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Year 6 Transition

September 2020 Admissions

Welcome to all Year 6 pupils and their parents!

By now, your child's primary school should have told you about: Starting Secondary School in Hillingdon 2020.

Our open evening for 2020 admissions is early in the Autumn Term on Thursday 12 September 2019.  Following this, you must complete either an online, or paper, application by October half term.  If you are successful in gaining a place at Bishopshalt, an offer letter/email will be sent to you by the Local Authority at the beginning of March 2020.  Details of our Open Evening, and of the application process (including key dates), can be found in the Hillingdon booklet.

Transferring from Primary to Secondary School can be an unsettling time for both pupils and their families.  I hope that the programme of events that we have organised will give you all the opportunity to feel confident about changing schools, and to look forward to a new start in September.

Mrs J Denial
Assistant Headteacher - Key Stage 3

Copies - Transition Forms

ICT Acceptable Use Policy - ALL pupils and parents to complete
Home/School Agreement - ALL parents to complete
Classroom Expectations/Code of Conduct - All pupils and parents to sign
Behaviour Policy - ALL pupils and parents 

Key Dates

May - June 2020

Bishopshalt School staff will visit all primary schools to talk to Year 6 teachers and meet the Year 6 pupils.  This visit will be an opportunity for us to find out about the needs and abilities of our new pupils, to tell pupils about the arrangements for the Transition Day in July and the Induction Day in September, as well as to provide pupils with the opportunity to discuss any concerns they may have, and ask questions about the school.

YEAR 6 TRANSITION QUIZ

In preparation for transition into Bishopshalt we will put together a fun quiz for new starters to complete.  It is not compulsory to take part but those who want to take part can complete and return the Quiz (word version) either by email or post it.  Entrants are rewarded with certificates.

Look out for the 2020 quiz here next year!

Subject Wordsearch

We'll publish a Wordsearch next year to help 2020 entrants get to know more about the subjects they will be studying - watch out for the link soon!

Tuesday 7 July 2020 (9.15am) - Hillingdon Transition Day

All Year 6 pupils in Hillingdon visit their new Secondary Schools on this date.  They should be accompanied by their parents, as there will be a meeting for new parents finishing at 10.45am, giving further information about the transition process.  

On this day, pupils will be able to meet their Year Tutor, Form Tutor, and some of the other teachers and teaching assistants.  They will have time to have a tour of the school, have lunch in the school canteen, and get to know where their Form Room will be in September.

During the remainder of the day, pupils will take part in a variety of exciting Key Stage 3 learning experiences, including some practical activities. Pupils will be provided with a work folder for the day.

What do I need to bring to Bishopshalt on Transition Day?

  • Arrive at 9.15am, dressed in Primary School Uniform.
  • "PREP" (writing equipment) - Pen, Ruler, Eraser, Pencil
  • A bottle of water to drink
  • Lunch will be provided, free of charge, up to the value of £2.80
  • "Best of Me" work.  Your best piece of work from your primary school.

Further information/forthcoming events will be sent out to parents prior to Transition Day.

Year 7 Induction Day - Wed 2nd September 2020 (9.30am) (provisional)

All our Year 7 pupils start a day earlier than the rest of the school in September - this is our Year 7 Induction Day.  This gives us more of an opportunity to get to know the new pupils, and it will enable the pupils to find their way around when the school is not quite so busy.  Most of the day will be spent with the Form Tutor getting organised for the new term (eg handing in letters/forms, being provided with Contact Books/Timetables etc....).  School photographs will also be taken on this day and biometric information for cashless catering.

Parent and child induction and welcome to Bishopshalt - to be confirmed

An evening to help parents and children understand how their new school works.  There will be a chance to meet, and receive information from Mrs Denial (Assistant Headteacher), the Year Tutor, and the relevant form tutors.  Following this, there will be an opportunity to be welcomed by the Headteacher in the Main Hall, where refreshments will be provided, and a range of staff and governors will be available to meet parents and students.

Year 7 Teambuilding Day - Date to be confirmed

Year 7 will have their timetable suspended for the day and will take part in a range of team orientated activities at Hillingdon Outdoor Activities Centre.  The day will aim to:

  • Help the Year 7s to bond as a year group.

  • Encourage new friendships to develop.

  • Help to develop teamwork.

  • Encourage participation in a range of positive and healthy activities.

  • Introduce and reinforce the house and rewards system.

Year 7 Progress Meeting with Form Tutors (provisional)

This is an opportunity for some parents to have a short meeting with their child's Form Tutor.  Not all parents will be invited to this evening as the focus of this meeting will be to discuss how your child is settling into secondary school.  If we feel your child has settled in well to their new school and environment it will not be necessary for you to attend and an invitation will NOT be sent.

There will be a full Parent Consultation Evening with subject teachers in the Spring Term.