Joining Us in Year 7


Welcome to Abbs Cross!  We hope that you are excited about joining us in September and that you are looking forward to the many opportunities that you will be able to enjoy during your time at Abbs Cross. We are, of course, very much looking forward to meeting you and your parents at the events listed below.

What will happen next?

There are a number of events and opportunities that are an important part of you making a successful transition from your primary school to Abbs Cross.

  1.       Meeting

You will receive a letter from us inviting you to attend a meeting during the week beginning on Monday 20th May so that we can begin to learn a little bit about you: the subjects that you enjoy, the activities you enjoy and the way that you like to learn. 

The meeting will take place after school between 3.30 – 5.00pm.

  1.       Induction Day

On Friday 28th June you will be invited to spend a day with us so that you can experience the way that lessons are delivered and meet some of the students you will be in a tutor group with.  You will meet your form tutor and other key members of staff who will work with you to ensure that you are able to get off to a flying start when you come to us in September.

  1.       Meet the Tutor Evening

On Wednesday 10th July you and your parents will be invited into school to spend time with your form tutor in order to learn more about the way that the school works.  You will find out about the expectations you can have of us and about the expectations we will have of you.

  1.       September Photographs

On Tuesday 17th September professional photographers will come to school to take a photograph of you for our records and so that your parents can have the traditional Year 7 portrait of you in your uniform – make sure that you book your haircut so that you look your very best on that day.

  1.       Stubbers

On Friday 27th September you will have the opportunity to accompany a Year 7 visit to Stubbers Adventure Centre to take part in a series of team-building activities.  More details about how to sign up for this trip will be provided in due course.

Requests for additional information should be directed to