Year 6 to Year 7 Transition 2021

The change in the government guidance sadly means that we are unable to hold our traditional Transition day on the 30th June as planned.

We have planned alternative arrangements to support new students as they prepare to leave their primary schools.

  • Pupils will have the opportunity to meet the Executive Headteacher Mr Haseldine for a welcome session virtually (on line) in their own primary school setting on Wednesday the 30th June. This will begin at 9:10am and will be set up by your child’s primary school.
  • All students will also receive our welcome to Dean Trust Wigan welcome booklet in the post, which tells them about the school day, the school’s standards, what uniform will be provided and what to buy, and most importantly what to pack in their bag for their first day.
  • We are posting home summer work booklets for all subjects including Languages, Food and Design Technology will allow students and parents to get a flavour of what they will experience in September. Additionally, important data collection forms will go to every family to ensure we have up to date contact and medical information.
  • At the end of the summer holidays all students will be invited for half day induction events from the 31st August.  On these days, students will learn who their form tutor is, have a tour of the school and get to experience a variety lessons in preparation for the 6th September. We will write to you personally to invite you to these events.

We are delighted that your son/daughter will be joining Dean Trust Wigan and very much look forward to working with you and your son/daughter in September.

In the coming weeks key information will be posted here to keep you up to date with transition details.

If you have any queries please email: transition@deantrustwigan.co.uk or phone: 01942 511987

Frequently asked questions

How will we purchase school uniform?

Uniform vouchers have been posted out to all parents and carers of Year 6 pupils which will entitle them to FREE branded items of Dean Trust Wigan uniform. This includes a blazer and tie and some items of PE kit. The PE kit that will be provided free of charge includes a polo shirt, shorts and a long-sleeved top (rugby shirt for boys and black long-sleeved top for girls).

To redeem the uniform voucher, simply present it at AC Sports, Pemberton. You will be able to try the uniform on for size and place your order at no cost to yourself. AC Sports have advised that they are now back open. They are able to have customers in their shop either by appointment or up to 2 customers at once during normal hours. It would be a good idea to arrange your child’s uniform as soon as possible to avoid any queues later in the summer.

AC Sports are adhering to all social distancing rules so can offer a safe shopping experience. They are also offering out of hours appointments where they will only have one customer in store at a time (ideal for those with more than one child) as well as their online shop www.acsports.co.uk/shop

All uniform orders can be placed and secured with a small deposit. Parents can also place telephone orders (request a call back by email) Orders by email exchange info@acsports.co.uk

How many pupils are there in year 7?

There are around 200 pupils in year 7, you will be in a form group with around 25 pupils.

How big are classes?

Class sizes can vary, at the most you will be in a class of 28 pupils

How will I be put into teaching groups?

You will be in classes with your form at first, this will give us a chance to get to know you before you are put into sets for different subjects.

What languages will I study?

At Dean Trust Wigan you will study Spanish, you will learn how to hold conversations and all about Spanish culture.

How many lessons will I have in a day?

You will have 6 lessons, each lesson is 50 minutes long.

Will I be with my friends?

We’ve asked your Year 6 teacher about your friendship groups but can reassure you that you’ll make lots of new friends at Dean Trust Wigan.

How will I find my way around?

Your Form Tutor will give you a timetable and map of the school on your first day, we will also have older pupils attached to your form to help you get to know the school site. By the end of the first week you’ll find that you’ll have gotten to know the school very well. If you get lost there are always plenty of other pupils or staff you can ask for help.

What extra-curricular activities are available to me?

There is a range of activities from Cookery Club to Rugby. We try to offer what ever there is a demand for so bring along your ideas.

Can I bring my own lunch?

Yes you can, there are lots of places to eat your packed lunch

Where do I go at break-time and lunch?

There are designated areas for Key Stage Three (Years 7,8 & 9) both inside and outside. Key Stage Four (Years 10&11) have different areas to spend their break and lunch times.

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