• Year 7

Progression to Year 7: 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.   There are up to 24 places per session and bookings are now being taken.  If you would like your child to attend, please click to book the relevant session below.

Sessions take place on the dates shown below between 4 and 5pm at Tewkesbury School.   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.  Updates about the sessions will appear on the website/Twitter/Facebook.   We look forward to seeing you!

The list of subject sessions are available below. Please click the link to book:


Subject session and focus


Tuesday 13 November


ENGINEERING:  Making cool and classy key-fobs


Mr Fallows

Thursday 22 November



session cancelled 

Mr Selman

Tuesday 4 December


MATHS:  Code breaking

to book click HERE

Mr Whitehead

Tuesday 15 January


ENGLISH:  Creative writing

to book click HERE

Miss K. Harris

Wednesday 23 January


TEXTILES: Creating deka salt silk scarves

to book click HERE

Mrs Cummins

Tuesday 5 February


MATHS: Problem solving with algebra

to book click HERE

Mr Whitehead

Tuesday 19 March


MATHS: Team Maths Challenge UKMT

to book click HERE

Mr Whitehead

Tuesday 26  March


FOOD: Nuffin! for muffins!

to book click HERE

Mrs Butt

Tuesday 2 April


MATHS: Maths and Space – unbelievably huge numbers

to book click HERE

Mr Whitehead


ENGLISH: There is also an English Public Speaking Competition organised through primaries.  You’ll hear more from your Y6 teacher.

Mrs King


FRENCH: There will be some French sessions – dates still be agreed.  Please check the website for further information. 

Mrs Maxted


* Full sessions: please email office@tewkesburyschool to add your child's name to the reserve list for the relevant session.

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

8 and 9 July 2019:  New Y7 Taster Days. 

This is a compulsory part of the transition process. Students will experience two full days 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.