Year 6 into 7 Transition

Dear Parents and Carers

You will by now have been advised that your child has been allocated a place for September 2020 at John Colet School. On behalf of all the staff and governors, may I warmly welcome you.

This ‘Welcome Booklet’ is only brief, and is intended to be a supplement to the prospectus that you have already received and the information on the school website.

Since the initial welcome letter, which you would have received via your child’s primary school in March, schools have faced significant changes and closures due to COVID 19 measures. At this stage, a date for reopening the school is not yet known, but we continue to make arrangements for the transition of Year 6 pupils into Year 7 JCS students and will keep you updated on any changes as they happen.

Provided schools are reopened by this time, we will host our induction days for all new Year 7 students on Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 July. These days start at 9.00am and end at 2.30pm. Your son/daughter should wear the uniform that they normally wear to their current school for these two days. They will also need a pen or pencil and a notebook.

Please complete the Permission Form to indicate your child's attendance for the Induction Days.

The idea is to give students a feel for the school and make things more familiar ready for September. Your child may participate in a taster PE session, but they will not require a PE kit as they will not change for the session. You will need to ask the Headteacher of your child's current school for permission to attend and we recommend that your child brings a packed lunch and water bottle on both days. If your child currently receives free school meals, please contact your current school to ask them to inform us to arrange a meal.

You will need to drop your child at the front entrance of John Colet School and collect them from the front entrance at 2.30pm. Please remember that parents/carers do not have vehicle access to our campus and so you will need to allow adequate time to park and walk.

I am also taking this opportunity to remind you of the invitation to visit the school on the evening of Tuesday 7 July when you will be able to meet myself and other members of staff. We look forward to welcoming you at 6.30pm in the school hall. There will be an opportunity for you to meet your child’s Head of Year and members of the Senior Leadership Team along with other key people, such as our school Matron and members of the Learning Support Department. We are also usually joined by members of the PTA seeking new recruits.

Our uniform fitting/ordering day will be on Saturday 11 July between 10.00am – 2.00pm in the main hall. If you are unable to attend, you may order uniform directly from the supplier. A copy of our uniform policy is included.

Again, both of these events are subject to schools being reopened by this time.

You will be emailed a link to our electronic admissions form. This form must be completed to confirm acceptance of a place at John Colet School. Please refer to the Welcome Booklet, which contains a number of supporting documents to assist in the completion of the form.

In addition to the John Colet Admission Form you should also complete and return the following forms, if they apply:

Paracetamol Administration Agreement

Paracetamol Consent Form

Administration of Medication Form

Healthcare Plan

SEND Form

Free School Meal application

Bike Permit Application

Year 7 Shopping List

Music Lesson Form

Direct Debit Mandate

Please ensure that you have completed the admissions form by 9.00am Monday 8 June. Without return of this form, we regret that your child will not be able to attend the induction days.

Email is our main method of communication so it is vital that a current email address is completed on the Admission Form. Where possible, we also ask for at least 2 contact numbers for your child.

I look forward to welcoming both you and your child to John Colet School.

Yours sincerely

Mr Patrick Harty
Headteacher

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