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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.  THE DETAILS ON THIS PAGE ARE CURRENTLY SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU CHECK THE DATES PROVIDED IN YOUR LETTER AND LATER IN THE TERM (10 February 2020).

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 2020 is Friday 19 June 2020.  We cannot guarantee that any items ordered after this date will be received in time for the new academic year.

Transition Evening for Parents and Carers

Wednesday 24 June and Thursday 25 June 2020, 6 - 7 pm.  You will only need to attend one of these evenings; you will receive a letter telling you which date you will need to attend. 

This meeting is for the parents and carers of students who will be joining Year 7 in September 2020.  General information about the college, our curriculum, expectations and pastoral arrangements will be provided.  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 parents and carers of transferring students only.  Please do not bring any children or other relatives.  Students will meet their tutor and learn about being a student here on their transition days.

Transition Days for Students

Thursday 2 and Friday 3 July 2020, 8.30 am - 2.40 pm at The Spires College.  All of the students who have a place at The Spires College in September 2020 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 24 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 17 August 2020.  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!