Transition

Welcome to all families joining us in September 2021

Hello and welcome to QEHS.

We hope that you find everything you need to know here on our website, but in the event of this not being the case, please do not hesitate to contact us.

I am the Transition Coordinator and it is my responsibility to make sure that moving from primary to secondary school is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. I hope that you found the Welcome Pack you received in March interesting and informative and that subsequent communications have been timely and useful. We have added some of the most important pieces of information for you below, but once you find your way around our website you will find it contains everything you need to know about your new school!

Primary School Visits

The next significant phase to our transition process starts in June when we visit children in their primary schools. This offers contact with a friendly face, allows the students to find out more about QEHS and gives our staff chance to get to know the new students a little.

Taster Days and Parents' Evening

This year's Taster Days are on 29-30 June and our New Year 7 Parents' Evening will be a remote event on line, so please be ready for this from 16.00 on Wednesday 30 June. On this date parents will be able to meet their child’s Form Tutor via Google Meet and listen to guidance from key staff, and presentations from the Head Boy,  Head Girl and current Year 7 students. We also offer the opportunity to connect with recent Year 7 parents who are keen to share their early experiences of joining the school.

Induction Day

In September we expect to have an Induction Day on Monday 6 September when we dedicate our time to just our Year 7 and Year 12 students, before the rest of the school return. This offers students in Years 7 and 12 the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the school site, deal with some of the numerous but necessary administrative tasks, to have a crisp start to their learning at the beginning the school year. This will be first time that new students can travel to QEHS by the school bus.

I hope that our incoming Year 7 students are looking forward to meeting us as much as we are looking forward to meeting them.

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Mrs Watson 

Assistant Headteacher