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Year 8 - 9 Transition

We are looking forward to welcoming our new students for their transition day, in preparation for them to join us in September 2021.  

We shall be running 2 transition days during the summer term on the following dates - 

Students joining us from Kirkburton Middle School - Wednesday 21st July 

Students joining us from Scissett Middle School - Thursday 22nd July 

Students will be dismissed from 2.50pm at which point they can either be collected by parents/family, use the school bus services, or walk home. Students will then return as fully-fledged Shelley students in September, with the Autumn term beginning on Tuesday 7th September 2021

Students can arrive from 8.15am for an 8.30am start and meet under the bridge by the Sports Hall (please see attached school map).  Students should line up in their current middle school classes on the school MUGA  - staff will be on hand to direct and assist all students as they arrive.  Information with regards to their tutor group allocation will be provided prior to their induction day.  

Students will be expected to come to Shelley in their current middle school uniform and bring with them a school bag and essential equipment – pens, pencils, rubber, ruler, pencil sharpener and pencil case.  Students will receive a free lunch from our catering department if they wish to have one, but if they prefer, are welcome to bring a packed lunch.  Please see the enclosed letter about how to make payments for lunches moving forward from September 2021.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions we are not able to run an in-person parents information evening, so this has been done virtually, on Tuesday 20th July at 5.30pm and the information evening can be viewed by clicking on the link below:   

Y8 into 9 parents information evening-20210720_173114-Meeting Recording.mp4

Please do feel free to follow our various social media platforms, including Twitter (@ShelleyCollege), Instagram (shelleypastoral) and our Shelley Pastoral You Tube channel, where there are various videos from the previous Year 9 transition, including a video tour of the school, which you may find useful. The link to the page is:

We know this isn’t the normal process for induction for New Year 9 students on their initial journey to being a Shelley College student, but believe this is the best and safest way to ensure appropriate information is shared with you, whilst also doing what is possible to support your son/daughter in a confident transition to life with us.

There is some further information below which you may find useful.