Welcome to the family of Saint Gregory’s
Welcome to Saint Gregory’s, I look forward to getting to know you and your children well over the coming months and years. Saint Gregory’s is an outstanding Catholic school where children flourish; our excellent pastoral support will ensure that your child is well-supported as they make this important transition from primary to secondary school.
We greatly value the links with our parents/carers and the important role that they play in the day-to-day life of our school but also know that moving onto secondary school can be a daunting experience for everyone – parents, carers and students alike. The partnership between home and school is vitally important and we would like to give you information regarding our transition programme, that we hope will help our new and existing families to make step from primary to secondary school as smooth and seamless as possible.
Below you will find information and resources to support you and your child over the coming weeks as they prepare for their first day at Saint Gregory’s. You will shortly meet your child’s new tutor at our upcoming transition events and they will be an important point of contact for your family over the coming weeks, offering more personalised support as we move towards September. Please make a note of the following dates and add them to your diary:
Deadline for Registration to Summer School – Friday 21 May
Parent & Carer Information Packs sent home – Monday 7 June
Year 6 Transition Evening – Wednesday 30 June, 5 pm – 6.30 pm
Year 6 Transition Day – Thursday 1 July, 8.50 am – 2.30 pm
Year 6 Summer School – Monday 26 July – Friday 30 July
I look forward to working with you to support and inspire your child, to ensure that they have the necessary skills and educational experience to fulfil their potential and flourish in the safe, happy and enriching environment of Saint Gregory’s school. We place Christ and the teaching of the Catholic Church at the centre of their lives so your children can grow in faith, develop the skills and attitudes necessary to ensure that they lead fulfilling lives as responsible adults committed to the common good.
Ms Ann Cusack, Headmistress
I am delighted to introduce myself to you as the Head of Year 7 and Transition leader at Saint Gregory’s. The move to secondary school is a very important step in the life of every young person. It is an extremely exciting step, yet can understandably be confusing and overwhelming at times. I am really looking forward to leading the year group into this new and important stage of education.
At Saint Gregory’s, we strive to promote the dignity and wellbeing of every child and ensure that they flourish in a safe, happy and enriching environment. My priority is to settle your sons and daughters into the school and to establish a positive, ambitious and warm ethos for the year group as a whole, by building on the secure foundations and accomplishments your child has already achieved thus far.
As a parent/carer you play an important role in the education of your child, and your encouragement and involvement is valued by all staff and his can help your child excel in all areas. I am passionate about supporting the needs of each individual in the year group and have high expectations not only for myself, but for all members of our school community. I hope you will support my high expectations in all areas, especially in regards to attendance and behaviour which naturally impacts greatly on achievement.
There are many new and exciting opportunities for your child to participate in throughout the year, which will be shared in due course, but for now, I just want to reiterate that If you have any questions and/or queries, please do please do not hesitate to get in contact. I look forward to meeting you soon and throughout this upcoming year.
Miss E Miller, Head of Year 7 & Transition
Stepping Up Summer School
Our Summer School programme, ‘Stepping Up’ will take place at Saint Gregory’s from Monday 26 – Friday 30 July 2021 and aims to provide our new Year 7 students with a range of exciting and fun activities, delivered by our outstanding team of staff and sixth form students. It is completely free to attend and we hope will provide a wonderful opportunity for your son/daughter to gain confidence, learn new skills and make new friends.
So that we can plan accordingly, please book your place, or register your interest, before Friday 21 May 2021. Places booked after this date may be limited.
Below you will find a copy of letters and information sent home to Year 6 families.
Below you will find links to some useful information and resources.