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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 remain with us until the school day ends at 3pm, 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 should arrive at 8.30 am and meet under the bridge by the Sports Hall (please see attached school map).  Students should line up in their tutor groups and information with regards to their tutor group allocation will be provided prior to their induction day.  Mr Wadsworth, Form Tutors, Pastoral Staff and members of the Senior Leadership team will all be on hand to help and direct students as they arrive. 

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 it is unlikely we will be able to run an in-person parents information evening, so this will be done virtually, where we will release our presentation providing important information to parents and students transferring to us next year to help you in getting to know our school and staff. The presentation will be available on our website via the rolling banner on the home page; a date will be announced when this goes live through our various social media channels, outlined below.

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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfVE59Hr65BE_cNWOaW9Pnw. More videos will go live from mid-May onwards with messages from myself, Mrs Petrozzi (Student Manager), Mr Hewitt (Vice Principal – Curriculum) and Mr D Wadsworth (Principal).

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.

Please click on the links below to further information which you may find useful.