Key Dates for you and your parents
We hope to stick to the timeline below, however, please be aware that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the dates below may change. Keep checking back on this page for updates.
Welcome letter – 13/05/2020
During this week you received your first welcome letter from Mr Clemens, the Principal.
Contact with your Primary school - 01/06/2020
Ms Phillips has already begun to contact primary schools and will be contacting your primary school to find out more about you.
Welcome letter 2 and induction pack - 15/06/2020
During this week you will receive your second welcome letter from Uxbridge High School. With this letter you will also receive the following items:
- Admissions booklet;
- Parent Information booklet;
- Uniform price list and how to order;
- Free school meal form;
- Privacy form.
Your parents must complete and return the admissions booklet and privacy consent form within 7 days to confirm your place at Uxbridge High School
Access to the ‘moving up to secondary school’ webpage – 15/06/2020
You are now able to access the ‘moving up to secondary school’ webpage. Each of the sections contains important information. Look through each section to find out what life will be like at Uxbridge High School. Download and complete the following packs during the summer holidays to help prepare you for secondary school:
- Preparation for secondary school pack;
- Transition homework pack (Core subjects available from 15/06/2020 and all subjects will be uploaded by 1/07/2020)
This will enable you to organise completing the work. Remember you’ll need to bring the pack on the first day at Uxbridge High School.
Deadline to return admissions booklet and privacy form – 22/06/2020
It is essential that the Admissions booklet is completed in full, signed and returned to Uxbridge High School within 7 days of receipt to confirm your acceptance of the school place. You would have also received our privacy consent form, which should be completed and returned at the same time.
Email update from Uxbridge High School - 01/07/2020
You will receive an email from us reminding you to re-visit the transition webpage to find out important updates. You will also be told what House and form group you will be in when you start in September. You can use this information to help you to order the correct house coloured tie or house pin that you will need to wear in September.
Induction lessons – 02/07/2020
Come back and visit the transition webpage on the 2nd July to view induction lessons from all the subjects you will be studying in September.
Form tutors – 02/07/2020
Come back and visit this webpage on the 2nd July to view who your form tutor will be in September.
Deadline to order your uniform – 03/08/2020
In order to guarantee that your uniform will arrive on time, before you start school in September, you must ensure you order your uniform by this date. Don’t forget to make sure your tie/pin are the correct house colour. If you would like to wear a skirt, you will need to order our new tartan pleated skirt, wear an open necked blouse and wear a house pin. If you choose to wear trousers, you will be required to wear a closed neck shirt and house tie.
Welcome letter 3 – August 2020
During the month of August, you will receive your third and final welcome letter. With this letter you will also receive vital information about your first day, as well as further guidance on the online platforms that you will be using throughout your time at Uxbridge High School. This will include advice and login details for the following online platforms:
- Parent Pay and Cashless Catering
- Show My Homework (Satchel One)
Your first day – 03/09/2020 (We hope…)
We look forward to meeting you all on your first day at Uxbridge High School. We hope to meet you all on the 3rd September, however, this date may change. We will send a letter to your parents in August to confirm which day you will be starting with us. Remember to bring with you your pencil case; your completed transition booklets and to wear your full school uniform.
Key information for you and your parent
Moving from primary to secondary school is an exciting and significant event in your life. It is an important milestone which, for many parents and teachers, marks a change in expectations regarding crucial life-skills such as independent working and self-organisation. To support both parents and students for the start of term, here are a few tips for you to remember as part of your planning:
Before School starts:
(1) The school journey and routines
Time the journey to school or bus stop
Be sure you are clear about what time you are expected to be home and what to do if you are held up for any reason.
Make sure you know or have your parents’ contact numbers.
Buy an alarm clock and make sure you know how it works. Test run it before the first day at school.
Work out with your parent what time you will need to get up to get to school on time. Work backwards from the time you need to be at school (8.40am outside your classroom). Include all the things you will need to do.
Agree a routine for the mornings and after school. Will you shower/ bath in the morning or the evening? Will you get your school bag ready the night before or in the morning? Who will make your packed lunch and when?
Agree a bedtime for school days with your parent, that will ensure you will get enough sleep.
Have a couple of practice runs (if it is safe to do so)….set yourself the challenge of getting up at the correct time and getting ready.
Does anything need changing as part of the journey and commute to school?
(2) Life at UHS
Has all necessary paperwork been signed and sent back to the school?
Do you have the correct uniform and equipment so as to make a smooth as possible start to school life? Check the uniform requirements including rules regarding make-up and jewellery.
Ask your parent to check there is money on your parent pay account, so you can eat at school?
Have you been through all of the information available to you on the Year 6-7 Transition page?
If your parent thinks you may be entitled to financial support from the school, are you aware of how to apply for it?
Name/label everything, even shoes – you would not believe what you can lose.
When school starts
(1) The school journey and routines
If possible, a parent should be around for you for the first few days/ weeks and support if necessary. Your parent should praise and encourage independence, but also be ready to offer a helping hand should you need it.
Give your parent a copy of your timetable (it will usually be written in their planner in the first week). Keep this on display so that you and your parent can refer to it.
You should be encouraged to learn what lessons you have on which days, so that you can become independent.
Make sure you know what to do it you are late or get lost.
(2) Life at UHS
Make sure everything is ready on the evening before, including uniform, shoes and equipment. Have a good system for keeping books and equipment organised.
Make sure a full PE kit is taken to school on the days it is needed. If you regularly lose or forget essential items, your parent can give spares to your form tutor to keep at school if possible.
Make sure you have a locker to store your belongings safely in when at school. You will be offered a locker during the first week at school.
Go through your timetable with your parent. If you have a timetable displayed somewhere (a good idea), it is useful to colour the days when you have PE, so that you can see each day if you need to take your PE bag.
Ask your parent to keep a copy of important login details to hand, just in case your student planner gets lost.
Are your parents aware of key events coming up e.g. welcome evening?
Your parent should familiarise themselves with the school’s guidelines on how to keep you safe online and go through it with you.