New Year 7 Information
For Students joining us in Autumn 2020,
We are delighted you are joining Rugby High School and look forward to welcoming you in September. We are sorry that Induction Day will not go ahead this year but, to help with the transition into Year 7, we have posted more information than usual on this page. We understand that the usual anxieties will be heightened by the current situation but we are planning carefully for our induction programme in September and hope that students will explore the resources detailed below.
The best place to start is our brand new Welcome Booklet (click on the box below) which has lots of useful information about the school day, uniform, equipment etc. There is a section at the back answering frequently asked questions but if you want to know about something that isn't covered there then please email our Prefect Team at Prefects@rugbyhighschool.co.uk before 10th July and they will get back to you.
Every secondary school is different but they have lots of things in common and BBC Bitesize has put together some information to help students with the transition from Primary school. You may find it helpful to have a look at some of the clips at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zh4wy9q/starting-secondary-school/1
Lots of Year 6 students have similar concerns about secondary school such as catching the bus, having more homework and making friends. Young Minds have made a short film to address some of these issues. You can find the film and other useful information at https://youngminds.org.uk/resources/school-resources/find-your-feet-transitioning-to-secondary-school/
During the enforced school closure the Pastoral Team and Form Tutors made a short film to send positive messages to students. You may like to have a look to see some of the faces that will become a lot more familiar to you when you join the school https://youtu.be/RmGg2M9q6qg
Allocating Form Groups
On 30th June all families were sent an email informing them of their daughter's Form and House to enable them to purchase the correct colour PE kit. The email included a welcome message from the Form Tutor. If you have not received this email please notify us at email@example.com
As we are unable to welcome families into school for our usual Induction Meeting we have made a series of videos for you to view online. Please see below for videos from Mrs Grogan and the English, Maths and Science departments. We will be adding videos from the Pastoral team when the practicalities of our return to school in the Autumn become clearer.
Year 7 Languages
Please note your daughter will be notified whether she is studying French and Latin, or Spanish and Latin, when she receives her timetable in September
Our school uniform providers are reopening on 15th June but special procedures are in place and timely ordering is recommended. Please see details in the attached documents below.
Unfortunately we are unable to offer tours of the school but please use the interactive map to familiarise yourself with the school site.
Our Year 7 Information Pack was posted or emailed to families w/c 8th June and we request that the necessary documents are completed and returned to us by 26th June. If you have not received your pack please notify us by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
For transition work we have designed two tasks we would like you to attempt before joining us in September. Please do not send your work to us but keep it safe and await further instructions in September. There will be prizes for our favourite entries. In addition to these specific tasks we encourage all students to read lots of different books and have produced a suggested reading list suitable for Year 6/7 students. Please click on the attachments below to view the tasks and reading list.
We will add more items over the coming weeks so please keep checking back
Julie Simms, Assistant Pastoral Manager
Yvette Grogan, Senior Assistant Headteacher
Welcome to Rugby High School we are excited and looking forward to seeing you all in September.
Please find the core subjects welcome videos below.
Science transition video.
English transition video.
Mathematics transition video.