The Year 6 students will attend one of our induction days in
late June/early July. 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.