Year 6 Transition
September 2020 Admissions
Video: Virtual Taster Lesson - Art
Video: Virtual Taster Lesson - PE
Dear Parents & Carers,
It has been an absolute pleasure to be able to speak to the Year 6 teachers at all of our feeder primary schools over the past few weeks and to find out all about the wonderful group of students who will be joining the Bishopshalt community from September; we can’t wait to meet them. Please note that if your child no longer requires their place at Bishopshalt School please contact Mrs Cookson, Admissions Officer – firstname.lastname@example.org at the earliest opportunity, so that we can allocate their place to one of the many children on our waiting list.
The Orange Booklet contains a series of very important data collection forms, school policies and consent forms and it must be completed in full and returned to Bishopshalt School by Friday 10th July at the very latest. The White Booklet is for you to keep and contains useful information regarding your child’s transition to secondary school.
When we last wrote to you we were hoping that we would be able to invite your child to visit us at Bishopshalt before the end of the summer term in order to allow them to get to know the school and key staff before they formally start. Unfortunately, government guidelines pertaining to the specific groups of students who are allowed on our school site mean that we will be unable to proceed with these sessions.
In place of these transition visits we are in the process of creating a number of transition videos for parents, carers and students, as well as virtual taster lessons in a variety of different subject areas. In the final two weeks of term our Year 7 Form Tutors also will be calling every member of their future Year 7 form group so that they can answer any questions you or your child may have. We hope that this 'virtual' transition will go some way towards easing any anxieties and helping you and your child to prepare for September. If your child is on the SEN register, you will also hear from the SEN team.
Our 'Meet the Year 7 Team' video and Virtual Taster lessons can be found at the top of this page. We ask that the Year 6 students watch all videos, presentations and try out as many of the taster lessons as possible over the summer holiday. We will be adding to these over the next couple of weeks with:
- Presentation for parents and carers
- Virtual tour of the school
- Welcome to the SEN department
In an amendment to our original term dates, we now anticipate that our Year 7 Induction Day will take place on Thursday 3rd September, Year 7 students will also be in school on Friday 4th September before the rest of the school return on Monday 7th September.
Please note that our school canteen will not be open during these first two days of term. As such, students will finish early enough to allow them to return home for lunch, however we ask that they bring a drink and a snack for breaktime. P.E. kit will not be needed on these first two days of term.
Thursday 3rd September
(Induction Day 1)
Friday 4th September
(Induction Day 2)
The safety of all of our students, including our new Year 7 pupils, is our highest priority and it goes without saying that we will continue to closely monitor the latest government and scientific guidance and make amendments where necessary.
We will not be able to invite parents onsite during the school day, however we hope that we will be in the position to hold a Parents Information Evening on Monday 7th September at 5pm. Our aim will be to confirm all arrangements during August, however with the ever evolving situation we cannot confirm anything at this stage; we therefore ask that you regularly check our website for the most up to date information throughout August.
If there are any queries or any other matters you wish to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact the school. We will continue to keep you updated via our website and very much look forward to meeting you and your child as soon as it is safe to do so.
J Denial (Mrs)
Assistant Headteacher – Director of Studies for Year 7