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Transition from year six

There have been many developments in the educational world since my last letter to you at the beginning of May; I am pleased to say that we are now able to implement a modified transitional programme for our new year seven pupils.  There are some changes, expectedly, but what remains the same is the enthusiasm and dedication of staff to ensure that your child is welcomed to Chilwell School. We will be here with a smile and warmth as they take their first steps on their learning journey with us.

This is a section will be set up dedicated to transition - including a video tour of the school and regular assemblies. There will also be updated information about the processes and ways we are responding to government directives on the COVID 19 situation, along with other information we think you and your child will find useful.

Over the last year the current year sevens have been involved in many wonderful opportunities; discovery days, sporting competitions, working with our year eleven prefects, alongside a comprehensive PSHCE programme – all of which we hope to replicate. During our registration period, tutors have welcomed their tutees with humour, positivity and caring approach which has accompanied the successful management of our high expectations.   

So far there has been contact with your child’s primary school in order to collect information and gain advice on our new year seven cohort for September 2020; further meetings are planned so that we can holistically consider the needs of your child, socially and academically.

We are also very aware that you may have questions, and we are keen to answer these where possible. We have already hosted a year six parents’ evening where key members of staff explained the existing provision for your child and took questions.

On Wednesday 15th July we plan to welcome you again to join us for one of two 30 minute ZOOM meetings. This session will give more detail about the plans for September. Please see the guidance and FAQs section, where questions asked in the first session have been addressed. Please note the times for the groups below.

  • 6.00pm - Parents of pupils from Beeston Rylands and John Clifford.
  • 7.00pm - Parents of pupils at The Lanes, Eskdale and other educational providers.

A code will be sent out via email 30 minutes before the event. Zoom meetings can be accessed via your browser or through the Zoom app which can be downloaded from the zoom site.

A code will be sent out via email 30 minutes before the event - if you do not receive this code please check your email 'junk' folder. 

If you have checked your 'junk' mail and are still experiencing difficulties please email with any further issues.

I look forward to seeing you on the 15th of July. In the meantime, I hope you are keeping safe and feeling confident about your child’s transition to Chilwell School in September.

Dedicated inbox for our prospective parents.  If you have any queries related to your child's transition or the zoom meetings please email us at: 

Please feel free to share this email address with any other prospective parents who you feel may have missed our communications.