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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 2021 to help new Year 7 students with a smooth transition to secondary school.
Welcome Letter, 5 March 2021
Click here to read the 2021 Welcome letter from Michael Sullivan, Headteacher, sent to new families on 5 March 2021. 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 virtual Welcome Evening on Wednesday 5 May 2021.
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.
Meet the Staff
Head of Year 7, 2021
17 – 21 May 2021 – Induction Assessments (after school)
Friday 28 May 2021 – Deadline for return of Admissions Forms (please see below)
28 June – 9 July 2021 – Student (and Parent) Interviews (face-to-face)
9 – 13 August 2021 – Summer Activity Week
Friday 3 September 2021 – First day of term – arrive from 8.00 for 8.30am start
New Student Admissions Forms
As part of the transition to Year 7, we require the following forms to be completed for every student. Please click on the links below. All forms need to be completed by Friday 28 May 2021.
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.
All school policies can be viewed here.
At the end of the Year 7 Admissions form, parents/carers are required to sign that they have read and understood the following list of statements and policies:
Child Protection Statement (P.29 of Information for New Parents / See also Child Protection Policy)
School Partnership Form (P.28 of Information for New Parents)
Internet Permission Form (P.31 of Information for New Parents)
Mobile Phones Policy (P.32 of Information for New Parents / See also Relationships and Behaviour Policy)
Anti-bullying Contract (P.29 of Information for New Parents / See also Anti-bullying Policy)
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. Please start following us on Facebook and Twitter.
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