Year 6 Transition 2021

September 2021 Intake


Please find below the videos from key staff within the school, through which we have shared with you the information we would have provided at the face-to-face Induction Event.  In addition to this, parents/carers will still be able to join us in an optional online “Zoom” meeting at 5pm on the 8th of July. This will be a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have.


If, as a parent/carer, you still have further questions, following reading the Parent/Student Guides and watching the supporting videos, then please use the online form to ask any questions. We will subsequently publish an FAQ document detailing our response to these questions on Thursday morning.  Please read through this document before the Zoom meeting, as answers provided here will not be addressed again in the meeting.


In the meantime, if you have any urgent queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us by emailing

Awsworth Induction Day Letter

Gilthill Induction Day Letter

Hempshill Induction Day Letter

Holywell Induction Day Letter

Horsendale Induction Day Letter

Kimberley Induction Day Letter

Larkingfields Induction Day Letter

Mornington Induction Day Letter

Induction Events

Information Booklets

The two booklets below are intended to provide all the information parents and carers will need as they start to prepare for September.  These will shortly be updated for the September 2021 intake

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Year 6 Virtual Induction 2021

Virtual Tour of the School

A tour of the school with Mrs Fitzsimons.  You might find it useful watch this and trace the route on map of the school in the student information booklet at the bottom of this page.  Watch out for our fantastic new Sixth Form centre which opened in September.

Tutor Presentations

Please click on the relevant video below for the introduction from your child’s tutor.

Frequently asked questions

My child has been placed in a different tutor group to their close friends, can they change groups?

The tutor group is the group in which the students register and are taught some of their lessons. In many lessons, the students are mixed with others from across the year group – for instance in core subjects where students are grouped by ability, and in practical lessons where group sizes are smaller for health and safety reasons. Our priority is to place students into tutor groups where they will work best. It is important to note that this may not necessarily be with all of their friends. Indeed, experience shows us children integrate more efficiently into school if they are mixed up a little and make new friends. We have placed students into groups based upon information received from their current Primary School. This includes the support they might benefit from, as well as individuals they may not work well with. We cannot guarantee that students will be with their friends however we will endeavour to place them with others from their Primary School. As we are over-subscribed, the tutor groups are full. As a result, we are unable to make any changes to these groups. Please do be reassured that we will work with all students in September to ensure that they quickly settle into their new tutor group and classes.

Where should my son/daughter go on their first day in September?

The first day for Year 7 is Thursday 2nd September; on this day, Year 7 will be the only year group in the school. This is so that they can spend time with their tutor and get to know the school. We will start the morning with an assembly. Students should therefore, in this instance only, enter school through the Main Reception. Staff will be there to show them where to go.

Will students get to meet their tutor on the Induction day?

Students will spend time with one of the Year 7 tutors on the Induction day, so there is a chance that this person will be their tutor. Tutors have each recorded a video introducing themselves; this will be played on the Induction day so that students can ‘put a face to a name’. If other members of the team are available, they may pop in to introduce themselves to students.

What do I do if I think my child is Dyslexic?

Our Learning Support team can run tests to see if we need to put in place any additional support for your child. Please be aware, however, that Year 7 need some ‘settling in’ time for the first few months before we usually do this.