On Thursday 6th July and Friday 7th July Year 6 pupils who will join Newbridge next academic year will spend time at Newbridge to get to know their new class, tutor and have a taste of their new school.
Extensive transition has already begun between schools so we know quite a lot about the children already, especially if your child has special needs of any kind.
On the evening of the Thursday 6th July there will be a parent’s information evening for families (see below).
On the two days the children will:
- Go to an assembly with the Headteacher, Mr Goacher
- Spend Tutor Time with their new tutor in the tutor base
- Have lessons where they get to know other children in their new class
- Go to break and lunch before the older students
- Have exclusive use of the Adventure Playground
- Be accompanied by Year 8 escorts who will help them to know where to go and answer any questions.
Students who will use the school bus at the start of next term can use the school bus free of charge on the two days with stops at:
- The Co-Op (formally the Rose & Crown) 8:15am
- Near No. 33 Hensons Lane 8:18am
- The Rangers WMC 8:19am
- Chip Shop 8:20am
Bus departs Newbridge at 3.25pm (2.55pm on Fridays)
School starts at 8.45am.
Pupils should go to the Performing Arts area when the bell goes.
Student Ambassador’s will welcome your child and help with directions.
Year 6 should wear their Primary School uniform.
Newbridge Uniform can be collected at the Parent’s Evening (see below for times)
The Diner will be open during for Breakfast, Break-time and Lunch-time service.
A school dinner (during lunch-time service) will be provided free for all Year 6 children on the Thursday enabled by the generosity of our catering suppliers.
Pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals at Primary School will also have eligibility for a free meal deal during lunchtime on Friday. Newbridge will already have this information and this will be processed automatically.
Pupils can bring their own snacks and lunch if they prefer.
No energy drinks, fizzy drinks, cans or glasses bottles are permitted.
There are no nuts allowed on site either.
Lunch on the Thursday is provided free but students will need some money for snacks at break-time and for Friday lunch.
Please put no more than £5.00 in an envelope with your child’s name and tutor group on the front.
(We operate a cashless catering system and register the children on Thursday. Any monies that remain on their account will be carried over for when they start in September)
Bring to School
Pupils need to bring:
- Pencil case with pen and pencil
- Their “All About Me” sheet
- A change of kit, including trainers, for PE (only groups 6B, 6R and 6G on Thursday)
- Envelope containing money for snacks and lunch – named
- Exercise book used at primary school for transition
School finishes at 3.15pm on Thursday and 2.45pm on Friday
Parents’ Information Evening
for Year 6 Parents/Carers
The evening starts at 6:00pm with a presentation by the Headteacher, Mr Goacher.
6.00 – 6.45pm
Welcome address in the Sports Hall and information about the iPad scheme.
7.00 – 7.30pm
Meet the Tutor in the Tutor base.
7.30 – 8.00pm
The Diner will be serving “School Dinner Canapes” for you to sample. Refreshments will also be available. Your child will show you to the Diner where you can share the experience together.
The Diner will also be the base for the Diner for an Information drop-in session to meet SENCo or Senior Staff and the Pastoral Manager .
Uniform can be collected between 4.30 – 6.00pm. If you miss the opportunity to collect uniform, call into the school during the day.
The evening will enable you to meet key staff and find out about the coming year, the schools beliefs and ethos. You will be able to take an informal tour of the school with your son/daughter as your guide if you wish.
Those of you with older children at the school will remember that they really enjoy this evening when they have the opportunity to show their parents their new school.
Due to the nature of the evening it is not suitable for younger children.
One of our tutor rooms is not accessible by wheelchair, so please give us a call if access is an issue and we will swap rooms.
We look forward to meeting you on the 6th July.