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Year 7 Transition - Sept 2024 Entry

Key Dates For Pupils Joining Year 7 in September 2024

Offers:

Offers for September 2024 admission were sent out on 1 March 2024.

Acceptance Date: 15 March 2024
Acceptance of your place must be sent to your home LEA (where you pay your council tax) by 15 March 2024.

3 June - 28 June 2024

Between Monday 3 to Friday 28 June we will be speaking to the Year 6 teachers at all of our feeder primary schools so that we can find out all about the group of students who will be joining the Bishopshalt community in September 2024.  We will also be visiting some of our larger feeder primary schools and meeting the students in person and during these visits we will be handing out ‘Transition Packs’ which contain important information and an Orange Booklet for you to fill in and return to us. If we are not able to visit your child’s primary school, this will be posted to your home address.

Tuesday 2 July 2024 - Hillingdon Transition Day: Registration from 9.15am

All Year 6 pupils in Hillingdon visit their new Secondary Schools on this date.  Parents should accompany their children and stay to attend a meeting giving further information about the transition process.  We ask that the students and a parent or carer arrive between 9.15 am and 9.35 am, so that we can register your child and start promptly at 9.45 am. It is incredibly important that parents and carers remain with us for the first part of the morning as we will be providing you with important information and advice to help your child prepare for the start of term in September.  It is anticipated that the meeting for parents will end at approximately 10.50am, when your child's Head of Year, our SENCo and the Deputy Head in charge of Transition will be available for informal discussions, should you have any questions. 

Please ensure that you bring the Orange Booklet contained in your transition pack, with you on this day. Failure to fully complete this booklet, or to return it on time, will have a detrimental effect on your child’s smooth transition from primary to secondary school.

Over the course of the day the students will get to meet myself, their Head of Year, and other key members of staff.  They will spend a significant amount of time getting to know their Form Tutor and the other members of their class as well as experiencing some Key Stage 3 taster lessons. They will also be given a tour of the school, find out what life at Bishopshalt is like and get the chance to ask any questions or discuss anxieties they may have.

What should my child wear/bring to Transition Day?

Your child should wear their primary school uniform and should ensure that they bring a pen, pencil and notepad, as well as a bottle of water. All pupils will be provided with lunch free of charge in the school canteen, however they may bring a packed lunch if they would prefer to.

You can return and collect your child at 3.05 pm. Pupils will also be allowed to make their own way home, if you are happy for them to do so. Please be aware there will be no parking on the school site and that unfortunately, we cannot accommodate younger siblings.

Key things to remember for Transition Day:

  • Arrive between 9.15 and 9.35am
  • Wear primary school uniform.
  • Fully complete and return the Orange Booklet
  • Pen, pencil and notepad
  • A bottle of water to drink
  • Lunch will be provided free of charge, but bring a packed lunch if you prefer

Year 7 Induction Day/Return to School – Tuesday 3 September 2024

Please note that Year 7 students' first day back to school is on Tuesday 3 September. This is for an Induction Day which will prepare them for the new term and familiarise them with the school before the rest of the students return.  We expect all of our new Year 7 students to attend on this day. We ask that the pupils and a parent or carer arrive between 9.15am and 9.35am. Parents and carers will need to stay until approximately 10.45am. Further information about Induction Day will be provided on Transition Day.

The Year Ahead: Parents Information Evening and Social Event - TBC

The Year Ahead Evening will take place from 4.30pm until 6.30pm. We ask that the pupils and one parent or carer arrive between 4.15pm and 4.25pm in order to allow us to start promptly. The evening will be split into two separate sections. The first half will take place in the main hall and will be our final opportunity to disseminate important information to pupils, parents and carers. Following this presentation we invite you and your child to join us in the Mansion Gardens for some light refreshments and the opportunity to meet other Year 7 pupils and their parents. Form Tutors, our SENCO  and other key members of the Year 7 team will also be available, should you wish to talk to them.

Key Dates

Tuesday 2 July 2024 - Hillingdon Transition Day

Induction Meeting 3 Sept 2024

Year Ahead Meeting Sept 2024 - TBC