Prospective Parents 2018

We know that selecting a secondary school is one of the most important decisions you and your child have to make. At Blythe Bridge High School & Sixth Form, we are aware that the transition from primary to secondary school can be challenging. Through close liaison with students, parents and our feeder schools, we aim to make that transition as straightforward and comfortable as possible.

We are very proud of our school and what our young people achieve. Achievement comes in many forms. It may include the success of your child in the creative arts, their contribution to a sports team, participation in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme or in one of the many other extra-curricular activities on offer which is as important as celebrating their academic successes. The provision of a range of opportunities in which your child may thrive and excel plays a vital role in building confidence and rounded personalities.

Our talented staff believes passionately in providing the very best opportunities to all of the young people within our school community. We pride ourselves on knowing each student as an individual, their strengths and aspirations, and developing them so that they are well prepared for the next stage of their education, training or employment. Positive relationships, underpinned by good behaviour and mutual respect, enhance the atmosphere around the school where older students and sixth formers provide excellent role models for their younger peers.

Our annual 2018 Open Evening is on Wednesday 26 September. In addition, there is an open invitation to all families to come and see the school in action on a normal school day. Please just call the school office to arrange a mutually convenient time.

Taster days

The transition process is facilitated by the strong partnerships we have with our local primary schools with whom we work closely to ensure that transfer and progression are as smooth and effective as possible. We have an experienced team that organises and implements a broad range of activities such as Year 4 Olympic Legacy Day, Year 5 Maths Puzzle Day, Physics Fest and regular Year 5 and 6 transition activities. There is an induction programme for both students and parents to help with this process and introduce you to our community. Upon starting in Year 7, students fall under the responsibility of their Head of Year whose role it is to ensure their successful integration through a range of activities.

Year 6 new intake day and evening

This is an opportunity for all children to begin their successful transition into secondary education here with us. The day is organised for all children who are due to join us the following September. Your child will meet with Mr Jackson and Miss Timperley (Head and Assistant Head of Year 7) and other key staff experiencing sample lessons and getting a real taste of what the school day will look like, so that when they start their journey in September they feel happy and at ease and ready to embark on the exciting transition into secondary education.

 

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