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
Head of Year
Assistant Head of Year
Pastoral Support Officer
Culture and Values
We are a school that is committed to excellence. We are committed to providing an excellent education and wider school experience for all our students and we encourage them to aim for excellence in every part of their school life. We hope our parents share that vision with us.
Below is our Culture and Values booklet which gives a flavour of who we are as a school and what we believe in.
This evening was due to take place on Monday 5th July. Typically, this event is held to give families details about the Induction Day of the same week and for students to meet key members of staff. In place of this, this year, we will publish three videos via our transition YouTube channel that will be aimed primarily at parents/carers. You will find a welcome video from the Headteacher introducing you to our school, a welcome message from two of our Year 7 students and a presentation from Mr James outlining some key features of school life at CHSG. To access the transition YouTube channel, please use this link: CHSG Year 7 Transition or search for 'CHSG Year 7 Transition' on YouTube.
The Induction Day was scheduled to be held on Wednesday 7th July. This event will now be held remotely via our YouTube channel also. You will find a series of videos will be published that we would like students to watch. These videos will introduce students to some key staff at the school and give them a better understanding of how we will support students so their time at our school is as successful as can be. Students have also been sent an activity booklet, Stepping Up, that is to be completed alongside these videos.
As the majority of our Induction process is now being held remotely we have created a CHSG Year 7 YouTube channel for families to be able to access video content to assist the transition to secondary school. Please click here to be taken to the channel.
First Day in September
We will complete some of the in-person Induction Day processes on the first day of the Autumn term 2021, which is 6th September. Students will spend most of that day with their Form Tutor and Tutor Group and receive a free book, PE bag and water bottle from our school. Students will need to arrive at 8.30am where they will be met by the Year 7 Transition Team and escorted to their tutor base. They will need to be wearing the full school uniform and have their embroidered school bag, pencil case and a packed lunch with them. There is no need for students to bring their PE /Dance kit that day.
This booklet is primarily for parents/carers, however, in the same way as our previous booklet on our ‘Culture and Values’ was primarily for the students, we encourage all family members to read it together. It is not exhaustive but includes the main aspects our school life here at CHSG. Included in the booklet is information about our school uniform supplier. We would ask that uniform is not purchased until students have been informed which House they have been placed in.
We have created a transition email address: firstname.lastname@example.org which can be used to email in any questions that are not already answered by the information on this page. This email account is monitored by the Year 7 pastoral team and all emails will be responded to within 2 school days.
Meeting with Senior Leadership Team
Typically, prior to the Induction Evening, parents would have had an opportunity to discuss any individual student needs with a member of the Senior Leadership Team. These meetings are usually for parents of students who have SEND needs, significant friendship issues or other specific concerns from Primary School. These meetings will still be offered to parents but will now take place over the telephone. We have a variety of slots between Monday 21st June and Friday 2nd July. Please contact the school office (020 8647 8294) and a member of the team will advise you of the available meeting dates and times. Please note that these are not general information meetings but are specifically reserved for students who may have needs that we must be made aware of.
Please see below our brochure for Summer School which will take place on Monday 23rd–Friday 27th August. This will be a great way for students to visit the school site, make friends and meet some of our staff. Every single student in Year 7 is invited and those who attend will experience a blend of learning, enrichment, team building and academic activities.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Transition of Learning from Primary School 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, I would ask that all students 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.
For full details about our school uniform and where to purchase it, click here.
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 the Transition Team at email@example.com.
All staff email addresses can be found on the website in the Staff Directory under the Contact Us tab.