Moving to Secondary School
In the September when your child moves in to year 6 you will receive information from Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) regarding secondary school choice, and how to apply, when you can state up to four preferences.
GCC have an informative section on their website www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/schooladmissions and this will also give details of open mornings run in the autumn term at secondary schools. You may find it useful to attend open mornings when your child is in year 5, so that you give yourself plenty of time to make a decision, as secondary school preferences normally need to be submitted by the end of October.
Representatives from local secondary schools come and meet with Y6s to give them a flavour of their school, and they sometimes bring along one or two past pupils to answer any questions.
PSHE lessons also support the transition process for the children.
If you are considering St Peter's High School, you may be aware that some bus routes are being reviewed ready for September 2017, and you may wish to have an input into the decision making. Please see the letter below which includes details on how to get in touch.
Buses: a letter from John Dix
As you may well be aware, there is currently a home to school bus service operating between many of the villages situated in close proximity to the A38, and St Peter’s High School. This service currently commences at Standish, taking in Stonehouse, Nympsfield, Uley, Dursley, Cam, Frampton and Whitminster. This covers a large geographical area, and whilst we intend to operate a service from those areas again next academic year, we are proposing to incorporate more pick-ups in other areas to enable us to split the route into two. This will create two, shorter routes that will benefit all concerned. Our intention is to incorporate a section of Stroud, with a bus likely to travel from Stonehouse, through Ebley to Merrywalks, then to St Peter’s.
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