Year 7

 Head of Year: Mrs K Williams              Year Officer: Mrs R Saxby


The Year 7 Learning Journey Starts Here....

Year 7 Celebration Evening - 30th January 2020

You and your child are invited to a Year 7 Celebration evening to be held at Springwood on the evening of Thursday 30th January 2020.

We have a lot to praise Year 7 students for.  Last term they worked hard, settled well and made positive commitments to our extra-curricular activities. To this end we will be awarding certificates for their successes and would like to share this with you.

We will need to have two sessions in the Peter Hopkins Hall.  If your child is in a form ending with a 1 (7B1, 7F1 etc.), please arrive at 17.45 for a prompt start at 18.00.  If your child is in a form ending with a 2 (7B2, 7F2 etc.), please arrive at 19.00 for a prompt start at 19.15.  Each session will last no more than an hour.

To register you intention please download the letter and returns slip below and return to school by Friday 17th January 2020.

Invitation to Year 7 Celebration Evening - 30th January 2020

Year 7  'Meet the Tutors'  - Thursday 28th November 2019

The Year 7 ‘Meet the Tutors’ Evening to be held in school on Thursday 28th November 2019, between 4.00pm and 6.00 pm.   This evening will be an opportunity to meet with individual tutors, to discuss your child’s report and how they have settled in so far.    

Mr Johnson and Mrs Williams will give a short address in the Peter Hopkins Hall at 4.30pm, 5.00pm and 5.30pm. 

To make an appointment with your child’s tutor please use our on line booking system by visiting   PLEASE NOTE – The booking system goes live on 14th November 2019. You WILL NOT be able to make bookings before this time

If you have any problems accessing this, please contact Mrs Saxby, Pastoral Manager for Year 7, on 01553 778092 or email

For further information and to download the letter and reply slip sent to parents please click on the link below:

Year 7 ‘Meet the Tutors’ Evening Thursday 28th November 2019

Year 7 Events 

Please click on the links below to view any upcoming events that are being held for our Year 7 students:


Subject Information

Unsure on what you should be reading to help with your class work or homework? Stuck with what you need in class..... 

Here you will hopefully find that information to help you.

Please find below a list of suggestions from many of our subjects on what you could read to improve your knowledge and understanding.

Food Preparation and Nutrition 

In Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8), all students will have food lessons where they are taught about healthy eating, where food comes from, food safety and how to prepare a range of healthy (mainly savoury) dishes.  

Parents are expected to provide ingredients and students are tasked with weighing and measuring them before coming to school as their homework for the week. We've chosen dishes which are reasonably priced to make - but some help to provide ingredients can be given to Pupil Premium students.

The recipe booklet for KS3 is attached. Lists of ingredients, along with the dates your child will be cooking, will also appear on the Show my Homework website. Failure to bring ingredients will impact on a student's 'Attitude to Learning' score.

Great care is taken to ensure that food is prepared safely and hygienically. We are a 'nut-free' zone and will also take account of any other food intolerances, allergies or other factors affecting food choice (eg religious or moral beliefs) by making changes to the recipes. As students become more confident, we also actively encourage them to adapt recipes to suit the tastes of their families.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us in the Technology Department.

To download the recipe bookley please click on the link below:

Useful Websites

The Relax Kids Chill Skills Programme
The Relax Kids Chill Skills programme has been specifically devised to help enhance learning potential, improve confidence and develop emotional literacy, equipping young people with the tools to manage their mood, emotion and behaviour in a positive way. Regular relaxation and self esteem sessions can also raise achievement and improve exam results. 

If you would like to know more  have a look at the Relax Kids website:


Useful Resources for New Students and Parents 

To help students and parents make the move a little bit easier we’ve created the following resources that we hope you will find useful:

KS3 Welcome Booklet 2019 

Year 7 Welcome Booklet 2019

Parents Evening Power Point Presentation 2019