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Year 7 In September

In addition to the whole school plans for reopening, year 7 will have a special induction day on Thursday 3rd September.

The return to school this September will be unlike any other.  Despite the challenges faced we at The Minster School are very much looking forward to welcoming our new year 7 students, beginning our time "Succeeding Together".


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We appreciate it has not been possible for all of the usual transition activities to take place and hope that families and children have had the chance to use our online resources to help.  They are still here on this website and are well worth looking into if the opportunity has not yet arisen.

Extensive September guidance has been sent to all families and your time in carefully reviewing the information (including the video) with your child is greatly appreciated and essential for a smooth start in September. This full set of guidance can be accessed using the button below.

For those joining the school for the first time we appreciate this year is even more of a challenge - please take a few minutes to watch the additional year 7 video from Mr Parris to explain some of our plans.  In the first instance we have set aside the first day back for students (Thursday 3rd September) for year 7 activities and induction.  Most other year groups will not be returning until later.  Find out more about our plans below:

First Day at The Minster School for Year 7 

Time Activity
8.50am Welcome assembly with Mr Parris and Mr Chaloner in the Hall, followed by welcome activities.
Early morning Time with tutor and tutor group - understanding the new routines,  receiving timetables,  getting to know each other activities.
Break On the first day could students please bring a morning snack and drink - food is normally available for purchase.
Late morning Finding out about The Minster School,  Tour of the whole school,  tutor group activities.
Before lunch Taster lesson in ICT or Science
Lunch On the first day could students please bring a packed lunch and drink - a range of hot and cold food is normally available for purchase.
After lunch Taster lesson in ICT or Science
Late afternoon Final activities in tutor groups, check-in to make sure students are ready, farewells and support to safely leave the site and catch buses.
3.00pm End of day

Mr Rowson,  Mrs Richards and Mrs Burles will all be involved in the day's activities and to make sure new year 7 students have what they need.

Throughout the summer please feel free to make contact, although there may be a delay in response due to staff absence.  The best email address to use during the school holiday is 

In coming weeks additional information will be sent to year 7 families, including:

  • Emailed information about tutor group and tutor room
  • Information about peripatetic music lessons
  • Information about PE lessons
  • Updates as needed and according to latest national guidance
  • Information about our online payment system, including adding money to student cards.

Please be assured we will make sure your child is well supported on their induction day so that they can begin their time at The Minster School with confidence.  Our first priority at the beginning of next academic year will be to help them and support their transition.

Best wishes

Mr Parris

Head Teacher