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Year 6 to 7 Transition (2021-22)


The transition from primary to secondary school is an important milestone in the lives of children and their families. At Hinchingbrooke School we pride ourselves on providing our new students, parents and carers with a smooth and extensive transition program where students arrive on their first day in September excited about the next chapter of their education, rather than feeling apprehensive.

We want all students who choose Hinchingbrooke school to develop new friendships, improve their confidence and get used to their new routines, new timetable and school organisation with great ease. We aim to enrich students’ learning experience by providing them with opportunities and challenges, along with the practical skills and knowledge to be confident well qualified individuals, ready for employment, training, or the next steps in their education.

The Transition Team

Transition Manager and Head of Year 7 - Mr Dan Milner 
dmilner@hbk.acesmat.uk or telephone: 01480 375700 extension 5818

Transition and Year 7 Student Support Officer - Mrs Caroline Pittock 
cpittock@hbk.acesmat.uk or telephone: 01480 375700 extension 5826

Transition and Lower School Administrator - Mrs Nicola Darbyshire
transition@hbk.acesmat.uk or telephone: direct dial 01480 420522

SENDCo - Mr Andrew Sedgwick
asedgwick@acesmat.uk or telephone: (direct dial) 01480 420548 

Medical Needs Co-ordinator - Mr Simon Parker
sparker@hbk.acesmat.uk or telephone: 01480 375700 extension 5763

If you have any questions please email transition@hbk.acesmat.uk or telephone 01480 420522 and leave a message, you will receive a response within 24 hours

To view a virtual tour of the school please click the link Virtual Tour 

Key Dates
14 October 2021 - Year 6 Open Evening (details to be confirmed)
31 October 2021 - Application deadline for secondary school choices
Applications can be made online from 13 September 2021

https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/children-and-families/schools-learning/apply-for-a-school-place/secondary-school   

1 March 2022  - Offer letters/emails sent by the LEA. If you applied online, you will be able to view your child's school offer by using the online facility on this date.

It is important that you accept your child's place by logging onto the citizen portal, this needs to be done within 15 days.

If you do not wish to accept the school place offered, you must ensure you inform the local authority. This can be done by completing the refusal slip attached to the offer letter and returning it to the Admissions Team, or via the citizen portal, they will need to know the school that your child will be going to instead.

Admissions Team
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The Octagon
Castle Hill
Cambridge
CB3 0AP

Email: admissions@cambridgeshire.gov.uk or Telephone: 0345 045 1370

If you would like your child to be placed in the same house as their siblings, please make us aware of this via the online admission form. We must have this information no later than the beginning of May, please be aware that we cannot guarantee this matter and requests received after this date cannot be considered.

April 2022 - A Welcome letter and link to our online Admission form is emailed home. Please note this form needs completing as a final confirmation of taking up your child's place for September, this needs completing before the Taster days. If you require a paper copy instead please contact us.

March-May 2022 - The Transition and Learning Support Team visits your child’s primary school, as we work very closely with your child's Year 6 teacher to ensure that we receive all the required information to support your child’s academic progress and pastoral needs. During these visits, we give your child the opportunity to hear more about life at Hinchingbrooke School and to answer any questions in which they may have to dispel any worries.

If your child is travelling on a school bus next year, you must apply to Education Transport to get their pass. You can apply at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/education/transport

Education Transport Team
Box No. SH1013
Shire Hall
Cambridge
CB3 0AP

Email: educationtransportteam@cambridgeshire.gov.uk or Telephone: 0345 045 5208

June 2022 - Email to parent/carer with detailed information regarding the Taster days, Information evening, including form group and house allocation, and the school handbook.

28 June - Pre Taster sessions (by invitation only) 
5, 6 and 7 July 2022 - Taster Days for Year 6 pupils
7 July 2022 - Information Evening for Parent/Carers of Year 6 pupils

The year 7 Tie for September 2022 is a bronze stripe

You will receive a verification code from our Communication team in September to register you for ParentMail.

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