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Year 6 To 7 Transition

Offers will be made by Surrey County Council for admission to Christ's College in September 2021 on the 1st March 2021.   Click here for more information about admissions to Christ's College and the appeals process.

 

We want our students to feel ready, prepared, and confident to join Year 7 at Christ's College.  We have strong partnerships with our local primary schools, to ensure curriculum and pastoral continuity. 

We have a dedicated transition team lead by an Assistant Principal including the Progress Leader for Year 7, SENCO and Home School Link Worker. We work together with our local primary schools to ensure a smooth transition for students from Primary to Secondary School.  This includes speaking to every Year 6 teacher, family and child during the summer term before joining Christ's College to ensure we understand each student before placing them in their new classes. 

During the summer term, we also visit each student in their primary school so that they can ask questions of what it will be like to be a Christ's College student.  Likewise, in the autumn term, the Year 6 teachers are invited to visit Christ's College to see how their former students have settled into College life.

At the beginning of July, all Year 6 students are invited to an Induction Day to start learning about how they will become successful Christ's College students. They are introduced to their new class and start to make new friends, take a tour of the school and meet some of their new teachers so they can begin to understand how they will achieve their best.  

For parents, we hold an Information Evening on the same day as the main Induction Day for students. This starts an important relationship between the school and home.  Students are encouraged to attend with their families, and there is an opportunity to take part in a more informal question and answer session.

For students who may be more anxious about the move to secondary school, we run further opportunities, such as SEN sessions, or bespoke school tours with a senior leader, to help them settle and feel more confident.

Due to Covid-19, the Year 6 transition process last year followed a more bespoke pattern, with very small group tours available together with information sharing on the website, parent zoom meetings and individual calls home.  Our intention would be to provide a similar transition process should national/local restrictions still be in place. 

We look forward to welcoming you and your child to the Christ's College community.

 

KEY DATES

EVENT DATE FURTHER INFORMATION
Offer Day  Evening of 1st March 2021 Available by logging into the Surrey County Council eAdmissions website or notified by email if supplied.  If not, a letter is sent out first class post on 1st March 2021
Deadline to accept or decline offers. 15th March 2021 Please either accept or decline your place that has been offered by this date.
Welcome letter to parents who accepted a place at Christ's College. 1st March 2021 Includes a variety of Admission forms to return to College by 15 March 2021
Christ's College staff contact with Year 6 primary school teachers. April 2021  
Parents Initial Information Evening Tuesday 8th June 2021

The transition team, Assistant Head Mrs Sandiford, and the Head of Year 7, Miss H Young, will talk about how we will get to know your child over the next couple of months, the Summer Camp and our Chromebook for Learning scheme.  This will take place on Zoom.

Click here for a copy of the presentation from the Zoom meeting.

Tours of Christ's College for Parents Monday 21st - Thursday 24th June 4.00pm- 6.00pm.

We will be opening our doors to Year 5  & 6 prospective parents to have tours with our Senior Management Team.  To keep us Covid-safe, we will give you joining instructions after half term.  Although this will be after the school day, it will be a chance for you to meet us in person and see our school, if you have not done so already.

Additional Transition Day for SEND students Monday 28th June 2021 For students with specific needs and in conjunction with primary school SENCOs, there will be an additional transition day for students who would benefit from an extra day 
Year 6 Transition Day. Tuesday, 29th June 2021 9.00am - 3.00pm

Our transition day for students  - which we are hoping to hold a face to face -  to find out more about Christ's College, meet classmates, take a tour of the school and enjoy some lessons.

  • Meet at the front of Christ’s College, main entrance.
  • Wear your current school uniform.
  • Bring with you a water bottle and snack.
  • The day will consist of: An assembly with Senior Leaders, Tutor Time in your new tutor group, 2 lessons (one will be PE) and a final Year 7 Assembly.

 

Parents Information Evening. Tuesday, 29th June 2021 6.00pm - 7.00pm. For parents and students to ask questions, meet Class Tutors, Year 7 Progress Leader and the senior team.  Also an opportunity to purchase school uniform.
Unismart Uniform Appointments for Year 7 starters. Thursday 1st, 8th and 15th July. 4.00 - 6.00pm

Please book an appointment directly with Unismart at unismartltd@gmail.com

To guarantee supply of uniform orders must be placed by end of July.
 

Second Hand Uniform Sales with Friends of Christ's College

Wednesday 23th June 3.15- 4.15pm

Saturday 17th and 31st July 2021 10.00am - 12.00pm

Our Parent Teacher Association Friends of Christ's College will be offering for sale second hand uniform outside the main reception area.
Summer Camp Monday 9th to Friday 13th August 2021 See information below.
Start date for new Year 7 students. 2nd Sept 2021 Our new Year 7 students will start their first day of College on their own without older students, to help them settle in.

 

SUMMER TRANSITION CAMP 

Monday 9th - Friday 13th August 2021

We will be are running a Summer Transition Camp for all our new Year 7 students who will be joining us in September.  The Summer Camp will be an ideal opportunity for your child to meet other students and to become familiar with their new secondary school teachers. 

The camp is free of charge for all students however you will need to register online or complete a registration form.  The Summer Camp will run at the school from Monday 9th August to Friday 13th August, each day from 9.00am - 3.00pm and will focus on Mathematics, English, Sports and drama.  Lunch and drinks will be provided free to the students throughout the camp and there will also be a free day trip  to London Zoo on the Thursday - Covid permitting.    On the Friday all parents/guardians will be invited for a picnic lunch followed by a Sports Day afternoon and graduation.

Students will be given stationery including a scientific calculator, a drawstring bag, notebooks, literacy/numeracy resources and a Kindle to keep (on the basis that they have a 100% attendance and punctuality record every day that the camp runs).

We really think that the Camp will help our new students settle into their secondary school. This year, we will be working with Teachus Camps to provide the Summer Camp: if you wish your child to participate, we will need to share your contact details with them so that they can contact you.  We will provide further information about the Summer Camp on our Zoom meeting on Tuesday 8th June.

Sign-up:

Summer Camp   https://www.teachuscamps.co.uk/student-registation/cc/ 

Registration will close on Sunday 13th June 

 

Teachus Camps   https://www.teachuscamps.co.uk/

CONTACTS

Mrs L Sandiford - Assistant Principal transition@christscollege.surrey.sch.uk
Mrs E Unwin - Admissions  eunwin@chirstscollege.surrey.sch.uk
Miss H Young - Year 7 Progress Leader from Sept 2021 transition@christscollege.surrey.sch.uk

 

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Welcome Letter to Parents/Guardians 1st... 01st Mar 2021 Download
Letter to Parents of Year 6 students joi... 24th May 2021 Download
Friends of Christ's College New Parents... 24th May 2021 Download
Year 6 Uniform Letter to Parents 24.5.21 24th May 2021 Download
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