New Year 7 Info.

Welcome to Wellington School. Please see below for useful information and handy hints in preparation for starting at Wellington School in September.

NEW PUPIL DAY – THURSDAY 6th JULY 2017

What time should I arrive?

Between 8.10am and 8.25am

Where should I go?

Report to the Main Entrance on Wellington Road where you will be greeted by a member of staff who will direct you to the Vale Hall

What do I need to bring?

Black biro and a pencil

How shall I dress?

Exactly as you do for Primary School. If you do not have a uniform come as smartly dressed as possible

What will I do for lunch?

You can buy lunch in our dining room for approximately £3.50 or you can bring sandwiches.  Pupils who are entitled to a free school meal will be provided with one

What time will we finish?

Year 6 pupils will be dismissed from the Vale side on Wellington Road at 2.50pm.  If you have an older brother or sister at Wellington they should collect you from the Vale Hall at 3.05pm

What happens if my brother or sister goes home without me?

We will contact your parents and arrange for you to be collected

 

 

 

THE FIRST DAY AT WELLINGTON

When is the first day?

Monday 4th September 2017

What time will I need to be in school?

You will need to be in school by 8.20am

What should I bring with me on the first day?

Basic equipment as follows:-

A pencil case

Two pens (blue or black)

A pencil

A rubber

A ruler

Pencil crayons

A pencil sharpener

A plain DARK bag/rucksack to carry it all in!

A Casio FX-85GT Scientific Calculator

Will I need to bring in my PE kit on the first day?

You will NOT need your PE kit on the first day

 

 

 

HOW DO I COMMUNICATE WITH SCHOOL?

ABSENCE

Ring 0161 928 4157 on the first day and every day of absence before 9.30am

PASTORAL ISSUES

Contact Mrs Dunne

ACADEMIC MATTERS

Contact Miss Hodges

SUBJECT QUERY

Contact your child’s teacher/ Head of Department
 

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE SEPTEMBER?

UNIFORM

Click to Download Uniform List

The Appearance Code is included in detail in the Behaviour and Appearance Code booklet.   Please click here to open a copy

Petites Modes in Sale supply the Wellington uniform locally.

www.petitesmodessale.com

Uniform can also be purchased from Sportswear International Limited; orders may now be placed on line www.swischoolwear.co.uk .  Please click here for order form and price list.

Please note that the only suppliers of the school jumper are Petites Modes.

Petites Modes in Sale, stock all items of uniform except sportswear.

Sportswear International stock only sportswear and school blazers.  Please see below for further uniform information.

LABELS

Label all items of clothing

BEHAVIOUR AND APPEARANCE CODE / INTERNET SAFETY

Make sure you have read these documents carefully and have signed both contracts

COMPLETE EVERY CHILD MATTERS DOCUMENT

Make sure this has been completed and handed in to your child’s tutor

PARENTPAY LETTER

Only return the reply slip if you would like to opt out of the Biometric System

NHS SCHOOL HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE

Make sure this has been completed and handed in to your child’s tutor

(all of these documents are in the pack issued on New Parents Evening)
 

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED WITH THE SCHOOL?

ENGAGE WITH YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION

Have a look at your child’s exercise books; test them on their French vocabulary

SUPPORT EVENTS

Come along to the Carol Service or Talent Show!

TERM DATES

Click here to Download Term Dates 2017 – 2018

 

 

 

TOP TIPS FOR PARENTS OF YEAR 7 PUPILS

Establish routines sooner rather than later:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRINGING IN FORGOTTEN ITEMS

If your son/daughter has forgotten to bring in any item for example Food Tech ingredients, homework or PE kit, this is not a reason for them to be telephoning home to ask for them to be dropped off at Reception.

In line with other local schools, Wellington School aims to teach students to become responsible for themselves and to remember to bring in the items they need for the day. 

Please be aware that any items we receive during the day will not automatically be passed on to your son/daughter.

Thank you in anticipation of your support.

 

BONDING DAY

As your child starts a new period of their school life here at Wellington School, we have decided to arrange a ‘Bonding Day’ for all new Year 7 pupils to attend.  Click here to view information about the Bonding Day
   

 

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC TUITION

At Wellington we have our own peripatetic service that currently offers tuition on the following instruments:  Piano/Keyboard, Voice, Violin, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Saxophone, Cello, Drums, Acoustic and Electric Guitar.  All students receiving Instrumental Tuition must attend at least one musical extra-curricular activity per week.  This gives students the opportunity to make music as part of an ensemble, as well as consolidating the learning in the lesson.

The lessons are provided during the school day at a fixed cost of £36 a term based on a minimum of 10 lessons.  The music lessons are heavily subsidised by the school to the sum of over £100 per pupil, per instrument, per term.  Lessons will take place during the normal school day on a rota basis.

If you would like your child to take advantage of this opportunity then please click here for further information.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

At Wellington School we deliver a detailed and comprehensive Personal Relationships and Sex Education programme in line with Government Statutory Framework. It is important that you read the attached letter for further information. Please click here to open

 

SCHOOL MEALS

For a selection of menus on offer for the Summer Term 2017,  please click here to open

 

FREE SCHOOL MEALS

Did you know that your child may be entitled to free school meals?

Children whose parents receive the following support payments are entitled to receive free school meals.

 

HOW TO CLAIM:

Access Trafford, Waterside House

Waterside, Sale, M33 7ZF

Tel: 0161 912 3265

 

freeschoolmeals@trafford.gov.uk