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Information for Year 7 Students starting September 2019

This is an exciting time of year as anticipation builds about starting at Bullers Wood School.

The following information is applicable to those girls WHO HAVE BEEN OFFERED a place at Bullers Wood School by their local authority.  Please do not complete the documentation if this is not the case.

We hope your daughter enjoyed Induction Day and that you found the Parent Welcome Meeting useful.  If you were unable to attend, you can find the powerpoint from the evening here.

If you have not yet done so, please complete our online information form as soon as possible.  This includes important documents for you to read and agree to so please allow some time to complete this.

If you have any admissions queries, please email Mrs Oliver, PA to the Headteacher.

Important Information

Please read this information about our attendance procedures and the school day and this statement about mobile devices. Our term dates for 2019-20 are here.  All our school policies can be found on this page – please take the time to familiarise yourself with them.  Your daughter will receive a Contact Book in September containing lots of key information for reference.

Uniform

Please read this information about school uniform and equipment.  Our school uniform can be purchased from Bromley Schoolwear, and PE kit is available from this online supplier.  Further information about ordering PE kit can be found here.

Cashless Catering/School Gateway

Most school communications are sent out by email – please ensure that the school has a correct email address for correspondence. You will need to register for School Gateway in order to receive important messages from school. This also links to our cashless catering system.  Further information will be sent about School Gateway in due course.

Languages

At Bullers Wood School, Year 7 students study two languages.  All students study Spanish, and your daughter will be assigned either German or French for her second language. Students have now been allocated to form groups and changes are not now possible.

Instrumental Lessons

If you wish your daughter to receive instrumental or singing lessons, please print and complete the BYMT form and return it to Mr Parsons, Head of Music, at the school.

Friends of Bullers Wood

Friends of Bullers Wood are our Parent/Teacher/Friend Association, who support the school by holding events and raising vital funds. Please read this letter and consider supporting the school with a regular donation.

Pupil Premium

Please read this information about Pupil Premium.  If you are eligible to apply for Free School Meals, please apply through Bromley Council at their website here.

Dates for the Diary

Uniform Sale – Tuesday 9th July 2019

On Tuesday 9th July from 4.30-7.00pm you are invited into the school to purchase your daughter’s school uniform.  There will be a 5% discount from Bromley Schoolwear for uniform bought at this sale, and from the shop over the following weekend.

Summer School – Monday 19th to Friday 23rd August 2019

Summer School is now full and we cannot take any further bookings.

First day of Autumn Term – Wednesday 4th September 2019

Students should arrive by 8.25am via the Chislehurst Road entrance.

Half Term – 21st October to 1st November

Year 7 Parent Workshop – Thursday 3rd October 2019

All parents/carers are asked to attend the Year 7 Parent Workshops on 3rd October 2019 from 6.30-8.15pm.

The workshops provide parents with useful advice and important information that help support their daughter at home, putting her in a stronger position to cope with the demands of secondary school life and the smooth transition from Primary to Secondary school. Parent/Carers will also get the chance to meet their daughter’s Form Tutor.  Full information about booking will be sent out in September. We look forward to seeing you all at this event.

Y7 Parents’ Evening – Thursday 5th December

All documents linked above are also listed below, for ease of reference.