Transition from Year 6
Your journey to joining us
As well as feeling excited about the move to secondary school, it is perfectly natural to feel a little nervous. Here at Fitzharrys, we do lots of things to make sure that you are happy and confident about joining your great new school.
The first event in our Transition calendar is Information Evening, where you will get to meet staff and students from other schools who will be moving up to Fitzharrys with you.
Next, our key transition staff will visit you at primary school, where we will get to know you and you can ask us any questions you may have.
Later on in the year, you will come to Fitzharrys for Induction Day. You will: meet our staff and the other students in your form group; find out which of our four Houses you are in; familiarise yourself with the school site; and participate in a timetable of classes, giving you a taste of what learning at Fitzharrys will be like. Students bring their parents/carers back to Fitzharrys later that same day for Induction Evening, where you can share all you have done in the day.
Some of you will be able to visit us on further extra days to ensure you feel really confident about joining Fitzharrys.
All this means that, by the time September arrives, you will be feeling more confident and getting excited about joining us. We're very excited to meet you too, and can't wait to see you soon!
Transition Information & Resources
Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th May 2023, 6.30-7.30pm
Thursday 22nd June 2023, 9am-3.05pm
Thursday 22nd June 2023, 6.30pm
Thursday 22nd June 2023
Transition Pack form return - deadline
1st August 2023
Price & Buckland uniform orders for home delivery - advised deadline
Tuesday 5th September 2023
Start of term for Year 7
Our Transition Pack contains all the documents and forms you need to get set for the September start.
Hard copies of this Transition Pack are given out during our initial Information Evening events.
If you need spares, digital copies of all documents are available here. Click on the links below to download the relevant document(s).
Please return all completed forms to Fitzharrys School at our Induction Evening for students and parents on Thursday 22nd June.
Transition Top Tips for Parents pamphlet
Price & Buckland Uniform Brochure
Price & Buckland Uniform How To Order
Free School Meals Application form
UNIFORM & EQUIPMENT
With the exception of school ties which are sold direct from Fitzharrys, our uniform can be ordered online at any time from our suppliers Price & Buckland and delivered to your home address. Orders are usually dispatched to a personal address within 5 working days although times will be extended during the busier months (June-September). They currently are offering free returns on all orders if you return items within 14 days - visit their website (linked above) for more details.
If it is more convenient for you to have your Price & Buckland purchases delivered to Fitzharrys School ahead of the September start, orders must be collected before the end of the school term - please note, it will not be possible to arrange collection from Fitzharrys during the summer holiday. Once you receive the notification email from Price and Buckland that your order has been dispatched, please contact the school office to arrange a suitable time for collection. For full details on how deliveries to school are organised, please read this information on Price & Buckland deliveries.
Further details and general information can be found on our Uniform and Expectations pages, and a Price & Buckland sizing guide and order form can be found in the brochure in the Transition Pack.
School Ties and Lockers
We hold a stock of school ties that are available for purchase direct from Student Services here at Fitzharrys. They cost £7.00 each and you can order them via the Accounts tab in ParentMail, which is the system parents use at Fitzharrys for all payments including lunches and trips. Contact us to arrange collection. Ties will also be made available for sale at our Information Evenings and Induction Evening - please bring cash if you wish to buy ties at these events.
You can also pay for locker hire via ParentMail. Lockers are used to safely store belongings and are available to hire for £25.00 for a student's school career. £2.50 will be repaid upon return of the locker key at the end of Year 11. Refunds on locker hire are available if students leave the school before this time. A Locker Hire form is included in the Transition pack.
You will receive an email inviting you to register for ParentMail in due course. Please note, this email will be sent to the email account you registered with County Council on your admission application. After you have registered for ParentMail, you should be able to access the payment facility within the Accounts tab.
If you encounter any problems, please contact the school office team.
Fitzharrys' Student Services office holds a stock of second-hand uniform. We aim to make this available at all Transition events wherever possible. Alternatively, contact us if you are interested in purchasing items second-hand at any time.
Our transition films - made for new starters that joined us during Lockdown in September 2020 - can be viewed below. Watch them as many times as you like to help you get acquainted with everything Fitzharrys!
Filmed in 2020-21 (but with some key updates for 2022+), Year 7 guides perform a whistlestop virtual tour of Fitzharrys School, featuring some of the sights and settings that will soon become very familiar, and pass on advice for new starters. There is also a Meet Key Staff video, where you can acquaint yourself with some of the staff who support our Year 7 students.
Please note: the footage seen in these films was gathered across many different days over 2020-21, always following the latest government advice re: COVID-19 regulations, bubbles and social distancing.
If the films seem 'pixelated', try switching to viewing them on YouTube where you can select the option to view in HD (usually in the bottom right hand corner of the video, depending on your browser).