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.
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. We were fortunate enough to welcome some children into school for these activities before the partial closing due to Covid-19.
Year 6 new intake day and evening
It is our hope that in September we can host our usual Year 6 new intake day and evening which 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 (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 school.
If health & safety restrictions prevent us from holding this in the usual format please be reassured that we have already started to make plans for an alternative new intake day and evening.