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Year 7 September 2021 Transition Blog

Hello and welcome to our transition blog for our brand new Year 7 cohort joining us in September 2021. This page will be updated each Friday with new information to help support you and your child with their transition to our school. We also have a dedicated email address where you can send over any questions you may have, please get in touch via: and a member of our team will be in touch to help.

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  • Reminder of on-site testing plans

    Published 31/08/21

    We are looking forward to meeting all of our new Year 7 students on Friday, and hope they are excited to join us! We communicated with parents and carers back in July confirmation of your child's tutor group and teacher. Please can we make you aware that 3 tutor group codes shared with you at the time have been updated since the end of the last term.

    We have detailed below the full list of Year 7 tutor groups and their COVID-19 testing time slots have been added below for your information (for ease of reference, those marked with an * have been updated). Please be aware that there are no changes to the staffing of these tutor groups, it is only the tutor group code which has changed.

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  • Year 7 on-site testing - September 2021

    Published 29/07/21

    You will have received a communication from us on Tuesday 20 July regarding our testing arrangements for September 2021.  In line with Government guidance, we will be operating on-site COVID-19 testing when we re-open in September for Secondary Phase students. Testing is voluntary but staff and students are strongly encouraged to participate as testing regularly helps to reduce the spread in school and college settings through asymptomatic transmission.

    Full details of the testing plan can be found within the document attached at the foot of this page. 

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  • Transition Information & Tasks

    Published 16/07/21

    Year 7 Parent Guide 2021

    We attach below Year 7 Parent Guide containing practical information you will need about the school day.  This is based on a non-Covid environment, and where we are doing anything different due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will communicate to you separately. 

    Home-School Agreement

    We have also added our Home School Agreement below, a copy of which will be shared with your child in tutor time during their first few days, so we ask that you go through this over the summer.

    Transition Tasks

    Finally, we have put together a booklet of Transition Tasks to keep our new Year 7s engaged over the summer!  We ask that you encourage your child to at least try some of the tasks and we look forward to seeing and sharing some of their fantastic achievements in the new term!

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  • Get to know your form tutor!

    Published 15/07/21

    Our Year 7 September 2021 Form Tutors and Progress Team have each kindly put together a short biography for you to learn about some of their favourite hobbies and aspirations to get to know them a bit better. They're all very much looking forward to meeting you in September! 😊

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  • Words of encouragement and advice from current CCS Students

    Published 13/07/21

    We understand that the transition from Year 6 to Year 7 can be a big jump and a little daunting, but we wanted to reassure you there is nothing to be afraid of! Our members of staff and students will always be on-hand to help to you throughout your time with us. 

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  • Our House System & Councils

    Published 13/07/21

    At Caroline Chisholm, we have 4 houses that make up our house system, each named after an Australian city:

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  • Equipment & Uniform List

    Published 09/07/21

    We ask that all students in Year 7 – 11 to be equipped with the following items for the start of the new school year:

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  • School timings

    Published 07/07/21

    We'd just like to make you aware of a minor amendment to the school day timings which were mentioned in our Meet the Tutor presentations on Monday 5 July. The 'normal' school day timings from September will be 08:45-15:15 (students will not routinely be finishing as 14:55, as previously stated, unless parents are pre-notified for particular reasons - e.g. staggered ends of the day.)  

    The picture below details the timings of the school day:

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  • Meet the Tutor recordings

    Published 07/07/21

    We are pleased to share with you the recordings of Monday night's Meet the Tutor Virtual Event. The links to access each event are below, please watch at your leisure and any questions you may have can be sent to or your child's form tutor, whose email will be provided in their individual recording. 

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