For those who have received and accepted a place into our new Year 5 group, we are pleased to share the following plans to help you understand how we will prepare for your arrival in September.

During the Summer term, our year 5 teachers will be visiting our main feeder schools to meet your current Year 4 teachers.  This is so that they can gain insight into your school life and to receive information on your friendships and interests.  The year 5 teachers organise the classes and are guided strongly by your first school teachers who know you “best”. For those not in feeder schools,  our team will be in contact with your teachers to obtain the same information for you. All this information is gathered so that our teachers can be ready to welcome you in September.

We have already begun with various transition events for our main feeder schools and plan additional transition visits  for those not joining from feeder schools or joining us without any friends. We will be in touch at a later date with details.  For pupils who require additional learning support, our SENCO Miss Shipley will co-ordinate visits and will be in touch.

The final transition and the most important will be held on Tuesday, 6th September.  On this day all our new pupils will spend the whole day exploring their new school without the worries of having to be in lessons at fixed times.  You will use the canteen during break and lunchtime and dine in our lunch hall.  You will have the whole school yourselves as our Year 6, 7 and 8 pupil will not return until 7th September.  This day is very exciting and we look forward to welcoming you all in your new school uniform at our school gates between 8.30am-8.50am.

For parents, we will be inviting you to visit us on the 18th July 2022.  During your visit you will be given the opportunity to meet our Year 5 class teachers, our senior leadership team and also be given an opportunity to visit the Year 5 class rooms.  An invitation for this event will be included in the new pupil welcome pack which will be emailed to you by 10th June 2022.  The invitation will give you the option to attend either a 9.30am or 2.30pm session.

Once your child joins us, we will use the first term to settle them into their new routine, we will then offer a parent evening to discuss how your child has settled in. It is an opportunity for teacher and parents to share how things are and to raise any concerns. Please be assured, should there be an issue before the meeting that you can email your child’s class teacher directly.  Once you know who they are, you can find their contact details on our website under our school, Alvechurch CofE Middle School Team – Alvechurch Middle School. Following the settling in meeting, a subject meeting will be planned in the Spring term.

For now, we share the following Welcome booklet which we hope will answer some of the questions our new pupils may have ahead of September. Alvechurch CofE Middle ~ Transition booklet 2022

Please also follow link to our uniform policy; Our School Uniform – Alvechurch Middle School and for those who may require school transport, please visit: School and college travel | Worcestershire County Council