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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

  2021 LogoWelcome 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. 


The Year 7 Family Forum due to take place on Thursday 22nd July has been postponed until the new term, we want to ensure everyone is safe to enjoy their summer break.


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

Click here to view the Virtual Transition Open Evening presentation



Transition Events

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


 
Monday 5 July 2021: VIRTUAL Transition Welcome Evening - UPDATED   6:00pm-7:15pm on our website

Join us at our Virtual Welcome Evening to meet students and staff, and learn more about our school community. 
Click here to view the presentation.

Wednesday 7 July 2021: Transition Day - UPDATED

8:40am-1:00pm at Beckfoot School

We look forward to seeing your child on our Transition Day. They will experience a day at Beckfoot, learn more about the school and hopefully get answers to all their questions.

Please see more information on our letter here.

 
June 2021 - Place2Be Drop-In Sessions for Parents

We will also be offering the opportunity to have a 15-minute one-to-one session with our Place2Be service. The are 8 appointments available and will be booked on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

Please email Judith Revers direct to book your session at becx13@beckfoot.org

  • Friday 25 June at 10:00am
  • Friday 25 June at 10:15am
  • Friday 25 June at 10:30am
  • Friday 25 June at 10:45am
  • Wednesday 30 June at 2:00pm
  • Wednesday 30 June at 2:15pm
  • Wednesday 30 June at 2:30pm
  • Wednesday 30 June at 2:45pm

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

 

The Year 7 Family Forum due to take place on Thursday 22nd July has been postponed until the new term. We want to ensure everyone is safe to enjoy their summer break

Tuesday 7 September 2021: 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.

 


Previous events

 

May 2021 and June 2021: Virtual Drop-In Session with the SENCo

We will be offering the opportunity to have a 10 minute one-to-one session with the SENCo or Deputy Head to discuss your Child's Special Education Needs. The times are between either 9:30am-10:30am or 11:20am-12:20pm and will be done via ZOOM on one of the following days:

  • Friday 7 May 2021
  • Friday 14 May 2021
  • Friday 21 May 2021
  • Friday 11 June 2021
  • Friday 25 June 2021

If you are interested, please email BeckfootTransition@beckfoot.org with your preferred date and time slot and we will send you a ZOOM invitation to your email.

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 

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 last year 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 2021. 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!’