Most of us can recall some memories from our first day(s) at ‘big school’. Some are filled with the joy of more independence and becoming a grown-up, others bring out chills and cold sweats. Either way, it was (and still is) an emotional time with a lot of upheaval and change which can have long-lasting effects on a student’s life at school. We acknowledge this fact and place great importance upon ensuring that a student’s move here is as successful and positive as possible for all concerned.

What happens next?

Primary School Contact

Members of staff visit primary schools to meet with Year 6 teachers to ensure that we receive all the required information to support students academic progress. They also meet with our new students to answer any questions that they might have and let them know what will be happening over the next few months.

Uniform Evening 

We hold a school uniform evening, which is a great opportunity for students to try on samples sizes of the blazer and PE kit prior to ordering. Further details are sent to parents closer to the date.

New Parents’ Evening 

This is an opportunity to meet with the staff involved in the transition of students from Year 6 into Year 7.  Parents meet in smaller groups and have the opportunity to speak to teaching and support staff. Further details are sent to parents closer to the date.

Transition Day

Year 6 students who have accepted their place at Calday will come and spend the full day in school. This is a great opportunity for students to make new friends and attend new and exciting lessons. They’ll meet their form tutor, other members of staff and current students. Students should wear their primary school uniform. Students often feel more confident and reassured about the move after their transition day has taken place.

Sports Camp

This private sports venture is held at the school during the summer holiday from the 20th-22nd August 2024 and is run by Mr Broadhurst. New Year 7 students are grouped together, giving them a chance to make new friends, whilst familiarising themselves with members of staff and the facilities before they arrive in September. This has proved to be an excellent introduction to their new school. Please contact –

First Day at School

It’s a quieter day as just Year 7 and Year 12 students are in school. Students will spend the day with their form tutors where they will receive their timetable and other information before normal lessons start with the rest of the school, who return to school the following day. School buses and coaches will be operating on this day.

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