Transition to the College
The College seeks to ensure that the transition from primary to secondary school is as supportive as possible.
Primary School Visits
In the Summer Term the Head of Figures (Y7) will visit primary schools. During these visits, pupils will get a chance to discuss life at College and ask any questions they may have. It also gives the opportunity to meet Year 6 teachers and exchange as much information as possible to aid a successful, happy transition.
Year 6 Test Day
The College holds a test day for all pupils starting in September held on a Saturday morning in June, this year's date is:
Saturday 15th June 2019
Pupils sit a series of short Cognitive Abilities Tests (CATs) which give us useful information about the pupils and are also used to set them for the start of Year 7. Parents get a copy of the results and more detailed information about how these are used is given at the Year 6 Transition Meetings.
Year 6 Parents' Transition Meetings
These are held towards the end of June, this year's dates are:
Wednesday 26th June 2019 7.00 - 8.00pm (surnames A-J)
Thursday 27th June 2019 7.00 - 8.00pm (surnames K-Z)
The evening is designed for parents to familiarise themselves with the routines of the College and to get key information and dates. There will be a presentation by the Head Master, the Deputy Head in charge of Lower Line and the Head of Figures (Y7) followed by an opportunity for parents to meet with them and ask further questions. Copies of the key documentation and the presentation are available below (to follow)
Year 6 Pupil Transition Days
The pupil transition days are the most important part of the transition process as they provide the opportunity for pupils to come and have a 'taster' of life at the College. The College holds two, one for those with Special Educational Needs (date tbc) and one for all pupils on Wednesday 3rd July 2019 8.30am - 3.00pm.
Parents are reminded to bring signed copies of the Parental Consent Booklet and School Fund Forms on 3rd July
Introductory training session for RUGBY
At Coombe Lane playing fields, 183 Coombe Lane, Raynes Park, SW20 0RG, on Saturday, 31st August 2019. Registration will start at 8.00am with the first session starting at 8.30. Please arrive on time so that the sessions can run smoothly and the boys can settle into the activities as quickly as possible.
The morning will start with a brief talk to introduce you all to the staff, the facility and to provide you with valuable information that will allow you and your son the chance to get the maximum benefit from his time at the College, and to see how the College views Sport and the standards we set for ourselves. These are not trials but they will provide us with valuable and early observations of your sons ability. Teams will be selected on commitment, attitude & ability.
You son will require;
- suitable playing kit (College kit is preferred but not mandatory for THIS session ONLY)
- football boots
- shin pads
- water & sun cream (weather pending).
The College will also be offering an opportunity for your son to get a dentist made mouthguard through OPRO during early September (further details provided on the 1st September) but he will need a cheaper one for the start of term
School Gateway Registration
New boys will not be live on systems until 3rd September. The school meal item will then be assigned to their accounts and email invitations will be sent to parents register online and top up. As an exception, boys may use cash on the first day back, if their accounts have not yet been set up.