The Year 6 students will attend an induction day in Term 6. This is a very exciting day as the students will meet members of their new year group and learning group, sample a variety of lessons around the school and find out which tutor group they will join in September.
In mid-September we have our parent/student activity evenings. The idea of these evenings is for parents/carers to join the new Year 7 students and their learning group in ice-breaking activities. It will provide a fantastic opportunity to feel comfortable within your child's new school and to meet their new friends and other parents. This will be followed by a Friends of Bristol Free School (FOBFS) BBQ.
Through many years of experience, it always amazes me how quickly Year 7 students settle in to "big school". The worries of "Will I get lost?", "Will I make new friends?" become questions of the past and soon the students are attending extracurricular clubs and are fully integrated into the school community. Of course, some students do find the transition harder than others, but a positive consistent approach between home and school ensures that strategies and support are always on hand to make it easier for any individual.