Welcome to Year 7

This first year at secondary school is a big step up, with lots of interesting subjects to get used to, a different building to explore and new teachers and friends to meet. Our extensive transition programme gives our new students lots of chances to meet us before they start, but we understand that settling in doesn’t always happen overnight and we support them every step of the way.

Lessons at secondary school are a very different experience to those at primary level. Our teachers are subject specialists with very high standards who want to support our students to realise their potential; working hard, showing resilience and having a positive attitude is key.

Year 7s also have to learn to take more responsibility for themselves with their homework and behaviour than they might be used to. Getting into good habits, and being accountable for their actions, is something our students will be working hard to develop, and we very much appreciate support from parents with this at home.

There are so many exciting opportunities to take advantage of in Year 7, from sports teams, clubs and an extensive range of enrichment activities to our brilliant team building trip to Longridge. We certainly work hard, but we make sure we all enjoy school life too. We expect our Year 7s to throw themselves into their first year at the Bourne End Academy and make every day count.

Ms Slade – Head of Year 7

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