Starting Secondary School

A CHALLENGE FOR YEAR 6: Mr Herbert, Head of Transition and KS3, has devised a challenge for all those current Year 6s who will be joining us as Year 7 students in September 2020.  It is a really exciting challenge, and we very much hope you like it.  Please click on the following link, and all shall be revealed… GOOD LUCK! Year 6 Challenge

The transition from primary to secondary school is a hugely significant stage in a child’s life and, therefore, also in the lives of their parents/carers. We understand this. What’s more, we are currently in the midst of an unprecedented global crisis and so we also understand that for current Year 6 students and their parents/carers this transition may feel overwhelming.

Students who are starting Year 7 at our school in September 2020 will continue to receive information (via this website, via letter, and/or via their respective current Headteachers), which explains the strategies we have in place. We will use these lines of communication to share key dates as and when we are able to decide them.  Unfortunately, we were not able to hold our Transition Evenings, due to take place in April 2020, as in previous years.  It is essential that, despite this, we have all the information we need and that it is up-to-date.  For that reason we have created an online version of our Admissions Form.  Even if you have already completed and sent in to us the paper Admission Form at home we would be grateful if you would please complete the online version here.

We have created a private Facebook group (linked to our main school page) which is specifically for the parents and carers of those joining us as Year 7 students in September 2020. We regularly post information, photos, videos introducing key staff members, and answers to questions which are posed. If you would like to join this group then please just click on this link: Year 7 September 2020 and you will be prompted to answer three simple questions.  We have also put together a newsletter which will help you get to know us and our school better: Ed Lines Issue 1.

A copy of our Privacy Notice can found here.

Uniform for September 2020 can be viewed on our website and purchased via Aubyn Davies, Bury St Edmunds.  With regards to purchasing your child’s uniform ahead of September then we can inform you that Aubyn Davies are currently offering online purchasing and ‘click and collect’ options (products can brought out to cars if needed).  Parents and carers can also contact the shop by phone if they have any questions.  We will update you as, and when, they are able to re-open more fully.  If you have any questions in relation to uniform then please contact our Deputy Head Mrs Tucker (, or get in touch via our Facebook Page.  (Please note: our school uniform review has been put on hold owing to the present climate. As/when we introduce the new uniform there will be a transition period of approximately a year which will allow students time to grow out of their current uniform before having to buy new items).

If any parents or carers have any worries regarding their child’s transition then they should not hesitate to get in touch.  The best staff members to contact are:

Mr R. Herbert – Assistant Head (Key Stage 3 and Transition) and/or Mrs D. Dunning – Senior Administrator (Transition)

Contact can also be made via the Year 7 September 2020 Facebook page linked above.

We wish you all the very best during these difficult times.

Stay safe.

Here is a message from our Headteacher, Mr Walker to those who will be joining us as Year 7 students in September 2020: