Year 7 First Day Information

For the attention of Year 7 Parents & Carers

We are really looking forward to meeting all of our new students very soon! If your child is starting in Year 7 this September, please take a moment to familarise yourself with the first day information below.

First day of school – Wednesday 8th September 2021
Times of day – 8.45am-3.20pm

Arrival –

• Please arrive for 8.40am (no earlier).
• Students should make their way to the door of main reception only (no other access points) where they will be greeted by the Pastoral Team.
• If your child is due to arrive by bus, staff will be present in the bus bay and will accompany students to the door at reception.
• If you plan to walk your child to College on that day, please only walk them to the traffic island at the bottom of the drive or to the bicycle sheds and do not enter the reception area or the area immediately outside reception (this will help to avoid congestion).
• Please do not drive your car down the College drive; note the main gates are closed between 8.30-8.50am.

Items to bring –

1. A packed lunch and snack for breaktime (unless your child is entitled to a Free School Meal in which case a lunch will be provided for them). Please ensure your ParentPay account has credit placed on it for the following day (Thursday 9th September) if you wish your child to purchase food or drink from the canteen; note the College operates a cashless catering system so no cash is accepted.
2. Water bottle (filled with water please). This can be topped up at the College during the day.
3. Pencil case with the following essential items: pen, pencil, eraser, ruler, calculator – Casio fx-83gtx Classwiz. (Desirable items- colouring pencils, highlighters, protractor and compass.)

Uniform –

Please ensure your child arrives for their first day in full College uniform as set out by our uniform policy. Your child will not need their PE kit on the first day (Wednesday 8th). Your child will be provided with their College timetable on this day so they may need to bring their PE kit in for a lesson later in the week.