Year 7 Transition Day – Final Information

Dear Parent, Carer and Student,

I hope you and your family are well and have managed to have a good summer. I would like to outline some information about the Transition Day on Tuesday 7th September.

Start time / finish time and dropping off arrangements:

Students should aim to arrive at the academy no earlier than 8.20am. The day will begin at 8.30am. Students should enter the building by either the main entrance at the front of the building or via the Rockwood entrance. 

Students should be in academy uniform minus their school tie, which will be distributed by the academy during the day. 

Transition day will end at 2.30pm and parents should arrange how and where their son/ daughter will be collected.

Transition Day Activities:

Students will spend the day with their coach getting accustomed to the academy building and completing tasks which will help them to learn more about life in our community. They will also find out their classes for the year and will spend lots of time getting to know new friends and peers.

What to bring:

Students should not bring their PE kit on Transition Day. They must bring something to write with and suitable outdoor clothing, such as a coat, as students will be expected to be outside during their break and lunchtime. It is also recommended they bring a water bottle for the day. They should also remember to bring their ‘Get to know me’, Maths and English tasks if they have completed them.

Lunch time arrangements:

Students are able to bring their own packed lunch or pre-order a canteen option from the link below. This will cost £2.50 and will be deducted from your Parent Pay account once you have created and credited your account later in the week. If you are eligible for free school meals then no payment will be charged. Students should NOT bring cash to purchase their lunch. Our academy uses biometric fingerprint recognition and students will be asked to use this to collect their lunch orders. Please get in contact via info@cooppriesthorpe.co.uk if you do not wish for your son/daughter to have their fingerprint used.

Lunch choices: Please complete the following form

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18vaoJ2RuTj_nxxwyBrLz7O4rRWV0Gg82m9xM1KmkjKo/edit?usp=sharing

What students will be bringing home and what to watch out for:

Students will receive a pack with the following information in. They should bring this home and share it with you.

1.     Your ‘Parent Pay’ login.

2.     Their new ‘House Tie’ with  instructions on how to pay for this via parent pay later in the week.

3.    Log-in details for the following; ClassCharts, Google Classrooms, My Ed. All of which are apps that allow you and your son/ daughter to monitor  progress, rewards and behaviour throughout their time at Priesthorpe as well the ‘My Ed’ being a tool for communication between yourself and the academy..

4.    Details on our Virtual Transition Parents Evening which will take place during the evening of  Tuesday 7th September between 6.00pm and 6.30pm. This is an optional evening which will be held via the Google Meet app.

5. Their student planner and timetable.

Covid Lateral Flow Testing

If you have consented to your son/daughter participating in the covid lateral flow testing scheme you should now have received a personalised time slot for Monday 6th September. If you have not then please contact  info@cooppriesthorpe.co.uk.  

What happens after Transition Day?:

The academy will welcome back students from Years 8-13 across the rest of the week commencing 6th September. Year 7 students will return for their second day on Wednesday 8th September. Can I thank those of you who have already completed the admissions form. If you have not already done so then please click on the link and submit your information. https://forms.gle/7mDc4xNos8SuPUwx8 as soon as possible.

Finally we understand that transition from Year 6 to Year 7, even in ‘normal times’, can be a difficult and anxious time for both parents/carers and students. The disruption we have seen this year has meant the process of transition has been managed in a very different way but please be assured that we have, and continue to work as hard as we can to ensure that all students feel happy, safe and confident in becoming a part of the Co-op community. 

Please do not hesitate to email  info@cooppriesthorpe.co.uk if you have any final questions, and we look forward to welcoming you next week.

Many thanks

Miss J Cronshaw

Key Stage 3 Leader