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 as they embark on their education with us. 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 the 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 as they prepare for their first day at Saint Gregory’s. Year 6 parents/carers will meet your child’s new tutor at our summer transition events and they will be an important point of contact for your family, offering more personalised support as we move towards September. Dates for transition events will be provided in the Spring.
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.
Mrs Melissa George, Headteacher
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 this 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, 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 not hesitate to get in contact. I look forward to meeting you soon and throughout this upcoming year.
Miss M Bendall, Head of Year 7 & Transition
Passwords for September
- 1 Capital letter
- 1 Number
- 8 characters
- 1 symbol
We will be going through this in September and helping students to do this but it would be incredibly helpful (and save lots of time!) if students are prepared with a suitable password, ready to go.
Stepping Up Summer School
Our Summer School programme, ‘Stepping Up’, will take place at Saint Gregory’s in July 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.
PTFA Pop-up Uniform Shop
The PTFA will be hosting a Pre Loved Pop-Up Uniform Shop during the Transition Evening in July. Whilst we have many items of good quality clothing in stock, we do not have all items in all sizes! Further information can be found here.
Below you will find a copy of letters and information sent home to Year 6 families.
Online Forms & Links
Below you will find a copy of forms sent home to Year 6 families for completion.
Expression of Interest – School Transport
Consent for Use of Online Learning Platforms
Data Collection Form – New Year 7 2023-2024
Photograph Consent Form for New Students 2023/2024
Special Dietary Information Form (Sept 2023)
Biometric Consent Form for New Students 2023/2024
Below you will find links to some useful information and resources.