Year 6 transition
Thank you for choosing Fullhurst Community College as the secondary school for your child. We know that it is arguably one of the most important decisions parents make; choosing Fullhurst means that you have given your child the very best chance of succeeding both academically and in the wide variety of vocational, sporting, arts, leadership and other opportunities we offer to our students.
Our staff are committed to transforming the lives of our students and we are continuing our journey towards outstanding for all areas of the school; our students deserve the best. We have moved from strength to strength and increasing proportions of our students are reaching the very highest levels of attainment. In terms of personal well-being you can be sure that your child will be offered all that s/he needs to develop into a confident, responsible and successful young person. As recognition of this we are delighted to be announced as a finalist in a national schools’ award, more information of which we can share in due course.
To make sure that your child is happy and confident about her/his transfer to our school, there will be a number of opportunities to meet staff over the next few weeks.
Primary school visits
We are currently visiting all our primary schools, in arrangement with the head teachers. These visits are an opportunity for pupils to ask any questions they have about transition and life at Fullhurst, to meet the Head of Year 7 Miss Gaskell and to get an experience of what lessons are like at Fullhurst.
Letters to students
As well as writing to parents, we will be personally writing to all our new students also. These letters and information packs will be arriving in the coming weeks, so your child starts to feel a part of the Fullhurst community.
Meetings with parents
We will shortly be contacting parents to make an appointment for you and your child to come into school to meet with a senior member of our staff. These meetings will take place at a convenient time this month. This meeting will allow us to discuss our expectation of our students and a few more details of how the school works day-to-day. This will also allow you to have any queries answered. We ran this successfully for the first time last year, with positive feedback from parents.
Induction evening - Monday 3 July
This evening runs from 6.00pm - 7.30 pm at Fullhurst Community College. The evening begins, in the main hall, with an introduction to the school from Acting Principal, Mr Piggott and Mrs Coombs, our Key Stage 3 leader, will talk in some depth about the transition process. As well as this, you and your child will have an opportunity to meet their form tutor, who will explain further about transition to Fullhurst. During the course of this evening we would like all parents to complete admissions forms to Fullhurst. We therefore ask that you bring with you emergency contact information and doctor’s contact details. There will also be an opportunity for you to purchase the Fullhurst tie and badge on this evening, which will cost £3.50.
Induction day - Tuesday 4 July
Our induction day starts at 8.30 am with an assembly in the main hall and runs until 3.05pm. During the course of the day pupils will experience what lessons are like in all of our different faculties at Fullhurst.
- All pupils need to attend in their current school uniform.
- We ask for all pupils to be dropped off and picked up at visitor entrance gates, not the main student entrance. There will be staff present here at the start and the end of the day, to direct students safely either into Fullhurst through the main reception, or out of the school to these gates.
- All pupils will have a free lunch provided for them.
- All pupils should bring with them equipment to write with, as this will be needed in some of our activities.
- All pupils will need to bring their current PE kit, as at some point in the day all students will have a PE lesson.
- Pupils may bring with them a drink and snack, as they will have a break in the morning.
On Thursday 21 September, we have our open evening, where all members – current and future - of our community are welcome to join in with sample lessons, take part in activities, try the food in our restaurant and to chat with the staff of the college.
Before the October half term you will also have the chance to meet formally with your child’s tutor to discuss progress and how well your child is settling into school life.
We look forward to meeting you and your child over the next few weeks. If you have any queries at all please contact Deputy Principal, Mr Hague at firstname.lastname@example.org