New Starters 2018

Here you will find information for the parents/guardians of students joining Year 7 at St. Mary's from September 2018. 

On the menu there are links to a Data Collection sheet, a Biometric consent form, a Medical form and a Free School Meal form.  Please complete and return these forms at the Parents Evening on the 28th June. It is vital that we have accurate information for your child before they start in September.

Transition Week

We are looking forward to welcoming your child during Transition Week from Monday 9th July – Friday 13th July 2018. 

The Academy day starts at 8:35 a.m. and finishes, for the Year 6’s, at 3:00 p.m. Pupils arriving at the Academy should make their way into the school building through the pupil entrance; staff and prefects will help to direct pupils. At the end of the day pupils leaving on foot will be invited to make their own way home at 3:00pm. Please note that home time on Thursday will be 2:30pm due to our early finish. Pupils being picked up by car will be escorted to the front of school at 3:00pm to be collected by parents. Please be aware that parking will be very difficult on site at this time and I would encourage parents to park close to the Academy and walk to collect your son/daughter from the front of school. Pupils travelling by public or private bus will wait in the school dining area until they are escorted to the buses at 3:10pm.

On Monday 9th July pupils will be introduced to their Form Tutor, will get to know the new building and will also be involved in some typical lessons and activities. Pupils should arrive in their primary school uniform.

During Tuesday 10th – Thursday 12th pupils will be working with an external company to explore how they can make a successful transition from primary to secondary school. Year 10 pupils will also be leading sessions in conjunction with the company. As many of these activities will be practical please could pupils arrive on these days in their primary school PE kit and trainers. If a jumper or warm top is not part of your child’s normal PE kit please ensure that they wear their school jumper in addition to their PE kit.

On Friday 13th July pupils will participate in groups to complete a series of linked challenges. They should arrive in their primary school uniform.

Pupils will be required to bring a packed lunch on each day during the week. Pupils entitled to a free school meal will have a packed lunch provided. We will ask the primary schools for this information prior to the week. There will be no opportunity for Year 6 pupils to make any cash purchases at break or lunch.

In addition to their lunch please can pupils also bring a pen and a pencil.