2022 Transfer to Secondary School (TSS)

New Intake Transition to Year 7

Welcome to the St Philomena's transition website. Please register on the form below (please only register once - on the first occasion of entering the site), then scroll down this page for further information. There are also links at the side of the page to other sections of the website.


Welcome from the Headteacher

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome to our Transition website, a dedicated space that you can access any time, that will provide you and your daughter with up to date information prior to her starting Year 7, a new Key Stage (KS), KS3 at St Philomena's in August 2022.

I feel confident that the process of waiting and the anticipation of starting a new journey will increase the excitement and hunger for learning, for new friendships and new experiences .

We have created this website to aid in communicating information. You have already been advised of some dates of future Transition events on your Welcome Letter, but please check this website regularly for updates and further information.

This website contains the Transition Forms. Please read the information that accompanies each form carefully. Please complete the Online Family Information Form and Home School Agreement as soon as possible.

You will also find information about Induction events, the New Intake Meetings with Senior Staff and Governors, Student Transition work, and the St Philomena's Parents Association (SPA). We hope you will find the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section helpful. This section will be added to and if you have any transition questions, please submit them via the online form in the FAQs section and the school will update accordingly.

I end my brief introduction by expressing to you my delight and joy at being able to offer your daughter a place at our school. I wait with anticipation to personally meet her, to welcome and get to know her more fully, to watch her grow and to accompany her as she prepares to begin a new chapter in her young life here at St Philomena's. The staff and I look forward to meeting you, her parents/carers, as you all become a much valued member of our family.

With every good wish and blessings for the coming months.

Yours faithfully

Ms Noone BSc (Hons) MBA

Headteacher

Induction Information

New Intake Parents'/Carers' Meeting

Wednesday 27th April from 6.00pm - 7.00pm: PLEASE NOTE THIS IS FOR PARENTS/CARERS ONLY

The meeting on Wednesday 27th April is for parents/carers only. This meeting will be held in the Marie Therese Hall. It is imperative that parents/carers only attend this meeting. Your daughter is not required to attend.


Pre-Induction Day

Wednesday 8th June 2022 from 2.15pm - 4.00pm: PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT FOR ALL STUDENTS

The Pre-Induction event, by invitation, is just for students who may be the only one or one of a small number transferring from their primary school to St Philomena's. This event is intended as an ice-breaker for these students, a chance to familiarise themselves with the school, and a time when they can meet some of their peers before the main Induction Day.

This Pre-Induction event is scheduled for Wednesday 8th June 2022 from 2.15pm to 4.00pm and invitations will be sent to all relevant families in due course.

Those attending will be met at the Main Gate on arrival. Entrance via Shorts Road only for SATNAV purposes, the postcode for this entrance is SM5 2PB.


All Students Induction Day: PLEASE NOTE THIS IS FOR ALL STUDENTS

Wednesday 6th July 2022 from 8.15am - 2.45pm

The Induction Day for all New Intake students is scheduled for Wednesday 6th July 2022 from 8.15am - 2.45pm.

Your daughter should take a seat in the School Chapel on arrival by 8.15am. Your daughter should wear her junior school uniform. Lunch will be provided free of charge by the school. However, if your daughter has any special dietary requirements, we advise that she brings a packed lunch. Please note that we are a nut-free school.

Parking will be available on the field, to the left as you drive into the school for you when you drop your daughter off and collect her. The vehicle entrance is via Shorts Road only [for SATNAV purposes, the postcode for this entrance is SM5 2PB]. Please be aware of the Sutton School Safer Street Scheme restrictions in operation. Currently between 7.50am and 8.30am and from 2.45pm and 3.30pm you will not be able to enter the school by vehicle. If you do, you risk receiving a fine from the London Borough of Sutton.

At the end of the Induction Day on Wednesday 6th July 2022 from 2.45pm - 4.00pm there will be a Meet and Greet session together with a nearly new uniform sale for parents and students. Parents should join their daughters in the School grounds from 2.45pm.


Primary School Visits

Between the 6th June and the 24th June 2022 the Senior Leadership Team will visit a core number of primary schools to welcome the new intake of students and give them information about the school. Specific dates are yet to be confirmed with {rimary Schools.



St Philomena's Parents Association (SPA)

Dear Parents and Carers,

St Philomena’s Parent and Teacher Association (SPA) needs your help.

SPA exists to help fund projects within the school which would otherwise be unaffordable or take more time to be completed.

The projects funded have a direct impact on the education of all students at the school.

SPA is supported by a very small group of dedicated volunteers who organize and run all the events and activities and we need more people to get involved to spread the workload and make more money to fund more projects.

So what may stop you getting involved in SPA?

  • You may think that it’s a big commitment: it isn’t, you can volunteer for just a couple of hours, once a year or more frequently if you wish.

  • You may think it’s hard work: don’t worry, there are tasks to suit everyone of all abilities, skills and experience,

  • You may think it’s boring: it isn’t, SPA have lots of fun, delivering worthwhile events that raise funds for the school.

  • You may think you will not be welcomed: I can assure you that everyone volunteering is warmly welcomed, we really appreciate everyone’s contribution.

Without enough volunteers SPA will not be able to continue to raise important, much needed funds for the school and important projects may not happen. Your contribution will make a difference.

So please get involved. Don’t leave it to other people. We need your help to make SPA events a success.

Upcoming events that you can help at may include:

  • Art Exhibition for Year 7 in September

  • Fireworks display in October

  • Christmas Fair on the first Saturday of Advent

Please email spaevents@stphils.org.uk and we’ll make sure you get all the information you need to help.

Many thanks in advance for your support.


Family Interviews with Senior Staff or Governors

New Intake Meetings -

Every family will be invited to a New Intake Meeting. These Meetings are scheduled to take place on Thursday 30th June 2022.

These Meetings will be 10-15mins which will be by Google Meets virtually or appointments in person.

Meetings will be scheduled for approximately 10-15 minutes between 8.30am and 5.00pm. Due to the number of students, these appointments will be allocated and cannot be changed. Should you wish to have an in person meeting rather than a Google Meet, please let admissions@stphils.org.uk know, stating in the subject ‘New Intake Meeting’. You will be notified of your appointment date and time by email in May, followed by a reminder in June. You and your daughter will have the opportunity to meet a member of the Governing Body or Senior Leadership Team.

Prior to this meeting, please read and complete the Home School Agreement, (also available in the Transition Form section of this website). Read the Home School Agreement carefully with your daughter, and then please submit your agreement to this document by completing the form.

School Nurse appointments will be arranged for all students who have a Health Care Plan (HCP) and those identified with certain medical needs. Relevant families will be sent a separate additional appointment time to meet with the School Nurse.

All families must please ensure that they include all medical conditions on the Online Family Information Form which must be completed by Friday 6th May 2022 (the date before your daughter attends school for NFER testing on Saturday 7th May 2022).

Students with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities will have the opportunity to meet with our SENDCo, Mr Keane.

You can view all of the Transition Forms in the Transition Form section of this website.

Student Transition Work

Student Transition Work for the Summer

To prepare your daughter for September, we provide English and Maths Summer work to help build core knowledge and skills in preparation for secondary school. Please encourage your daughter to complete this work to help her with her learning and to prepare for her transition to secondary school. Please note that the Summer Work will be uploaded to the Transition Work page in the Summer term.

Transition Support for Parents