What to expect
Transferring to secondary school is a really exciting time, there is so much to look forward to, but we also know that pupils, parents and carers can also be anxious about the transition. There is much that is new to discover about how Year 7 operates and about our school in general. We offer lots of opportunities to come in to the school and become familiar with things before children start in September, including attending our summer school. In order to help give you a flavour of our school, we have put together these pages to give an insight into Year 7.
We asked our current Year 7 and Year 8 what they wish they had known in Year 6, and we have included some of their comments below.
“DON’T STRESS — it’s not as scary as you think it’s going to be!”
“The teachers are all really nice and friendly”.
“I was really scared, but my smiley tutor made me feel safe from Day 1!”
“On my first day, I thought I’d never find my way around. By the end of the week, I was helping other students.”
“I was the only person who came from my primary school to Gladesmore. It was scary at first, but I quickly made friends in my tutor class.”
“For me, one of the best things was Stepping Stones in the mornings. I came in early, ate loads of free croissants and chatted to the Year 10 students.”
“To begin with I found it confusing having so many subjects and so many teachers, but you soon get used to it.”