Year 6 - 7 Transition (2016-7)
Our induction programme is designed to offer prospective parents and students an opportunity to learn about becoming a student at Cottingham High School and the educational opportunities we offer.
A warm welcome to all of the students who will be joining us in September.
As places have now been allocated senior members of staff will visit primary schools for an introductory meeting with all of our new students. These meetings take place during the school day. They will happen during May and June and are designed to give Year 6 students the chance to find out more about Cottingham High School and to ask questions about secondary school life. These sessions are intended for students only.
Parents’ Induction Evening: Wednesday 21 June 2017 at 6.30 pm
The evening will provide parents with an opportunity to meet the tutors who will be working to support their children and those other parents whose children will be in the same tutor group. There will also be an opportunity to meet with and ask questions of senior members of staff.
Please arrive at the school reception from 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start.
Year 6 Induction Day: Thursday 22 June 2017
A key aim of the day is that students will familiarise themselves with our buildings, routine and staff so that they are well prepared for their first day in September. The day will start at 8.45 and end at 3.05pm.
All parents will have the opportunity to bring their child to a meeting with the Head of Year 7. These interviews provide an opportunity for parents to let us know any specific information that will help us help your son or daughter so we can personalise provision and support.
More details will follow regarding the above events.
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Some quotes from our current Year 7:
"We chose Cottingham High School because it feels like a community - a feeling that was lacking when we visited our catchment school".
"I am so pleased with my daughter's start to Year 7. She has made a group of friends very quickly and she has been smiling! She told me the other day that she wished she had been able to see into the future because she wouldn’t have got so worried about the move to High School. It was a big step leaving Primary School friends behind so I am really pleased that she has settled in so quickly. Thank you ever so much for your support."
We have 7 feeder schools:
We also take students from a wide range of Hull primaries.
Close contact with our feeder schools starts in Year 5 with a variety of sporting events organised by our School's Sport Coordinator. For Year 6 we hold transition meetings with all Year 6 teaching staff from feeder and non-feeder schools, during May and June. Academic, pastoral and SEN information is gained about every pupil.
We also offer transition lessons in a range of subjects during the summer term.
The benefits of our comprehensive transition process are:
- Pupils arrive at Cottingham High School confident and secure
- Parents are fully aware and fully informed at all stages
- Pupils are allocated to a suitable form, based on pastoral and academic information from the primary school
- Learning is able to begin quickly in September as pupils have some prior experience of school
If you have any queries our Transition Coordinator is Mrs Mounks and she can be contacted by telephone on 01482 847498. Our Head of Year 7 is Mrs Wing and her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.