Support for New Pupils

We are proud of our family atmosphere in school and this begins when new children join us and continues as they move through the school. As well as new children being able to attend a taster day before they start, new families are invited to join our afternoon tea on the Sunday before the new academic year begins to meet their teachers and the other new children in their class.

Towards the end of Trinity Term we hold ‘Move Up’ afternoon, which is the first stage of induction for the next academic year for all our children, including those moving up to Senior School. Children joining the school in September are also invited to join this experience before they start. Residentials away from school begin in Year 4 so towards the end of the Trinity term, children in Year 3 have an exciting opportunity to join the Big Sleepover when they stay overnight together in the school hall and enjoy tea and breakfast as a taster of staying away from home with their friends.

Care for new pupils begins before they join the school with information and the opportunity to enjoy taster days. This is followed by induction in the Trinity Term before they join us full time. Support continues as new pupils join the school community as we seek to help them settle in as quickly as possible. As well as having their own Houseparent and Tutor, new pupils in Year 7 are allocated a “buddy” from Year 8 to act as their personal guide. Tutors speak with parents of new pupils after the first few weeks to let them know how their child is settling in. We warmly encourage all parents to visit the school to support their son or daughter in concerts, sports matches and other activities.