Dear New Year 7 student for 2018
Welcome to Maiden Erlegh School – The first step on the journey
We have just received the information from Wokingham Borough Council about who is joining us in September and we will contact you with some key dates and forms for you to complete. We will also start collecting lots of information from your Primary School and arrange visits to meet you and your Year 6 teachers.
It's important to us that you feel confident and positive about your move to Maiden Erlegh. We provide a lots of activities which enables you and your parents to get to know us better.
Visit to the Primary Schools
In the Summer Term of Year 6, our Transition Team will visit you in your primary school. We will listen to your teachers and hopefully get a chance to talk to you about what to expect.
Student Induction Day
By mid-May you will receive a further letter from us with details of the date of the Student Induction Day, when you will visit us here. This full day visit will give you an opportunity to experience a full day at secondary school together with meeting current students and talking to them about life at Maiden Erlegh.
Parent Induction Evening
Parents and carers are invited to join us for an evening. This is an opportunity for us to share some of the experiences you had when you came to visit us. Your parents or carers will be able to meet me (your Head of Year) and other key members of staff. Everyone will hear about how they can get involved in school life and how they can support you in your transition to secondary school.
The Transition process continues into Year 7. In September, you will join us on the first day earlier than all of the other pupils at the school. You will be met by your tutor and spend time with your new tutor group. Everyone worries about getting lost, but during the first few days we have plenty of helpers to ensure that you are pointed in the right direction and within a few days you won’t need a map anymore!