Year 7 Transition
The year 7 team would like to welcome students to Verulam School as they begin a new and exciting chapter in their lives. Year 7 is a crucial year for students to not only make a positive start to Verulam School, but also to their entire secondary school career.
The Year 7 team will work hard to make the transition process from primary to secondary school as smooth as possible. We are committed to providing students with a strong induction programme that strives to help them settle into life at Verulam.
In this section, you will find reference information which will be useful whilst trying to navigate the next step in your son’s school career.
Key Dates for Year 7 Transition
Transition to Verulam Evening 1: Learning at Verulam
Wednesday 18th May 2022
Transition to Verulam Evening 2: Key Parents’ Information
Thursday 23rd June 2022
SEND Parents’ Meeting
Tuesday 28th June 2022 – either 9am or 5pm
Secondary Transfer Day – for students only
Thursday 14th July 2022 – 9am to 3pm
Optional Transition to Verulam Morning – for students only
Saturday 16th July 2022
Year 7 and families Welcome Lunch
Saturday 17th September 2022 – 12pm
Over the coming weeks, we will be sending you regular, new issues of #Team7, introducing you to members of the Verulam team and sharing events and activities that are going on at our wonderful school. If you’ve missed a past edition, you can catch up here.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
We are continuing to develop our “Bring Your Own Device” scheme this academic year, with all years at Verulam using devices to enhance their learning from September 2022. We live in a world full of advancing technology and our aim with this scheme is to ensure that our students become technologically fluent in a safe and secure way. We will be using the approach of Blended Learning to achieve this.
Student and Parent Handbooks
Our new Parent and Student guides will feature lots of information about our school, our values and a range of new initiatives we have planned to start in the next academic year.
The Student guide will help introduce new students to the Year 7 tutors and pastoral team and begin to give them an idea of the Verulam day, expectations and the range of exciting co-curricular activities that will support their growth and development at Verulam and beyond.
Both handbooks will be posted here as soon as they are available.
Verulam Uniform Suppliers
The PTA also run a second hand uniform shop which sells almost everything, including blazers and P.E. kit. There is a large amount of stock to choose from which is in very good condition. The shop is open 10.30am-11.30am on the first Saturday of the month in the school canteen.