Year 6 Transition
We are delighted that you have made a commitment to Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School for the future and welcome you to our school. At Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School we have high standards and expectations to support all our pupils to achieve their very best in both their academic and personal development.
This section of our website will hopefully be useful to you as new parents/carers of our new Year 7 intake.
Transferring to Secondary School is an important milestone in a pupil’s life and at BHGS we aim to make this transition as smooth as possible whilst establishing continuity from Year 6 to 7 with a consistency of approach and challenge.
As your child has been offered a place at BHGS, you will receive a letter advising you of the events that we are planning for you and your child. We will be hosting a New Intake Evening in school on Tuesday 12th July where you will be able to purchase Nearly New Uniform and meet with key members of staff. This is also an opportunity to meet members of our Parents’ Association.
The Welwyn Garden City & Hatfield Schools Partnership team is also organising a support session for parents to ask all the questions they may have about their child’s transition from primary school to Bishop’s Hatfield. You are personally invited to this Zoom session on Tuesday 14th June from 12:30 – 14:30. To book by 6th June 2022, please open the document below.
During May and June, pupils receive a visit from a member of the transition team when we explain what it is like to be a Bishop’s pupil, the expectations and ethos of the school. We are also in regular contact with our feeder Primary Schools and exchanging as much information as possible to get an accurate educational ‘picture’ of your daughter.
In the New Parents/Carers pack, there is a Pupil Transition Booklet. We would encourage your child to read and to take part in the transition activities and any competitions set out at the back of the booklet. Your child should also complete the ‘Postcard to my Form Tutor’ activity during the Summer which we hope they will bring with them to their first day at BHGS in September.
We will be looking very carefully at the information sent to us by your Primary School and making follow up calls to them if necessary. This will be used when we consider the Tutor group your child will be placed into which they will find out on their first day in September. A list and profile of all Form Tutors will be available in September.
Remember to label all personal property, uniform and PE kit. If you order a School Labelling Pack from Easy2name, our school will get 20% cashback which we will use to purchase much needed school resources that will in turn benefit your child. For more information, please check our Support Us website page and quote Discount Code FR-BHATFIELD-30.
Our school library is an amazing place and we are keen for our pupils to continue their reading through the Summer holiday. So our School Librarians have put together a brilliant reading list for the pupils to have a look at plus a great competition to design a bookmark for the library. Try to encourage your child to get involved and win some of their first House Points when they start in September.
On their first day in September
During the first days at BHGS, all Year 7 pupils benefit from a variety of Tutor group activities and also learning about life at secondary school. Following on from this, Form tutors, subject staff and learning support staff monitor pupils to identify any concerns with settling in or accessing the curriculum. Any concerns are dealt with swiftly and strategies are put in place to allay any fears, and deal with any problems as they arise. (To be updated in July 2022)
Should you have any comments or questions about transition to BHGS please do not hesitate to contact Mr Nathaniel Nicholl, Head of Year who will be pleased to help you.
For our ACTION & CONSEQUENCES, please refer to our School Policies