Welcome to our ‘Transition Page’.
Over the course of the next few months, any relevant transition information will be placed here to help your son or daughter feel as confident and happy as possible about their new school when they join in Year 7. During this time we will be busy gathering information and speaking to their Year 6 teachers to ensure we have all we need to make your child’s transition to St Gabriel’s a smooth one.
Mr Killion (Head of Year 7) and Mr Stewart (Associate Deputy Head Teacher) will also hopefully be visiting as many of your children’s primary schools as possible, COVID restrictions permitting.
We look forward to welcoming our new Year 7 into the St Gabriel’s family and starting their journey of faith and learning with us.
Mr Stewart (Associate Deputy Head Teacher)
Mr Killion (Head of Year 7 and Transition Lead)
Due to concerns that surround the rise in Covid-19 case numbers in Bury, and the North West generally, we have made the difficult decision not to proceed with hosting our Year 6 New Intake Parent and Pupil Evening on Monday, 28 June and our Year 6 Pupil Welcome Days on Wednesday, 30 June and Thursday, 1 July on site at school as we had originally planned.
This decision has been taken following advice from public health experts in Bury and also considers the latest Government advice for our area. This concern is compounded by the fact that the current Year 6 pupil’s attend 26 different Primary schools from a wide geographical area. As a result, we reluctantly feel it would be difficult to justify hosting large numbers of students and parents on site at this point.
While it is extremely disappointing to have to make this choice, we do feel it is the correct one to keep everyone involved as safe as possible. We aim now to provide opportunities for parents and students to develop an understanding of the transition process via our school website. We will be in touch very soon with details of this and to provide specific information on your child’s form class and form teacher. We hope that this will allow access to the information needed prior to your child attending school for their first day at St. Gabriel’s on Thursday, 2 September. Should guidelines at the time allow we also hope to have a New Intake Parent and Pupil Evening on Wednesday, 1 September 2021.
Please consult our website for updates. We look forward to seeing you and your child in person in September and hope that you all remain safe and well. Please take care.