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MARCH 2021 - WELCOME

Year 6 students will now know that Stokesley School is their secondary school for September 2021. On behalf of Mrs Millett, our head teacher, and all the staff and students, we would like to welcome you to our school and can’t wait for you to arrive in September.

 

The spring and summer of 2020, was a time like no other. We have learned lots of useful lessons to improve our transition experience, but we are looking forward to welcoming year 6 students to Stokesley from Wednesday 14th to Friday 16th July for a more recognisable induction programme that unfortunately, due to Covid, couldn’t take place last year.

 

This page contains some key information including dates/milestones to guide you through the next few months.

UNIFORM SIZING EVENT

Year 6 uniform sizing will take place on Friday 16th July from 15:30 – 19:00 and on Saturday 17th July throughout the day. 

 

During the national lockdown in July 2020, we operated a booking system for our uniform sizing event in school, this was so successful, we are using the same system this year. In July you will be able to book an appointment online at www.school-shop.co.uk from the week commencing 14th June

Our school uniform supplier, School Shop, have provided us with several key pieces of information about ordering uniforms for September 2021. Here are the links to those documents:

Transition from Year 6 into Year 7 is the start of your child’s journey through secondary education and beyond. We look forward to the students beginning their seven year journey with us. Our pastoral and SEN teams work closely to ensure that this transition is as seamless and enjoyable as possible.

Transition is overseen by Mr Burns, assistant head teacher responsible for engagement and wellbeing and the head of year 7, who will be Mr Hamer in September. We work throughout the year to plan transition and this work is visible during the summer term when  Mr Burns, Mr Hamer and other staff carry out a programme of visits to our main feeder primary schools. 

Because of our semi-rural, geographically large catchment area, we draw on a number of feeder primaries that is significantly above the national average: 39, to be precise! To help support a smooth transition we give students and their parents/carers the opportunity to visit Stokesley School, meeting key staff and learning about school life during the summer term. This is especially useful for students who we may not be able to visit in their primary setting.

Year 6 students participate in a three day induction programme in July, where they get to experience lessons, learn school systems and meet school staff. SEN pupils are supported by Mrs McGreal’s SEN team, and have the opportunity to visit school outside of the induction days. 

We are happy to accommodate visits by Year 6 students and their parents/carers outside of standard induction, please contact office@stokesleyschool.org for more information. 

Transition Pack - Year 6 to Year 7

transition timetable - year 6 to year 7

VIRTUAL OPEN EVENING: an informative,interactive and inspiring event for Year 6 students and their families. September
WE VISIT YOU: Mr Burns and Mr Hamer will visit our feeder primary schools, to meet Year 6 students, answer any questions and give an overview of life at Stokesley school. Summer Term
MEET YOUR TUTOR: students and their parents are invited to visit to meet their tutor. July
INDUCTION DAYS: students visit for three days, 14th-16th July, a great opportunity to forge friendships, find their way around and get a feel for life at school. July
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