September 2020 - New Student Admission Information
This webpage is for the Parents/Guardians of children in Year 6 that have been offered and accepted a place at Sunbury Manor School
Following our letter confirming your Year 6 child’s place at Sunbury Manor School, I am writing to say that we are looking forward to welcoming all our new Year 7 students in September 2020. However, given the many challenges presented by the Covid-19 outbreak, we anticipate that we may need to adapt our normal Year 6 into 7 induction procedures. As you know, Sunbury Manor School is currently closed, but please be reassured that members of both the Year 7 Team and the Admissions Team are working together to ensure that we give your child the very best start to their secondary school life.
In our initial welcome letter we said that we would be delivering Welcome Packs to your child’s primary schools, however due to the enforced school closures this is not possible and we have had to look at how we can obtain the relevant information required for your child to join us in September.
Below you will find a link which will direct you to our online admissions form. This form will ask you for the information we require to register your child on our school system and will ask you to agree to various school policies and for us to obtain parental consent where required. We would ask you to please complete this online form by the 29th May 2020. It should only take around 10 minutes to complete.
If at any time before September 2020 you are offered and accept a place at another local secondary school please email the Admissions Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know which school your child will be attending in September and to enable me to offer the space to another child on our waiting list.
Unfortunantely given the current enforced school closure we are unable to confirm that we are going to be able to hold the previously published parents and guardians Information Evening on Monday 29th June and the two day induction on Tuesday 30th June and Wednesday 1st July. We will notify you of induction arrangments later in the summer term.
In the meantime if you have any questions you would like to ask regarding your child’s transition to Sunbury Manor please contact our Admissions Officer by emailing email@example.com. Please do not contact the school by telephone as your message may not be collected until the school re-opens.
Dear Year 6 children,
We find ourselves in a very unusual set of circumstances and I am imagining you are wondering what is going to happen about your move onto Year 7. I am also aware from your Year 6 teachers and Headteachers that some of you are worrying about the learning you are missing because you’re not at school.
So the purpose of this letter to you is to say “please stop worrying!”. We are all in this together and we are all finding our way through it. There is no right and wrong way, and the most important thing is that you are well and happy, so we can get on with the learning quickly and positively when this is all over and we are back at school.
We know we will have to adapt our Year 7 learning plans so that any learning that might have been missed in Year 6 is addressed. To help with this, we will be talking to your Year 6 teachers to find out where they got to in the Year 6 curriculum before the schools closed, as well as finding out about each of you as individuals. We’re also already thinking through what else we can do to make our transition arrangements as useful as possible to help you have a confident start to secondary school.
So, for the time being this is what we would advise you to do:
· make the most of whatever learning activities are available from your primary school. We know different schools are offering different things – please try not to compare yours with the one your friend might have in a different school – they are all useful experiences to keep you thinking and learning
· login in and use Lexia PowerUp to help develop your literacy - details below
· read lots of books about lots of different subjects to increase your general knowledge
· practise your times tables
· practise your maths computation skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)
· if you’re doing anything online – remember to keep to the usual online safety rules
· do some exercise every day
· and make time to relax
Every single Year 6 child in the country is in the same position as you and our promise to you is that we will work together with you, your parents/carers and your primary school to ensure your start to Year 7 is as exciting and positive as it can be.