Year 6 Transition 2021
Welcome to our school, where we equip our students with the academic knowledge, life skills and exciting opportunities that they will need to prepare them for a successful future.
We are delighted to see how many children have chosen us as their secondary school. Parents/carers will find out on Monday 1st March 2021 whether their child has been allocated a secondary school place at The William Allitt School. If you applied online, you will be able to view your offer online from 1st March 2021. You will be sent an email to the email address you used to register your account. For those who did not apply online, a letter is sent second class on this date by Derbyshire Admissions, which can take up to a week to arrive. No decisions can be given over the phone by the school.
Documentation and School Visits
Your child is no doubt looking forward with excitement to starting with us in September, and we are very much looking forward to meeting them. To ensure that your child feels comfortable about starting at our school, we have put together a useful booklet of information which may answer any questions you or your child may have ahead of your child’s transition to our school. We hope to meet your child very soon at their primary school and be able to distribute their Data Collection Form as well as other goodies from our school. Should you require a copy of the form sooner, this is available for you to download on our school website. The Data Collection Form will need completing and returning to school either by post or by email to email@example.com by June 2021 – parents/carers will be reminded of this nearer the time. This will enable us to update our details about your child and also help with assigning your child to their new tutor group and house.
We have previously worked with your child’s primary school and have offered a wide variety of exciting and fun-filled curriculum opportunities throughout the academic year, both at your child’s primary school and here at The William Allitt School, all of which have been taught by our experienced and friendly teaching staff. In light of the Government’s roadmap to recovery from Covid 19, we are determined to find ways to resume our primary provision again this year, working in close contact with your primary school and in accordance to government guidelines.
We are hoping to resume Year 5 Taster Days and Year 6 Induction Days in July 2021, in accordance to government guidelines, whereby a programme of transition activities will be delivered to ensure your child has a smooth and enjoyable start at The William Allitt School. We also hold a New Intake welcome evening for Year 6 parents/carers to enable you to meet with your child’s form tutor, listen to a presentation about the school from the Head Teacher and ask any questions you may have ahead of your child joining us. Local suppliers are usually present and will also be displaying and selling our school uniform during the evening.
In the meantime, you may wish to view our school website which gives details of some important aspects of our school including information on the Year 7 curriculum. You may also wish to view our Open Evening presentation which will give you further insight into what your child can expect when they join us here at The William Allitt School. Additionally, you may wish to view our school’s social media pages (Facebook and Twitter) to view good news stories and keep up to date with events happening in school.
Summer Catch Up Programme
In light of the Government’s latest announcement, we will be providing opportunities to support your child’s love for learning through our summer school provision. Please continue to check our school website and media feeds as further information will be released in due course.
Feedback from Year 7 students
We take pride in our secondary transition provision and value the feedback received from our students. Last year our new Year 7 students’ had a really positive start and have spoken positively about the school’s RISE programme and about the care and support they received, both in school and through remote education. Ultimately, this has resulted in a high proportion of students agreeing they would recommend The William Allitt School to their Primary School.
Here is a selection of comments made by some of our students about their experiences to date:
- “it’s a good school”
- “it’s easy to settle in”
- “it’s fun”
- “teachers are really nice and friendly; they help you if you’re stuck”
- “it’s welcoming”
- “we get to do activities such as PE, Woodwork, Textiles, Food Technology, Art, Science”
- “you get a free laptop to help with your learning”
- “we were able to choose a couple of friends that we knew so we could be in the same tutor group together”
In a world where technology is evolving, we value the importance of the use of technology in enhancing your child’s learning experiences and ways of working. We are pleased to continuing our programme of providing personal laptops free of charge, to assist with studies and to support home learning opportunities. Laptops will be allocated upon arrival in September; further details will follow in due course.
We look forward to meeting your child in the coming months to support their transition into The William Allitt School community.
Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Lundman (Deputy Head Teacher) should you require more information on 01283 216404 or firstname.lastname@example.org