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Info for New Parents
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Information for New Parents
Welcome to Forest Hill School! This webpage is a dedicated information resource for all new families joining the school in September 2023 to help new Year 7 students with a smooth transition to secondary school. It will be further updated in the lead up to September 2023.
Welcome Letter, 7 March 2023
Click here to read the 2023 Welcome letter from Michael Sullivan, Headteacher, sent to new families on 7 March 2023. Here, he outlines how we will transition our new students to secondary school over the coming months.
Welcome Evening Presentation
Click here to view the presentation given at the Welcome Evening on Thursday 27 April 2023.
Every year, we provide two booklets to new families: Information for New Parents and A Guide to Year 7 (for students). PDFs of these booklets can be viewed by clicking on the images below.
Thursday 27 April 2023 – Welcome Evening
15-17 May 2023 – Induction Assessments (after school)
19-30 June 2023 – Student (and Parent) Interviews
Tuesday 4 July 2023 – Induction Day for all Lewisham Schools
21-25 August 2023 – Summer Activity Week
Wednesday 6 September 2023 – First day of term
New Student Admission Forms
As part of the transition to Year 7, we require Admission forms to be completed for every student. All parents/carers will receive a unique link to the online forms via the Admissions Team. All forms need to be completed by Friday 12 May 2023.
Be Awesome, Go Big is an information package designed to help Year 6 pupils (and their parents) transition into Year 7 – offering motivational, helpful and reassuring resources to help pupils feel ready and equipped for the journey ahead.
Resources for Year 6 Pupils – The lessons are based on the books You Are Awesome by Matthew Syed and Go Big by Matthew Burton. Each session takes pupils through some big ideas to help them on their way to secondary school.
Resources for Parents and Carers – These resources provide information, tips and questions to help parents and carers talk to their child about the transition and help prepare them for starting secondary school.
The school website is full of useful information about life at Forest Hill School and we would encourage you to take a look. Pages of particular interest might include:
Friends of Forest Hill (PTA) – see below
Forest Hill School uses official Facebook and Twitter accounts to engage in social media with the school and wider online community. The accounts are monitored by members of staff and are intended to promote the fantastic things that happen at the school every day.
Friends of Forest Hill
The Friends of Forest Hill is our Parent Teacher Association run by parents and carer volunteers who work closely with the school staff to raise funds and support events for the school and school community.
If you would like to learn more or would just like to speak to some of our current parents, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
New families are invited to email email@example.com with any questions or concerns and we will arrange for a member of staff to contact you as soon as possible.