Year 7 Transition

Dear Parent/Carer

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you and your child into the Cardinal Langley family and are pleased to be able to hold our transition events in person this year.

Transition Day: This year, the transition day for students will take place on Tuesday 5th July. There will also be a meeting for parents starting at 6.00pm the same evening. Further details about the transition events can be found below:

Transition Day for Year 6 Students – Tuesday 5th July 2022

Please be aware of the following points:

  • Children should arrive at Cardinal Langley for 8:20am and should be dressed in their primary school uniform. They will need to bring writing equipment with them.
  • Children will be welcomed on arrival and accompanied to the Chapel where they will be given further information about the day’s events.
  • Children can bring either a packed lunch or will have the chance to buy their own lunch in the school dining room. Children who receive free school meals will have their lunch provided.
  • The day will end at approximately 2:20pm. If your child has a brother or sister who already attends Cardinal Langley and can collect them at the end of the day, we would ask that they meet in the school hall at 2:30pm. If you are picking your child up by car, please do not drive onto the school premises as space is very limited. We would also ask you not to obstruct the bus bays, cycle paths or residential driveways nearby.
  • Tuesday 5th July is the Transition Day for all Year 6 children across the borough of Rochdale. Your child’s primary school is aware that your child will be here at Cardinal Langley RC High School on that day.

Transition Meeting for Parents/Carers – Tuesday 5th July 2022

We would like to invite you to a Welcome Evening on Tuesday 5th July, starting at 6:00pm. This is for the parents and carers of those Year 6 children who will be joining us in September 2022.

It is very important that parents and carers attend this event as you will be given key information about your child’s move up to Cardinal Langley in September.

You will also have the chance to meet members of staff, who will be able to answer any questions you might have about the school and the process of settling into secondary school life.

If arriving by car, there is ample parking at the rear of the school.  Please show courtesy to our neighbours when parking and do not block their driveways.

Transition Summer School 2022: We are also planning a summer school as part of the transition process. All children are encouraged to join us for 2 days of fun activities on either Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th August or Thursday 25th & Friday 26th August. Similar events have been run in the past and have greatly helped children to settle in to their new environment. Please indicate whether your child will be able to attend, and your preferred days, using the following link: Transition Summer School Application

If your child attends for the full 2 days of the summer school, you will be issued with a voucher to cover the cost of a school blazer.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Foster, who is our Primary Liaison Coordinator here in school.

In addition to our transition events, there is also a series of videos (see below) to help familiarise you and your child with the school prior to joining us in September.

The videos available are:

  • Parent Information – this is a short video of the key information you need to support your child to be ready to join us in September
  • Meet the Key People – this includes myself, Mrs Hatton (Deputy Head), Mrs Williams (Deputy Head), Mrs Flitcroft (Head of Year 7), Mrs Lord (Special Needs Co-ordinator) & Mrs Foster (Transition Co-ordinator)
  • Virtual Tour of the School – some of our students show the key areas of the school so students can familiarise themselves with the facilities

We also have our school handbook, which you should have received in the post along with a pupil information pack to be completed and returned to us here at school by 20th May 2022:

Year 7 Handbook 2022

Pupil Information Pack 2022

Yours faithfully,

Mr A Bridson
Headteacher

Here is Mr Bridson’s transition evening address, brought to you by the power of technology.

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