TRANSITION INFORMATION

We are delighted that that you have chosen to send your son/daughter to Wright Robinson and we look forward to working with you over the coming years.

Starting secondary school is a very exciting time yet it also can be a little bit daunting. We also realise at the moment that you and your child may be a bit more anxious due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please don’t worry though- we are here to fully support their transition journey. 

Please use our transition section to access resources and additional support. All key information can be found in our parent and carer handbook which will be posted out to you after the Easter break. We also have a number of fun interactive resources and links to further support your child for their big move. 

Until then, please have a look at the Year 7 Parent / Carer Handbook, FAQ’s & Virtual Tour below, to address any questions or concerns you may have. 

I look forward to meeting you all soon. 

Mrs A Collard (Transition Coordinator) 

Transition Support

VIRTUAL TOUR

YouTube video
1. Will I have a chance to visit Wright Robinson before I start in September?

In normal circumstances we would run two graduation days in July to get you into college, to familiarise yourself with the buildings and meet staff. We are still currently planning to run a transition event for you. However, this will be dependent on further government advice regarding Covid-19. More details will follow.  

2. What will happen if I cannot visit before September?

As mentioned above we will try to get you into college during our graduation days in July. However, if this is not possible, we will ensure that in September you are able to come into school and have a transition day to help you settle in. Look out for our virtual tour and video message from our current year 7’s 

3. Is moving from primary to secondary school going to be difficult?

Moving from primary school to secondary school can be an extremely anxious yet exciting timeIt is also a great opportunity to develop your character further and make lots of new friends whilst learning new subjects.  

4. What time does college start?

Students must arrive on the college site by 8.25am.  

5. How will I get to college?

This will be something that needs to be discussed and planned at home. You can walk, cycle, drive or get the bus. If you plan to get on the college busesplease be aware that we have college staff on the buses to supervise. Also ensure you know the timetable of the bus and have an IGO pass. Information regarding bus passes and routes can be found on the college website. 

6. Where do I get an IGO pass from?

Head to the TFGM website on the link   

https://tfgm.com/tickets-and-passes/igo-pass  

7. What is my new uniform and where can I buy it?

Check out our student photographs and uniform lists in the student handbook above. The uniform can be purchased from;

 

  • Gorton Market uniform shop.  
8. Will I be in a class with my friends from primary school?

Where possible you will be put in a class with other students from your primary school but remember starting a new school is a great way to meet new people and make new friends.  

9. Can I bring my own lunch to college?

Yes, you are allowed to bring a packed lunch to school. If you don’t want to bring a packed lunch to school, we do offer a wide variety of food and snacks in our refectory. College uses both a cashless system parent pay system and parent app. Parent/carers will receive more information and invitations to both in the summer term 

10. What should I do if I have any worries or concerns at college?

You will have a year team which consists of a Head of year, assistant and mentor. The team will be based in the year office and are there to support you every day. You can also speak to other members of staff.  

11. Will I be rewarded for my behaviour and attitude?

At Wright Robinson we are keen to reward positive behaviour and encourage all students to develop their character and leadership skills. We have an excellent house system where you can win house points for both yourself and your house. House points are awarded for excellent work, effort and attitude around college.  

12. Are there any extra-curricular clubs?

Wright Robinson has one of the best extracurricular programmes. We run a wide variety of clubs across all subjects. We also run a Let’s programme which provides opportunities for all students to join and help support their mental health and wellbeing.  We encourage all students to join a club and learn a new skill.  

 

13. What should I do if I have any questions or concerns about starting school at Wright Robinson?

Please head to the Transition section on the college website where you will find lots of information and helpful resources. Additionally you will receive a parent / carer handbook after the Easter break and you can also contact our Transition Coordinator Mrs Collard at college on 0161 370 5121.  

Changes to Transition Days

Parents and carers of Year 6 students joining us in September please read the information about changes to our Transition Days in the letter below.

Year 6 Changes to Transition Days Letter

 

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