We have written this to give you an idea of what will happen on your first day in the Secondary School. There is no need for you to worry about any of the details. We also have a New Student Handbook that will answer many of the questions that you might have, including information about school times, uniform and policies. Please download and have a read.
We will get you to where you need to be, and there are always staff or students to help you if you are not sure what should be happening next.
If you come on a school bus, you will arrive at school at 7:30am, and if you are coming by car you should aim to be here at the same time. Registration starts at 7:45am. When you arrive, you will wait in our reception area for a few minutes. You will be met by a member of staff and our Admissions Officer. You will be introduced to your buddy – a student in the same form as you who will be looking after you for the first few days.
You will be taken to your form room by your buddy, and be introduced to your personal tutor. Your personal tutor will give you your timetable and planner. When form time finishes your buddy will take you to your first class. You may have some tests to do so that we can place you in the right group.
For the first couple of days, you will mainly go to lessons with your buddy as we think this helps you to settle in. After that, you will be placed in your appropriate group for Maths, Science and English.
At break and lunchtime, your buddy will show you around the school, show you how to get a snack and lunch, and will make sure you are spending time with friends and are included in social activities.
At the end of the day, your buddy will show how to get your bus, if you travel on the school bus, or where to wait for your car, if you are collected by a parent, guardian or driver.
We hope you have a really good day, and we look forward to having you here. Good luck – have fun and work hard.
Download the Secondary Student Handbook