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Beckfoot Trust is an organisation that links a group of local Bradford schools together so that they can collectively improve the life chances for young people within their schools. Our aim is to create a group of truly remarkable schools each with a genuine comprehensive intake. They will be wonderful places for young people to learn and grow up in. We want to make a difference. We want to create something special.

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Transition - Year 6 to 7

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Welcome to the ‘Moving On Up’ webpage. These pages are dedicated to Year 6s who will be joining us soon, and their families. We hope the information and advice helps you get ready to start your journey with us.
We’re so looking forward to meeting you all soon! 


If there is anything we can add to the website to support you, or you have a question - however big or small - please get in touch. Email us anytime at BeckfootTransition@beckfoot.org and a member of the Year 7 Team will get back to you. 


Keep Up to Date with Letters to Year 6 Families - click here



Transition Events

We’re excited to welcome you into school soon! Please see below for details of upcoming events for families and children: 


May/June 2022: Virtual Drop-In Session with SEND

We will be offering the opportunity to have 15 minute one to one drop in via ZOOM/TEAMS with SENDCO or Deputy SENDCo to discuss your child's Special Education Needs. The time are between 8:30am and 10:30am on the following days:
  • Fri 6 May 2022
  • Fri 13 May 2022
  • Fri 27 May 2022
  • Fri 10 June 2022
  • Thu 16 June 2022

Please click here to book your place.

 

May/June 2022: Place2Be Drop-In Sessions for Parents

We may also be offering the opportunity to have a 15-minute one-to-one session with our Place2Be service. The appointments and will be booked on a first-come-first-serve basis. More information will be released shortly.

For more information on Place2Be, please see their website here. 


Monday 4 July 2022: Transition Welcome Evening

6:00pm-7:15pm at Beckfoot School

Join us at our Welcome Evening to meet students and staff, and learn more about our school community. We hope you understand that our invitation extends to two adults only; this is to ensure your evening is comfortable and we can talk with every parent/carer and their child. Doors will open at 6.00pm.

 

Wednesday 6 July 2022: Transition Day

9:00am-2:00pm at Beckfoot School

We look forward to seeing your child again on our Transition Day. They will experience a day at Beckfoot, learn more about the school and hopefully get answers to all their questions. It is also an opportunity to begin building new friendships and get to know their Tutor which ensures a smooth

start with us. Please ensure your child is at the red tarmac area by the South Entrance by 9.00am where staff will be excited to meet and greet them.

They must wear their primary school uniform and will require a packed lunch for the day. They do not need a coat on in school. They will also have their photograph taken in readiness for their September start.

Your child will need to be collected in person at 2.00pm at the red tarmac area by the South Entrance. In order to ensure a smooth departure for our new students and their families, you may park in the bus bay, which is near the pick-up point but please ensure you collect your child in person. Our driveway is only available to families with a permit. If your child is walking home or using public transport, please inform us at Transition Evening at the sign-in desk.

 

Monday 5 September 2022: First Day of Year 7

8:30am at Beckfoot School

We cannot wait to welcome our new Year 7s back to Beckfoot for their first official day.

 

Thursday 8 September 2022: Year 7 Family Forum

6:00pm at Beckfoot School

We hold a dedicated Family 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.

 

Useful information

Year 7 Handbook: Get ready for Beckfoot by reading this guide together with your child. Inside, you’ll find a wealth of information to help you plan for a successful start to Year 7. Click here to download your copy. 

 Letters

Forms 

Useful Information

 Useful links on our website: 

Top Tips for Parents/Carers

We asked Year 7 families and our pastoral team about what advice they’d give on how to support a smooth transition to Year 7. Click here for their top ten suggestions. 

Transitioning from Primary school to Secondary school

We know, secondary school can be very different to primary school. Here is a video that you might find useful:

Moving Up! – a short film about the transition to secondary school 

A Transition Workbook - a printable workbook by the Mental Health Support Team to support transition to secondary school

Remember, you are able to email us anything at BeckfootTransition@beckfoot.org

FAQs

We’ve put together a selection of useful FAQs using feedback from families whose children have recently made the transition to Year 7. Click HERE to see our FAQs. If your question doesn’t appear here, please get in touch with us by emailing BeckfootTransition@beckfoot.org

Meet the Year 7 Team

Tour your school

We made a video during Covid to support Year 7 to familiarise themselves with the layout of Beckfoot as they couldn't attend any transition events.

This year, we look forward to giving you a grand tour in person.

In the meantime, please click here to watch our updated tour video (June 2021).

An example Year 7 timetable

An example Year 7 timetable

Extra-curricular opportunities

SPA stands for Sports and Performing Arts and takes place over tutor and break time combined. We’re proud of the variety of extra-curricular opportunities we offer all students, and we’re always open to new suggestions. Have a look at some past example timetables below. 
SPA & PE

 

Recommended Reads

Like books?  Access FREE reading & audiobooks online from your local library here: https://www.borrowbox.com/

Discover FREE audiobooks online here: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Enter a world of magic with…

Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman: A girl’s journey to the arctic in search of her friend - with a little help from her daemon.

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy: Can one formidable teenage girl, a well-dressed skeleton detective and a cast of magical characters stop evil from winning the day?

Want to explore a dystopian world? Try…

Maze Runner by James Dashner Thomas loses his memory and finds himself trapped in a massive maze called the Glade. Can he and his friends escape?

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Katniss volunteers to replace her sister in a tournament that ends only when one participant remains. Will she be the one to survive.

If you like realistic fiction, try…

Wonder by R J Palacio Auggie wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past his extraordinary face. 

The Baking Life of Amelie Day by Vanessa Curtis Amelie Day loves to bake but she has Cystic Fibrosis and some days she can barely breathe. Can she make it to the big competition?

Want some adventure? Try…

Stormbreaker (Alex Rider series) by Anthony Horowitz When MI6 recognizes his potential, Alex Rider is armed with secret gadgets and sent on his first mission. But the teenage spy soon finds himself in mortal danger.

The Dog Who Saved the World by Ross Welford Georgie and Mr Mash must embark on a desperate quest: to save every dog on earth, and maybe even all of humanity.

In the mood for a mystery? Try…

The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd How can a boy go onto the London Eye and disappear?

Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens Two friends set up their very own deadly secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls and now they have a murder to solve.

Fancy a good laugh? Try… 

Kid Normal by Greg James and Chris Smith A normal kid in an extraordinary school.

The Parent Agency by David Baddiel There is a world, not far from this one, where children can choose their own parents. For Barry, this seems like a dream come true. Only things turn out to be not quite that simple…

Feeling romantic? Try…

Cherry Crush (The Chocolate Box Girls series) by Cathy Cassidy Cherry’s life is about to change forever as she discovers a new family and new relationships. 

Girl Online by Zoe Sugg Blogging about your life will only get you into trouble.

Love football? Then take a look at these…

Ultimate Football Heroes series (male players) by Matt and Tom Oldfield The life stories of the biggest and best footballers. 

Ultimate Football Heroes series (female players) by Charlotte Brown The life stories of the biggest and best footballers. 

Download 'Beckfoot 100 Books' for more book suggestions >

 

Get Creative This Summer

We want to make sure your child is feeling excited and ready to start with us at Beckfoot. So we’ve come up with 20 awesome activities for you to choose from before you start with us in September 2022. Don’t forget to email us your photos of you taking on a challenge at BeckfootTransition@beckfoot.org 

Click here to download your copy of the ‘Get Creative This Summer!’