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Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls is a highly successful school, judged by Ofsted in January 2023 as ‘Good’ in all categories.

Transition to Year 7

Welcome to our Year 7 Transition page.

We understand that moving to Secondary School can be an anxious time for students and parents.   

The Year 7 Team at Carshalton High School for Girls is dedicated to ensuring that the move from Primary School to Secondary School is a smooth and positive process for our students.

Members of the Year 7 Team have a wealth of experience in relation to transition and are committed to ensuring that both students and parents feel supported throughout

Mr M Devenney, Headteacher

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Key Dates 


Welcome information

Welcome information and transition forms sent to families.



Scholarship confirmations sent out after National Offer day.


Transition Information

Details of our transition events sent home.

26 June 2024 Headstart Day Sole students or one of only two joining from their current primary school, are invited in to meet other students in a similar position.
28 June 2024 SEND Induction Induction for SEND students.

1 July 2024

New Intake Parents' Evening

New students and families invited to meet key staff and other new students.

3 July 2024

Student Induction

Students spend the day at CHSG getting to know the school.

4 September 2024

Start of the Autumn Term

Details will be sent out in July with details for the start of term.

Transition of Learning from Primary to Secondary School

We are very keen at CHSG that no learning time is lost in the transition from Primary School to Secondary School and that this may have been exacerbated by the school closures of the last fifteen months. We thoroughly believe that learning should take place from the outset and that we must build on the knowledge students have gained in Year 6. With that in mind, we ask all students to bring their Year 6 English and Maths books with them on their first day in September if they have them. This will prove extremely useful in setting the standard and appropriate level of challenge for our lessons in September. We hope all our students take as many opportunities as possible to keep reading and learning over the summer holidays.

Start of Term Arrangements

What to wear/bring:

In September students should:

  • Be in full school uniform
  • Have the embroidered school bag
  • Have her pencil case and equipment with her
  • Water bottle
  • Summer challenge booklet
  • There is no need for students to bring their PE/Dance kit that day

On the first day, students will be in their tutor group with their Form Tutor completing the induction day activities before experiencing their first two lessons here at CHSG. We intend to complete a reading test called NGRT during our tutor time, this test is nothing to worry about, and no prior revision is needed. Within the first few weeks of September, we will complete a writing test called DASH and a spelling test called HASTII, The Year 7 team, support staff and Year 11 volunteers will be on hand to help the day run smoothly.

In September, for those students whose parents have given their consent, we register the students for the biometric cashless catering system allowing them to begin using the canteen.

Please ensure your daughter has money on her ParentPay account from September. Letters will be sent to parents at the end of August with full details of how to set up their ParentPay account. See the school website for details if you need further information regarding school meals.

Timings of the school day for the first week back

Students should use the gate that connects the school to the park next door, located in Wrythe Recreation Ground. Please do not come to the main blue gates. Students will need to line up in their tutor group. There will be a clear sign to indicate all tutor groups. Please do not come to the school site to drop your daughter at school and there is no parking on site available.

Timings of the school day for the rest of the academic year

After the first day of term, Year 7 students will revert to the normal school day timings. These are from 8.30am - 3pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am - 2.35pm on a Friday.

Students are only allowed on site from 8.10am and are considered late if they are not in their designated area by 8.30am.

All After School Clubs run from 3pm to 4pm and more information about these will follow in due course.

We look forward to seeing our students in September and when they will begin their journey into #TEAMCHSG.

School Uniform

For full details about our school uniform and where to purchase it are found on our website.

Contacting Us

We welcome communication from parents and if you need to contact the school during the transition period please call the main office 020 8647 8294 or email