Progression to Y7: Sept 2020

Year 6 Specialist Subject Sessions

As part of our transition process we offer specialist subject sessions to all Year 6 children throughout the year. 

Sessions take place on the dates shown below between 4 and 5pm at Tewkesbury School. There are up to 24 places per session.  There is a small charge of £3 per session to cover costs, payable on arrival.

Parents must collect their children in person at the end of the session and leave contact details in case of emergency.  Updates about the sessions will appear on the website/Twitter/Facebook and a reminder email is sent to the parent/carer ahead of each date.   Please click the link to book the relevant session. We look forward to seeing you!


Subject session and focus


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Wednesday 4 March

ENGLISH:  Creative writing

Mrs Jones


Tuesday 17 March

MATHS: Team Maths Challenge UKMT

Mr Whitehead


Wednesday 25 March

FOOD: Nuffin! for muffins!

Mrs Butt


Please email to add your name to the reserve list. 

Tuesday 31 March

MATHS: Maths and Space – unbelievably huge numbers

Mr Whitehead


Tewkesbury School Key Dates 

March 2019: Already attended Year 5 Exploration Week

23 September – 27 September 2019: Open Evening / Mornings. Morning tours at 9.15 am and 11.15 am

Deadline 31 October 2019: Parents apply online to Gloucestershire County Council with Tewkesbury School as preference

2 March 2020: Parents receive allocated place from Gloucestershire County Council

by midnight on 9 March 2020: Parents confirm place with Gloucestershire County Council (GCC).  GCC update Tewkesbury School

March/April 2020: We write to parents regarding the forthcoming meeting dates and key events. 

22 April 2020:  6.00 pm.  Parents’ Information Evening in the Sports Hall  6.00 pm  'Preparing for Transition'.

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 2020: Visits to primaries to collect information on your child. Welcome presentations given to Year 6 children at their primary schools and welcome pack issued (June/July).  You will be informed of your child’s House/Tutor Group placement via a separate letter/email in July.

Saturday 27 June 2020:  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. 

Click here to book a place for this event.    

Monday 6 July 2020:  Compulsory transition taster day for new Year 7 children to attend

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 this day as an opportunity to get children used to making their way to and from school.

Wednesday 2 September 2020: Tewkesbury School - Day 1 – Year 7 only

October 2020:  Y7 Tutor/Parent contact week

Other useful information

You will be issued with a welcome pack. This contains the admission form for completion and return.  A Moving up to Tewkesbury School student handbook will also be given to your child during our primary visits in the summer term and they will need to keep this to 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 2020

Grants in support of purchasing new school uniform for students transferring in September 2020 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 2020. An application form will be supplied in the 'Welcome Pack', or can be obtained from the school's finance office in the summer term 2020. 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.