Year 8 to 9 Transition

TRANSITION TO STRATTON UPPER SCHOOL
During this very different and difficult time we are working hard to provide you with all the information you and your son/daughter may need for the transition to Stratton.

Detailed below is a list of key dates when information will be provided to you to ensure a smooth transition, please make a note of these.


The transition documents are being sent out via the middle schools to parents and are also available below for you to download and complete as necessary. The documents are required to be completed by Friday 5th June 2020. Should you require a hard copy of the documents then please contact your son/daughter’s current school or Stratton direct where a pack can be provided for you. Please send your completed hard copy documents (electronic copies will not be accepted) to Stratton Upper School FAO HOY 9 - Transition, address provided below.

A virtual Year 9 assembly video will be made available for student’s week commencing 18th May, where students will have the opportunity to meet the HOY 9 and where they will provide further information on the transition process.

Unfortunately we are unable to hold our uniform evening this year but we have included some sizing guidelines, pricing information and delivery details from our uniform supplier Price & Buckland. All uniform items can be found on the supplier’s website https://www.pbuniform-online.co.uk/stratton
All uniform orders will be available for home delivery only and the last possible order date will be shown on the website.

We hope you are all staying safe in these unprecedented times and we look forward to meeting with you all in the near future.

In the meantime if you have any queries please contact the school at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Take a look at our School Tour to take a virtual look around our school and be introduced to our faculty staff.

School Tour

 

Take a look at our Transition Assembly PowerPoint & Video

Virtual Transition Assembly

 

Friday 1st May
Student Welcome pack sent out via middle schools and documents available on the Stratton Upper School Website 
The deadline for returning these forms to Stratton is Friday 5th June 2020. Please note we require hard copies of the forms, electronic copies will not be accepted.

Week beginning 18th May
HOY Team Virtual Assembly available on Stratton School Website and link sent out via middles schools.

Week beginning 1st June
Year Group pack and bridging work sent out to all students.
Transition paperwork needs to be returned to Stratton Upper School
Address: HOY 9 - Transition
Stratton Upper School
Eagle Farm Road
Biggleswade
Beds
SG18 8JB

Weeks beginning 8th June
Interactive Virtual Tour of School launched for students to view and familiarize themselves with the school again.

Week beginning 15th June
Q&A video from the School Council

 

JULY UPDATE

Dear Y8 student and Parent,

We hope that you are looking forward to coming to Stratton as much as we are looking forward to welcoming you here. 

We do understand that you are probably a mixture of very excited and very nervous about moving up to Stratton. We are  really very sorry that we have not been able to hold transition days for you this side of the summer holidays; unfortunately government guidelines at the moment do not allow this. We hope though that you have been able to look at all the information on the school website, for example the tours and the information booklets, as well as trying out the bridging work (which can be completed on paper, it doesn't need printing out!). Please do not worry if you cannot complete all the work; dip in and out of the pieces you feel able to do. 

We are sending out information about your tutor groups this week via post ;  it has taken many, many hours to very carefully put the groups together, using the information that you gave us (if you returned your information forms on time) and in collaboration with your middle schools, so please rest assured that you will be with at least one person you know.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have been unable to issue your new school email addresses; these will be given to you in September. This means that we are unable to run a face-to-face virtual meet the tutor evening as we had first hoped; Miss Hunstone, Mrs Vincent and Ms Hodges will be getting some information to you this week instead and your tutor will be in touch before the end of term via your parents'/carer's email address.

We will be in touch at the beginning of September with our final information about your first day; we cannot get this information to you now because guidelines are changing on a daily basis. Providing we have not had more restrictions placed on us by then, you can expect to start on Monday 7th September. 

We hope that this email reassures you somewhat. Please do not hesitate to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any queries.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

 

Kind regards,

The Transition team @ Stratton Upper School