Year 6 Transition

We are delighted you will be joining us in September to begin the next stage of your educational journey. Though things are currently a little strange and has prevented us from carrying out our normal transition programme, we are confident that our online videos and information will help to answer your many questions and help you to become familiar with our school. In order to ensure you are comfortable when you start with us we will carry out a full induction in the new year. 

We are excited to see our new Year 7 Base being built, where you will be the privileged first year group to make it your own – look out for the pictures as it takes shape.

Keep an eye on this page as we add information over the next few weeks and make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to meet you new Tutor online who can tell you more and answer any question (2nd July more information coming soon).

Remember – keep active and stay safe! See you soon.

Welcome to Newbridge

Virtual Tour

We hope this video will provide you with some insight into daily life at Newbridge School and show you some of the excellent facilities that we have.

Meet our Care and Guidance Team

This video is to introduce our Pastoral Team.

Year 6 - 7 Transition Work

To get you ready for high School, we have put together some transition work. 

Click ‘Find out more’ below to have a go at some fun activities your teachers have set for you to do before you join Newbridge.

 

 

Tutor PowerPoint Presentation from our Year 6/7 Virtual Parents’ Evening 

 

Please find a copy of the PowerPoint Presentation that was shown to our new year 6/7 families at our virtual parents’ evening.

 

Newbridge Character Values

This video is to introduce you to our character values at Newbridge  Be the best version of yourself!

A Welcome from 

Mr Hills


Mr Hills is a new tutor who will be taking one of our Year 7 groups.

Curriculum

School Uniform

This year we are introducing a new school uniform.

School Diner

The school is committed to providing high quality and healthy food options for its students.

Newbridge has a dedicated learning support team.

Your Pastoral Manager is:

Mrs Vallance

Telephone: 01530 831561

info@newbridgesch.uk 

Along with the Tutor, Mrs Vallance can help you work through friendship issues that may arise, with your organisation in school, including helping with your timetable.  She can also help if you feel that you are not doing as well with your studies as you should be.  

Mrs Vallance is here to oversee your general welfare in school.

She can direct you to places to get help should you need it; as you start your secondary school career.

iPads Scheme

Teachers and students use iPads in and out of lessons as a valuable tool for learning.

Year 6 Transition News:

Letters

Extra Curricular Activities

We offer a range of Extra Curricular Activities during lunch and after school.  These are some we have previously offered. 

  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Basket Ball 
  • Games Club
  •  Coding Club
  • Art Club
  • Design Club
  • Robotics Club
  • VR Club

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

When will I find out who is in my class?

We will be inviting all new year 7 families  to meet your new tutor at our virtual induction evening on Thursday 2nd July. More details will be sent to you shortly. 

Can I be with my friends?

Your primary schools have already told us who works well together and we use this information to help us put our tutor groups together. We hope that the class your child is placed in will work well together and bring out the best in each other. You will be able to mix with all of your friends at break and lunchtimes.

How will I make new friends if we don’t have transition days?

Due to social distancing rules, we are unable to run our transition days as we usually do.

However, after the summer holiday, we will make sure that you have time to settle into your new school and meet other students and your teachers before we start normal timetabled lessons. Getting involved in clubs and activities is a great way of making new friends.

Will I get told off if I am late to class?

Although your new school might be a lot bigger than your primary school, you don’t need to worry about getting lost. There are lots of signs and  always people around to help you find your way. Your tutor will give you a tour on your first day here and most of your lessons will take place in the brand new year 7 base so you won’t have to move around too much.

Will there be other year groups in my tutor group?

No, your tutor group will be made up of year 7 students only.

Can I come to school on a bike or scooter?

Yes, you can. Make sure you use a helmet and stay safe on the roads. Teachers will show where to put them. Make sure you bring a lock.

Who can I ask for help if I need it?

Your tutor will be the first person that you see every day so they are the best person to talk to. You will also have a designated year 7 pastoral manager to support you too. Any adult within your new school will help you if you ask them. 

Can I bring my mobile phone to school?

Yes you can but you need to hand it in at the office at the start of every day and collect it at the end of the day. You will be given a phone card so we know which phone is yours. Your phones will be kept safely in the office. 

 

 

How is bullying dealt with?

Although bullying is not common in our schools, unfortunately it does happen sometimes. If it does happen to you, then it is really important to tell an adult so we can help you. We do have an anti – bullying policy in our schools which we follow and our aim is for everyone to feel safe at school.

Can I bring in my own lunch or do I have to have a school dinner?

You can choose to bring in your own lunch or buy lunch in the dining hall. Healthy, hot meals, jacket potatoes and sandwiches and on sale every day and vegetarian options are always available. 

How will I pay for my school dinner?

Parents will be sent the details of how to pay for school meals. 

What uniform do I have to wear?

Uniform information has already been sent out and links can be found on our website.

Are there any clubs I can go to after school?

You will find out all about the clubs you can go to when you come to our school. Previous clubs have included, orchestra, choir, book club, lego club, as well as football, netball, basketball and cricket. We hope there is something for everyone!

What equipment will I need?

We expect you to come prepared with a pen, pencil, ruler, rubber, pencil sharpener and some pencil crayons. If any subject specific equipment is required, the relevant teacher will let you know.

How long is a lesson?

Every lesson is 1 hour long. You will have 5 lessons per day. Your tutor will go through your timetable with you on your first day at your new school.

How much homework will I get?

You should expect approximately 1 hour per evening of homework. Your tutor will go through your homework timetable with you in school.

Will I get a detention if I get told off?

We have high expectations and standards for all our students. These will be shared with you by your tutor on your first few days in school. Our behaviour policies aim to promote a positive learning environment where all students feel safe and are able to achieve their best.

If you have any further questions please email:

transition@apollopartnershiptrust.uk