• Year 7

Progression to Y7: Sept 2019

Year 6 Specialist Subject Sessions

As part of our transition process we offer specialist subject sessions to all Year 6 children throughout the year. This year's have now ended.    

Tewkesbury School Key Dates 

March 2018: Already attended Year 5 Exploration Week

24 September – 28 September 2018: Open Evening / Mornings. Morning tours at 9.15 am and 11.15 am

Deadline 31 October 2018: Parents apply online to Gloucestershire County Council with Tewkesbury School as preference

1 March 2019: Parents receive allocated place from Gloucestershire County Council

by 8 March 2019: Parents confirm place with Gloucestershire County Council (GCC).  GCC update Tewkesbury School

April 2019: We write to parents regarding the forthcoming meeting dates and when you will be informed of your child’s Tutor Group placement

24 April 2019:  6.00 pm.  Parents’ Information Evening in the Sports Hall on vertical tutoring and curriculum organisation.

An information evening for parents/carers about the curriculum, House and tutoring systems, expectations and opportunities and school uniform. No Year 6 pupils to attend – they will receive this information later in the term.  Our school uniform suppliers will have items on display with price lists and details of their forthcoming discounts.

Summer Term 2019: Visits to primaries to collect information on your child. Welcome pack issued to families.

Saturday 29 June 2019:  New Y7 parent-student learning morning at Tewkesbury School, from 9:00-1:00pm, in the Sports Hall.  

A morning of fun learning activities for children and parents. Booking is essential.  THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED
Refreshments will be available and we advise comfortable clothing and trainers as there may be a PE activity involved.   

Monday 8 July 2019:  New Y7 Taster Day. Please note change to only ONE day (students are not required on Tuesday 9 July) 

This is a compulsory part of the transition process. Students will experience a full day at Tewkesbury School, attending a mixture of lessons and activities with different teachers for each lesson and moving with the rest of the school on the bell. We recommend that you use these days as an opportunity to get children used to making their way to and from school.

Tuesday 3 September 2019: Tewkesbury School - Day 1 – Year 7 only

October 2019:  Y7 Tutor/Parent contact week

Other useful information

Your child will be issued with a welcome pack during our primary visits that take place in the summer term. This contains the admission form and a Moving up to Tewkesbury School student handbook that your child will need to keep and use in September.  Please read this over the summer and keep this in a safe place to bring to school on the first day of term!

Tewkesbury School's uniform grant for new Year 7 students - September 2019

Grants in support of purchasing new school uniform for students transferring in September 2019 can be applied for via Tewkesbury School. The grant is a one off payment, for the amount of £50.00.  You can only apply for this during the Summer Term 2019. An application form will be supplied in the 'Welcome Pack', or can be obtained from the school's finance office in the summer term 2019. Please ensure that you provide the relevant supporting information.

The grants are only available to Parents/Guardians who receive either Income Support, Income Related Employment & Support Allowance, Income-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Support Under Part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999, Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) that does not exceed £16,190, or the Guaranteed element of State Pension.

Uniform, specifically our blazer with the pre-embroidered school badge, girls skirts and trousers with the school logo, v neck jumpers with logo, the clip-on school tie with house colour and the Tewkesbury School PE kit can be purchased from schooltogs Cheltenham, Trutex in Gloucester and online from SchoolTrends. PE kit can be purchased from Martin Berrill Sports in Gloucester.  We also have a nearly new school uniform shop. You can view items online here.

Free School Meals

You will also be eligible for Free School Meals if you are entitled to the benefits listed above. If you are not already in receipt but are entitled please do apply. The application guidlelines can be viewed on the Gloucestershire County Council website here.