Hello New Y7s.
I bet you have lots of feelings whizzing around about starting with us in September; excitement, nerves, intrigue. Hopefully you have met some of us before if you have been to see the school but if not do not worry, we are all really friendly and are excited to meet you.
I am sad to say with the restrictions still in place our Induction Day will not be able to go ahead. However our Y7 tutors are super excited to meet you and get to know you all. As you will not get to meet them on Induction Day we will put a parents evening on for you so you can meet them and get any questions answered you might have. This will be in July and an email will be sent to you outlining how you book an appointment. These members of Staff will support you for the next 5-7 years. They will help you to find your feet when you first start and once you are settled, they will inspire you to work hard and fully engage in the life of our school – dreaming big and achieving so many wonderful things.
In September you will come into school for a full day before the rest of the school (aside from Y11 who also start a day early) to meet your tutor in person, find your way around our school and meet some of your teachers and all your new friends. By the time home-time arrives on that first day you will be buzzing with happiness and any butterflies you might have (and those your parents have) will have disappeared.
Head over to our Heads of Year/ House page https://swracademy.org/our-academy/heads-of-year/ and enjoy reading about each Head of year and the different Houses. Prior to parents evening in July you will find out which House you are in too and on your first day you will meet all the Heads of House in person in our welcome assembly.
The Heads of House and your tutors will meet you as you arrive to school in September (and me of course) and before you know it you will be in Y11, remembering how little you were on that first day but also how brave you were, how smart you looked and how resilient you’ve been, having spent some of the past 2 years learning from home in the most unusual of times.
So all you have to do is concentrate on the end of Y6 studies. Information will come to you at the start of July about who your tutor is, what house you are in, and when the virtual ‘Meet your tutor’ parents evening will be and how to make an appointment.
Head of Year 7/ Head of Lancer House
If your child is due to join us in September 2021, we realise that you may have many questions and need information to prepare for the big day. To help in this process we have highlighted areas of the website which you will find useful and have provided some information and dates below. Should you have any more questions, then please do not hesitate to contact our Admissions team on 01400 272422.
Once you have accepted your place at the school, we shall prepare your child’s New Starter Pack which includes forms to be completed in preparation for September 2021. This will be sent directly to you (by email) in early May 2021 – please complete and return them to us by Friday 28 May 2021.
Our induction day on the 1 July 2021 has unfortunately been cancelled, but at the beginning of July we will get the information out to you where you will find out which House they will be in, which tutor they have and when the virtual ‘Meet your tutor’ parents evening will be and how to make the appointment.
You may wish to visit our School Information section of the website which can be found under the ‘Parents’ menu as the information links below are mostly contained within that area.
Below is a really useful website which has some helpful information to make the transition from primary to secondary as smooth as possible.
Click to visit: Place2be.org.uk