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Transition from year 6 to year 7 is a very important stage in every child’s educational journey. We are committed to ensuring every year 7 student makes the best possible start to their time with us. We offer a wide range of events and information sessions to ensure you, as parents and carers, are well-informed in how to support your child. We hope you find our FAQs handout useful.

Enjoy our Open Evening in September – This is a great opportunity to find out more about the school, our ethos and our values. Take a tour of the school site with one of our Beckbuddies, meet our staff and hear from the Head. There will also be interactive activities going on throughout the school. Most importantly, you will be able to ask our students about their experience of Beckfoot.

Tours for Prospective Parents/Carers – You’re welcome to contact Emily Wintersgill (Headteacher’s PA) to arrange a tour of the school with Simon Wade (Headteacher). We look forward to showing you all that our school has to offer.

Join us at an Information Evening at your child's primary school – senior leaders and pastoral team members visit all our main feeder primary schools in the lead up to Open Evening. We present to prospective students and their families, give you all the information you need, and answer any questions you might have. We also love to bring primary school alumni so you can hear from them about their experience of Beckfoot.

Visits from the pastoral and SEND team – They visit our feeder primary schools to find out more about new year 7s to ensure that their transition to Beckfoot is as smooth and successful as possible.

See you at Welcome Evening on 29th June 2020 – This is an evening event where you and your child meet their form tutor, the role of the Head of Year, and the senior leadership team. You will find out more about preparing for Beckfoot and receive a Welcome Pack. This includes the Beckfoot-Ready Guide which we hope you find useful in answering any questions you may have.

Your child’s first Transition Day on 1st July 2020 - This is a one-day event where your child will join us for a taster day at Beckfoot. They’ll meet their tutor, experience what lessons are like at Beckfoot, and spend break and lunch with us.

Come to your special Parent Forum on 9th July 2020 – We hold a dedicated Parent Forum for all our families who are new to Beckfoot. We answer your questions and make sure you have all the information you need to guide and support your child in their journey through to Beckfoot School.

Your child's second Transition Day on 7th September 2020 - This is your child's second day at Beckfoot where they join Year 12s only to support a smooth transition to Beckfoot School.

Extra visits – If you feel your child would benefit from an additional visit to Beckfoot, please contact the Head of Year 7.