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Bradley Stoke

Inspire | Believe | Succeed

Y6-Y7 Transition 

Welcome to our Cohort 18 parents and students who will have heard recently that they have a place at BSCS in September 2018.  

Headteacher Presentation
18 June 2018

Enrichment, Enrichment week and Session 16
18 June 2018

Uniform, Tutor times, Online payments
18 June 2018

Transition days, PSHEE and Pastoral
18 June 2018

** Note - 7P and 7R will be doing PE on day 2 NOT 7O
**  Don't forget to pay your £20 locker key deposit into Reception asap if you didn't do this at the Y7 Transition Evening on 18 June **

** New info just in - there will be inset days on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th September 2018 so school will start for Year 7 students on Wednesday 5th September 2018 **  Added 22 March 2018

Welcome booklet
March 2018

Welcome Letter
March 2018

Transition Parents Meeting
18 June - May 2018

Preparing your child for secondary school; working together for a smoother transition - optional extra meeting - Monday 2 July 6-7.30pm Presentation

Moving from primary to secondary school is an exciting and significant event and an important milestone which, for many parents and carers, signals a change in expectations regarding developing greater independence and organisation. See below for an up to date event list for Cohort 18 students starting here September 2018.

Meet your Transition Team

L to R

Deb Pentney - Transition forms and paperwork

Erica Wolstenholme - SENCO

Cristiana Ferris - SEN Transition

Susie Davis - Director of Student Support

Jacqui Gallagher - Student Support Co-Ordinator KS3

We consider that successful transition depends on a range of things such as creating the right environment where students feel safe and secure, to supporting students in developing positive relationships quickly within their tutor groups and with their teachers, and for us as a school, to successfully work in partnership with parents and carers.

It is often parents and carers that worry the most and this can be because, for many of you, your time at secondary school was a long time ago and you are not sure what to expect and you will want to offer your child reassurance and support but don’t necessarily have the information to do so!  There are lots of people here to support students through this transition period and we know that they are bound to be a little bit nervous or anxious – this is perfectly normal!

For students, we offer opportunities for them to get to know Bradley Stoke Community School as soon as we can and this starts during terms 5 and 6 when we will be coming out to visit our new students in their primary schools.  These sessions will be an opportunity for students to ask lots of questions and to find out information about some of the things that they are interested in.  

Frequently Asked Questions by Students

For parents, the Parents Information Evening takes place this year on Monday 18 June 2018 between 6 & 7.30pm.  It will be an opportunity for you to find out more about the structure of the school and how parents and carers can support transition. 

Uniform is now ordered through our suppliers, Initially Yours, and you can visit their local shop in Hambrook or order online.  Initially Yours.  Please see below in Some Useful Documents our BSCS Uniform policy.

Transition Days take place this year on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 June 2018 from 9am (please don't arrive until after 8.45am) until 2.15pm. This is an opportunity for students to meet with their tutor, to meet other students who are going to be part of the tutor group, to start to learn their way around school and to experience a day at secondary school! Students will be a given a “student survival” guide which was created by other students as a support for any new students joining us from primary school. This contains lots of facts and tips about where to go and who to speak to in a range of situations.  Students don't need to wear school uniform and will need to bring a packed lunch.  

We look forward to meeting
with you all very soon.

Ms Beresford Wylie
Director of Student Support