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Information pack for new Year 7 parents and carers

We wish a very warm welcome to the Year 7 class of September 2021! We are sorry that we cannot see you all in person, but we hope the following information and presentations provide you with a full understanding of the events for you this term and what to expect in September.

Important Dates:

Tuesday 6 July: Meet Your Form Tutor Teams Meeting, 4.30-5.00pm. Mrs Mayes, Head of Year 7 will send details closer to the time.

Thursday 2 September: first day of school for Year 7 and Year 12 only ; all other year groups start on Friday 3 September. This replaces the taster day that was planned for this term that cannot take place in a meaningful way due to extended restrictions.

Videos and presentations for you all to watch

Mrs Horstrup's Managing the Transition to Secondary School video

Mrs Mayes' Welcome to Year 7 at RMGS video

Jo Mitchell-Hill, wellbeing advisor, walks you through transition to secondary school 

After a very difficult year with covid and 'normal' transition days being limited, it is understandable that some children, and parents, may feel anxious with the start of secondary school. As exciting as it is, there are also big changes with this new adventure. This video will discuss some of the common worries for both children and parents and give tips on how to help you both navigate the transition so it can be as smooth and hassle free as possible.

Useful links referenced in Mrs Horstrup's presentation 

To links to other useful documents are below:

PE Department page containing PE kit document

Link to School Uniform page

SIMS  information (online payment/top-up school meals)

Moodle and Edulink One information.  You will receive logins from at the beginning of September.  Check your junk mail if you haven't seen anything. If you are sure you've not received anything please email the Moodle address @ rmgs.

Term dates

Catering information

Equipment list

Bus to School
If you wish your child to use the 'school' bus this is run by an external company and as such, nothing to do with the school.  Therefore, you should call ASD Coaches on 01634 726412 to enquire.

Aerial video of school

Year 7 tour

  • Ofsted Outstanding
  • PTI 20
  • Gold Science Mark
  • The Prince's Teaching Institute 2019
  • Secondary Geography Quality Mark
  • Stem learning
  • unicef bronze
  • IQM Inclusive School Award
  • IQM Centre of Excellence Award