Welcome from our Principal
A very warm welcome to all of our Year 6 families who are about to make the transition from Year 6 to Year 7 in September 2020; we are really looking forward to seeing you as soon as this is possible. Working at distance is not our normal way of working so please be patient with us as we try to make sure that you have everything that you need. Should you need further guidance you can always contact the office directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. However, we hope that this page is a useful starting point for most of your queries. Remember to scroll down the page as you go!
You should have received a Virtual Transition Booklet. This outlines the following modes of
- Preparing for secondary school live stream and Q&A.
- School virtual tour.
- Meet the staff online presentations.
- Individual Family Contact.
- Remote Primary School Liaison.
- Online / Telephone SENCO meetings.
- Pastoral information.
- Digital letters from current students.
A copy of the Virtual Transition booklet can be found here if you need it again: Year 7 Transition Brochure Final 2020
We would like to remind all parents that there will be a ‘live stream address with our Principal, Mr Anderson, on Wednesday 10th June ’20 at 6pm. He will address you all and explain a little about starting school with us. There will also be a “Question and Answer” session as part of this where you can type questions for him to respond to. This will replace the normal evening for this in July. We are also unable to complete the two transition days that were planned for July due to the current restrictions on schools.
You can follow the link HERE nearer to the time to join this meeting or from the Parent Mail information that you have been sent. Please do this well in advance of the 6pm start so that you do not miss any of the content of the talk.
Click here for the online transition queries form.
Should you wish to hear from some of our subject leaders than you can also use this page to watch videos from every subject and other key staff by following the link to the Tours page of our website or by clicking here.
Click here to use the map below to navigate around our site and become familiar with the setting.
As well as the videos referred to above, you can always click on the ‘Who’s who’ Section of our website for some names and pictures of both SLT, pastoral staff and subject leaders. The page can be found by clicking here.
The Year Leader for your child’s year group in September will be Mr Shafiq. Mr Shafiq is a very experienced member of our staff team and has been at Bluecoat for a number of years. He has just taken his current Year 11 group through their 5 years at the school and now moves down to Year 7 again. You can see a short introduction from him here:
The form Tutors for your child are listed below.
Head of Year 7 - Mr Shafiq
Braithwaite – blue stripe in tie
Mrs Weightman | Head of Religious Studies
Fenton – green stripe in tie
Mrs Brierley | Head of Mathematics
Ingles – purple stripe in tie
Mrs Fielden | Head of Geography
Mellors – gold stripe in tie
Mrs White | Teacher of Design and Technology
Rippon – silver stripe in tie
Ms Collins | Teacher of Geography
Thorpe – red stripe in tie
Ms Stark | Head of Arts
You will also find a lot of key information in our Parent Handbook which will be posted to you. You can also read it now by clicking here. Specifically, can I ask that you take particular time to read the uniform sections of this and get in touch with us, or our uniform supplier, should you have questions. A link to their online ordering system is at the top right of our website and will be in your packs too.
2. Letters from our Year 7 students
We draw from a wide range of feeder schools, more than 50 in any one year group. This means our children join our family from a range of places near and far. Use the letters here to get a flavour of their experiences. LETTERS from year 7’s
3. A Letter to my younger self
4. World Class Schools
Bluecoat Wollaton is also officially a ‘World Class School’. This means that every child in our school is part of that World Class set up and we encourage them to get involved in as many different activities as possible over the next 5 years with us.
Our partners in this have also arranged some activities for this process if your child is already at a primary school that holds this Wold Class Status, for example Sneinton Primary. If this is your child, we strongly encourage your child to take part in this and sign up to these activities to be recognised by that group so that we can celebrate this achievement publically. The documents for children already at a World Class Primary school are below.