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Starting school in September

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Millthorpe!

Your first day

We usually welcome our new Year 7 students into school for a day with only Year 11 students also on site, so that you can begin to familiarise yourselves with the school site without it being too busy. You will spend most of the first morning with your form tutor, who you will meet on the Transition Evening in July, and they will give you your planner and timetable. You will begin to get to know other students in your form and have lots of opportunity to ask any questions.

Before your first day, you will hopefully have had the chance to visit us and should also have received lots of useful information:

Primary school visits

We try to visit all our potential students at their primary school during their time in Year 6, so that you could meet us, and we can share key information with you. This way, you will recognise some friendly faces when you arrive at school and will have all the information you need.

Transition events

We are holding:

Parents and Carers Evening on Monday 3 July for those joining us in Year 7 in September 2022. Students and their families are all welcome.

Induction Day on Wednesday 5 July, where you will come in to school for a day and do lots of taster sessions and see what it is like to be a Millthorpian.

Information booklets

At the Transition events, we will give you a pupil booklet so that have all the information in one place about starting your new school.

You can also check out our Moving to Millthorpe guides below:

Form groups

There are usually eight or nine forms (sometimes called tutor groups) in Year 7. Each form will have approximately 30 people in them from a variety of different primary schools. In the summer term, we will ask you to select up to four friends who you would like to be in a form with and we will do our best but please note that there are no guarantees and you may not get all four of your choices. We will try to keep you with at least one of them, and some people may get more than one choice. There will definitely be people in your form who you have never met so again, you will be able to make lots of new friends.

Your form will stay the same throughout the whole five years at Millthorpe. You will see the people in your form every day for the first 20 minutes of school.

Form tutors

Your new form will be looked after by a “form tutor”; a teacher in school who will look after you and offer guidance and support every day. You will see your form tutor with the rest of your form every morning. They will do the register, pass on any messages, check your uniform, equipment and make sure you have everything
that you need for the day.

Your form tutor will get to know you really well; a bit like your Year 6 teacher does. They will look after you, make sure everything is okay and ensure that you have a positive start to each school day. In effect they will ensure you are READY to learn.

Your parents or carers will be able to contact them if they need to and they will be the teacher in school that you can go to if you need any help, support, or advice. Your form will be 7 (for Year 7) and then the three
initials of your form tutor e.g. 7HBO.

You will also be looked after by Millthorpe’s Pastoral Team – we will share more information about who they are and how they will support you when we come to visit you.

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