Year 6 Transition 2020

During this period of lockdown we are hoping to make the transition of our incoming Year 6s as smooth as possible. By now you should have received your pack of information from school, including your ‘All About Me’ forms and information on your colour House. Thank you to everyone who has returned their forms – we’re enjoying getting to know you.

Tour and FAQ with Mr Oats

Mr Oats, Head of Year 7, has been out and about visiting the local primary schools so hopefully has met some of you by now. For those who haven’t yet met him, he has prepared a short video showing you around some of the main areas that will be important to you in school:

A summary of some of the main points raised in his transition meetings, and answers to questions asked, can be found in the document here.

Welcome videos from our Year 7 Tutors

Welcome from Miss Jackson

Welcome from Mr Apfelstead

Welcome from Mrs Mason

Welcome from Mrs Bailward

Welcome from Mr McMullan

Welcome videos from our students

Our new Head Boy, Head Girl, and Senior Prefect have also prepared welcome videos for you:

Welcome from Henry, Head Boy

Welcome from Rosie, Head Girl

Welcome from Anna, Senior Prefect for Year 7

Student top tips

We also asked our current Year 7s for their top tips for those starting out at Sexey’s:

Tips from Year 7 for Year 6 students

(Click here to download a pdf of this document.)

Our Year 11 students have also written a letter to you all, as follows:

Dear 2020 Year 7 Students,

Welcome to Sexey’s!

We are Year 11 students who have been at Sexey’s for 4 years now and wanted to get in touch to let you know what it is like, as well as talk about any concerns you may be having.

It may seem strange and new at first, but everyone is super welcoming. There will be plenty of opportunities for you to make friends and try out something new. We have afterschool clubs such as swimming, badminton, hockey, an orchestra and string group, the school play, and plenty of other more creative ones.

The teachers are always there to help if it is needed and you can go to your tutor at any time if you have a problem. Our pastoral team is really nice, and for next year when you are joining us we have a brilliant and hard working team of prefects that will hopefully be able to make you transition to Sexey’s a lot smoother, just look out for us; we are the ones with a different colour tie.

We have lots of different classes that you can take the opportunity to learn something new. Whether it be academic, sports related or something creative. There will be different lessons to what you learnt in primary school but a lot more interesting.

Our advice for you is work hard and find something that you like, make friends and enjoy it as best as you can. Don’t worry if you aren’t coming with any friends or with a lot. You will always make new ones and have more fun with them.

The one main thing is if you go into this transition with and open and optimistic mind then everything will go swimmingly.

Good luck,

From
Anna Crichton (Senior prefect for year 7) and  Imogen Bartin (Prefect)

School uniform

You will have received a uniform list in your packs but as we are unfortunately unable to welcome Stevensons into school for a fitting session this year, you might find it useful to also read their sizing guide, available here.

Mr Clackson provides parents with an overview of pastoral support at Sexey’s

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know! We look forward to welcoming you at Sexey’s!