It can be a worrying time for students who are proposing to move to a new school; they understandably have concerns.
We have a comprehensive Transition Programme to ensure that your child feels welcome and settled at our school. Students from our larger feeder schools will receive a visit from our Pastoral Team in the Summer Term prior to their joining us. This is an opportunity for your child to meet the team in a comfortable and familiar environment and also gives our staff an opportunity to talk to their current class teacher.
For students coming from smaller primary schools, either on their own, or with one or two classmates, we will hold a 'Tea Party' to allow them to get to know each other prior to the main Transition Day.
Similarly, for our SEN students, we hold an additional 'Tea Party' so that they may come into school prior to the main Transition Day, which may be daunting for them.
This is followed by an Induction Day on Tuesday 2nd July 2019 where our new students child will visit the school, get to know their peers and Form Tutors but also have a fun taster of what life at Blenheim can offer them.
During their first week at Blenheim we offer a staggered entry and also adjust our timetable and lesson rooms in order for our new Year 7's to gradually get to know the building, classrooms but more importantly, us and each other.
New Parents' are invited to our Information Evening on Monday 1st July 2019. Details of all of these events will be sent to new parents in due course. Parents will also be invited to a further information evening at the start of the new term in September.
We understand that it is also a daunting time for many parents and carers but we do our best to help with the adjustment to Secondary School.