New Starters Year 7 (Sept 2019)
Holy Family welcomes all our new Year 7 students joining us in September 2019!
We are delighted you have chosen Holy Family Catholic High School for your secondary education and we look forward to working with all parents and students to ensure the next five to seven years are enjoyable, challenging and highly rewarding.
Our Transition Team, led by Mr Westbury (Assistant Headteacher) and Mr McTeague (Progress Leader Year 7), oversees the smooth transition of students from primary to secondary school on an annual basis. During the summer term they visit every primary school to meet with Year 6 teachers and learn more about your son/daughter. This close collaboration will enable us to fully understand your child’s progress, abilities, interests and friendship groups. Whilst we understand you may have comments regarding any one of these matters, often particularly with friendship groups, rest assured we will be able to harvest this information from your child’s Year 6 teacher. This transition planning process is well established and promotes a smooth and productive start to secondary school; we ask that you place your trust in this system which will be our sole source of information to guide our decision making for allocation of tutor groups.
All parents are sent a welcome pack containing information about the transition programme and a number of consent forms which the school require to prepare your son/daughter’s records for September.
New Intake Taster Day - Thursday 27th June 2019
Your child is invited to spend a taster day at Holy Family Catholic High School on Thursday 27th June 2019. This day is organised to allow students to experience a typical high school day as they take part in a number of activities and lessons and have the opportunity to meet new friends. He/she should arrive at reception at 9.15am for a 9.30am start, wearing their current school uniform and have with them a pen/pencil. A snack and lunch will be provided and the day will finish at 2.30pm. Please make arrangements to collect your child at this time from the layby outside Holy Family. If there are any dietary requirements please do let us know in advance.
New Parents’ Evening - Thursday 27th June 2019 - 5pm-7pm
All parents and students are invited to attend an information evening at Holy Family on Thursday 27th June 2019. You are welcome to attend at a time most convenient for you. The information ‘marketplace’ will be open from 5pm-7pm. You may benefit the most from attending the Headteacher talk followed by a visit to the ‘marketplace’.
- Talk from Headteacher/Assistant Headteacher (one held at 5.15pm and one held at 6.00pm)
- Chance to meet the Year 7 Progress Leader and Form Tutors
In the ‘Marketplace’:
- Opportunity to purchase school tie/badge and order uniform
- Opportunity to view PE kit samples and details of how to order.
- Information regarding pastoral support
- Information to support literacy and numeracy incl. dictionaries + calculators to purchase
- SEN information
- Extra-curricular activities/trips
Please note that only cash/cheques will be accepted on the evening.
Start of Term - Thursday 5th September 2019 -You will receive details of the start of term arrangements for September during the new parents evening presentation