Pupils at present attending the school have joined us from more than 60
partner primary schools.
The move to Secondary School at 11 is an important step in a child’s educational experience and we seek to make this move as easy as possible.
We have regular contact with local primary
schools. In the summer term our staff visit the
primary schools to meet pupils coming to us in
the following September.
Towards the end of the summer term these
pupils are invited to spend two days with us
when they can meet the Pastoral Staff, get to
know their way around the school buildings and
have a taste of life at secondary school.
Our Year 7 pupils will already have written letters
to prospective pupils and will also help guide
them in to the school. An evening meeting is
arranged for parents to meet staff and to deal
with the practical considerations of starting a
new school. In addition, where children have
special educational, social or physical needs,
their parents may, on request, have an informal,
individual meeting with a senior member of staff.
We take encouragement from how quickly our
new pupils settle purposefully and happily in to
the school. Towards the end of the first half term
parents of Year 7 pupils are invited to meet their
child’s tutor to discuss how s/he has settled in to
life at the school and the progress being made.
If pupils are to make the most of learning
opportunities they must feel secure and valued.
One of the ways in which this is achieved is
through our tutor group and year system.
As part of our distance learning package for our students at Bury CE High School we have been using learning platform called Century Learning. In support of your child’s transition from their primary school to our school we are able to offer this package to Year 6 students who are planning to join our school this year.
The platform assesses what your child already knows in Mathematics, English and Science (in the form of Diagnostic nuggets) and then provides them with learning ‘nuggets’. These learning nuggets help them practise and consolidate existing skills and knowledge and build on this to make further progress. The ‘nuggets’ are made with supportive videos and slides to model skills for you child and it will repeat nuggets at an appropriate time to make sure your child gets practise on the areas that they need to improve on.
This platform is optional for your child, if they are able and happy to use the service, we recommend they do use it. It will help them with their learning and will provide us with information about what your child already knows and what level they are working at in each subject.
You can monitor progress by looking at the ‘My Dashboard’ tab
Please note that Century Learning will only function correctly on a computer, laptop or tablet and Chrome is the recommended web browser. (It is not designed to function on a mobile phone)