Academic: Year 6-7 Transition 2020

Updated: Fri 23 Oct 2020   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email



Dear Boys,

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to The Bishop’s Stortford High School (TBSHS). The whole of the Y7 pastoral team are very much looking forward to getting to know you better in September. Due to the situation with Covid-19 we have had to replace our usual information evening for parents and students with a transition video event. The transition video above will be streamed live at 7pm on Tuesday 7th July. The video features an address by Mr Reeve (Headteacher), Mr Lord (Deputy Headteacher) and myself and contains critical information regarding our expectations and school procedures. It will start promptly at 7pm, ending shortly before 8pm and only be available during this time on this evening, so please ensure you are able to watch it in its entirety. It will however, be available to watch again towards the latter part of the week.

The Transition Booklet (accessible via the link towards the bottom of this page) has been put together to help you prepare for the new school year.  We realise that, particularly in the current circumstances, you may have lots of questions, thoughts or concerns about your transition to secondary school.  We hope that these activities and worksheets will help answer some of these.

We would advise that the best way to compete this booklet is to do a little each week.  The more you complete before September the better prepared you will feel, and the less new information you will come across during your initial time here at TBSHS, thereby helping to ease your transition into the school.

Please bring this booklet with you on your first day at TBSHS to give to your form tutor. Your tutor will also likely refer to the completed booklet at various points during the initial transition phase, when you start at the school. Do not worry if you cannot answer a question, or you are not sure of an answer, as it will be something that you can speak to your form tutor, or another member of the Year 7 pastoral team about, when you join the school.

The extended time that you have ahead of you between now and starting TBSHS is the perfect chance to prepare for the challenges to come. Make sure that you make the best possible use of it, within the constraints that exist on us all at this time.  

Yours faithfully

Mr R J Wheatley
Head of Year 7 (2020 - 2021)