Business Village, Wingrave, Aylesbury, Bucks, England, HP22 4LW
Please visit the contact page if you require additional information
My school is part of a borough-wide or MAT group
We are excited to be working with local authorities, alliances and MATs to deliver SixIntoSeven to all their schools. If you are part of one of these groups and you have a general enquiry about taking part, please contact the person from your borough or MAT in the first instance or our support team via the contact page.
The Pricing Structure
Please contact us for a quote which can be tailored to your specific requirements.
Find out more
We would be delighted to hear from you. Please use out contact page to book a demonstration and find out more about how SixIntoSeven can help the pupils in your care.
How to pay
We will start registering you onto SixIntoSeven once we have received a purchase order.
Consistency in sharing pupil information
How does a primary school use SixIntoSeven?
The primary schools will enter pupil information on an online grid. They will be able to download school-based reports on selected information and full reports on individual pupils
What do secondary schools receive?
Secondary schools are presented with a data grid which is populated with the information published by the primary school. The head of the secondary school, or those with appropriate permissions, can download this information for distribution to the appropriate colleagues or to upload to their MIS.
What happens if some of my pupils go to schools outside my MAT, alliance, local authority or cluster?
This is not a problem. Any secondary school using SixIntoSeven can receive information on any pupil expected in Year 7 which has been published by a primary school anywhere in the country.
What happens if one of my pupils goes to a school which is not taking part in SixIntoSeven?
SixIntoSeven is the one-stop-shop for transition. If there is a school who are not part of SixIntoSeven, this is not an issue. The primary school will be able to create a PDF of all the uploaded information which can be handed over to the destination secondary school. SixIntoSeven will not be responsible for its safe data transfer.
Some of my pupils go to secondary schools which are collecting different information
It is important that colleagues do not waste time uploading information which is not requested. You will be able to see on your grid what information is asked for from each secondary school for each pupil.
I have thirty pupils in my class. That’s a lot of box-ticking
We have always been mindful of teacher workload, but never more so than now. To speed up the process, each question is set by default to the most common response, where no action is needed.
Compliance to GDPR and cyber security
Sharing personal data with a third party is not something which any professional should undertake lightly. This includes information going by email, by spreadsheet as well as through internet-based apps. Appropriate agreements must be signed which show the rights and responsibilities of the sender and the receiver.
This is a complex legal process which is time-consuming and expensive to complete. We have included within SixIntoSeven data sharing and participation agreements which have been audited and agreed by Derbyshire County Council’s well regarded Data Protection for Schools organisation, which is part of their Education Data Hub. These must be signed whenever a link is established between two schools.
The cost saving benefit for schools to produce and manage Data Sharing Agreements and Data Protection Impact Assessments have been included in the annual subscription cost. We’ll be happy to share this cost saving with you when we produce a quote for your school or group of schools.
As well as helping ensure that your school meets GDPR standards, we have also obtained validation that ours does too. We have been awarded the Cyber Essentials certificate. This is awarded by the UK government’s National Cyber Security Centre and, to quote the NCSC, Cyber Essentials
gives you protection against a wide variety of the most common cyber-attacks. This is important because vulnerability to simple attacks can mark you out as target for more in-depth unwanted attention from cyber criminals and others.
Certification gives you peace of mind that your defences will protect against the vast majority of common cyber-attacks simply because these attacks are looking for targets which do not have the Cyber Essentials technical controls in place.
Our certificate number is IASME-CE-014334