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Important Dates

These dates form our intensive transition programme, designed to ensure the process is both enjoyable and informative for students joining us in Year 7 in September.

Specific details of these events will be sent to families during the summer term.

Primary School Visits

During May and June, members of our senior staff and the Year 7 team will visit each student who is joining us the following September at their primary school.  


Uniform Ordering Deadline

The deadline for ordering uniform for students joining Year 7 in September 2019 is Friday 21 June 2019.  We cannot guarantee that any items ordered after this date will be received in time for the new academic year.


Transition Evening

Wednesday 26 June 2019 and Thursday 27 June, 6 - 7 pm.  You will only need to attend one of these evenings; you will have received a letter telling you which date you will need to attend. 

This meeting, for students who will be joining us in September 2019 and their parents/carers, will provide general information about the college, its curriculum and pastoral arrangements.  Senior Staff and our Year 7 team will be available to answer any questions and you will also meet your child’s tutor.

Unfortunately, we do not have room to accommodate any other members of the family at this event; it is for the transferring students and their parent/carers only.  Please do not bring any other siblings or relatives.


Transition Days

Thursday 4 and Friday 5 July 2019, 8.30 am - 2.40 pm at The Spires College.  All of the students who have a place at The Spires College in September 2019 will join us for two action-packed days of learning and fun.  Students will experience a wide range of lessons, explore the college site and, importantly, meet lots of new friends.  Students should wear their primary school uniform and lunch will be provided.


Transition Support Day

Wednesday 26 June, 8.30 am - 2.40 pm.  This is an additional transition day for students who may need a more in-depth induction. This day is by invitation only.


Summer School

Summer School will take place during the week commencing 12 August 2019.  Further details and a registration form have been be sent to all families.

The purpose is for students to:

• Meet their year group and make new friends at The Spires College;

• Become more familiar with the college and staff;

• Be more confident about starting in Year 7;

• Begin to get into the habit of learning after a long break;

• Have fun!