Academic: Year 6 - 7 Transition 2019

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July 2019

Dear Year 7 Student,

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to The Bishop’s Stortford High School (TBSHS).  Your form tutor and I are very much looking forward to getting to know you better in September!

The Transition Booklet (See documents at the bottom of this page) has been put together to help you prepare for the new school year.  We realise that you may still have lots of questions, thoughts or concerns about your transition to secondary school.  We hope that these activities and worksheets will answer some of those queries and calm those excited nerves!

The best way to use this booklet is to do a little each week (every other day would work well too).  The more you complete before September the better prepared you will feel, and the less ‘new’ information you will come across during your first week.

Please bring this booklet with you on your first day as your form tutor will refer to it during the morning sessions.  Don’t worry if you can’t answer a question or are not sure of the answer – it will be something you can speak to your form tutor about on your first day!

As discussed on secondary transfer day, the summer holiday is a chance to prepare for the year ahead.  Practice your journey to school, name and pack your equipment/uniform and try some new activities.  You might even consider the National Trust’s ’50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’.  These are fun activities that the whole family can join in with or you can do with your friends.

Have a very safe and enjoyable summer holiday!

Yours faithfully,


Dr M. Fisher
Head of Year 7 (2019-20)