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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.

Please complete our online information form by Monday 3rd June 2019.  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. If you have a strong reason for wanting your daughter to follow a particular language (French or German), for example a heritage language within the family, or a language studied at primary school, please email Mrs Strong in the School Office explaining your reasons by Monday 3rd June 2019. We will attempt to meet requests but cannot guarantee this.

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, either by post or by handing it in at the Parent Welcome Evening on 2nd July.  Details of fees for lessons are included on the form.

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 your local council.  For Bromley residents, the information is here.

Dates for the Diary

Onesie DayWednesday 26th June 2019 

An afternoon for girls who are the only Year 6 girl in their primary school coming to join us in September. This is for invited students only.

Year 7 Induction Day – Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Students are invited to spend the day with us from 8.20am – 2.30pm pm on Tuesday 2rd July.

New Parent Welcome Evening – Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Parents are invited to the New Year 7 Parents’ Evening from 6.30-7.30pm. The evening will begin with several short presentations from senior staff in the Main Hall.  We are not able to offer car parking on site and we would ask you not to park on Logs Hill to avoid blocked driveways and obstructions in the road resulting in a police presence and parking tickets.

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 will take place from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd August 2016 from 9.00 – 2.30pm. There will be a fee of £125 to cover costs, and places will be limited. You will receive further information about this later in the summer term.

First day of Autumn Term – Wednesday 4th September 2019

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

I look forward to seeing you at the Welcome Evening on Tuesday 2nd July.

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