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A Smooth Transition into Year 7 at Devizes School

20 March 2020
A Smooth Transition into Year 7 at Devizes School

Secondary education is a long journey. At Devizes School, we understand the importance of making a strong start.

Our year 7 provision is set up to give all our new students a smooth transition into secondary education and help them get up to speed with a new set of expectations.

At Devizes School, our students benefit from working with our excellent teaching staff and receiving individually tailored pastoral care. In addition, our curriculum is designed to help every student achieve to the best of their ability.

For those who may find the transition to secondary school difficult or who may struggle with low levels of literacy and numeracy, we have formed a flexible nurture group that helps these students succeed in their academic goals.

We have also instituted a flexible high-ability group which ensures that every child is adequately challenged.

Up until 18th May, late applications can still be made to the school. If you are yet to have found a secondary school place for your child, it’s not too late to apply! Details for how to make a late application can be found here on the Wiltshire County Council Website.

In order to give our new students a head-start moving into year 7, we will be hosting two transition days on Monday 29th June and Tuesday 30th June, between 8:30am and 3:00pm.

Students who will attend will be given an introduction to the school and will meet their new tutor and tutor group. Students will attend both dates.

Additionally, on Monday 29th June at 6:00pm, there will be a parents’ meeting to provide more information about the school and give parents and carers the opportunity to meet the year 7 team. Students do not need to attend.

For those who are still searching for a secondary school place, make sure to apply for a place at our exceptional school before 18th May. Late applications cannot be made online. For details regarding how to make a late application can be found at www.wiltshire.gov.uk, or by calling Wiltshire County Council Customer Services on 01225 713010.

As the new school year approaches, we are so excited to welcome a whole new cohort of young learners to our school. At Devizes School, you’re in for an amazing journey.

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