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Year 6 Transition Events

Further to my last letter I wanted to set out transition events that will be taking place over the coming weeks that will help ensure your child feels prepared to start at Welling School in September 2021. I strongly encourage your child to take up the opportunity available to them.

The first step we would like to do is to introduce key staff that will be working closely with your child and explain what will be happening over the coming weeks. Details of this launch event and the upcoming events is detailed below:

Thursday 17 June - 4:00pm

Google Meet Launch Event

We welcome all parent/carers and their child to join the Headteacher and other key staff, including the Head of Year to hear further information about upcoming events. Please use the following link:

Friday 18 June - 2:00pm

Weekly Update Videos

Week 1: Welcome from the Headteacher - Mr Pett. Every Friday at 12.00pm for the remainder of this term a video will be uploaded to the school website sharing information for parent/carers and students to support the transition to Welling School. 

Our weekly update videos can be found HERE

Tuesday 29 June - 8:45am

Taster Day

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions we are not able to offer this event to all students. We will be able to host students from our main feeder primary schools and have contacted these primary schools regarding our intentions. For those students we are able to host, a separate letter will be sent home to parent/carers explaining how this day will work.

Tuesday 29 June 4.30pm

Virtual Parent/Carers Information Evening

A live event hosted by the Headteacher Mr Pett and other key staff to share information that will help your child prepare for September. This will also be a Q&A session. Please use the following link:

Monday 5 July - Thursday 8 July 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Tours of Welling School

We are primarily running these tours for parent/carers and students who were not able to attend the Taster Day on 29 July. Tours will be led by one member of staff per family. In addition to seeing the school parent/carers will be able to ask further questions. We find it really beneficial to get to know our parent/carers and I would encourage you to book onto one of these tours. Further details about booking onto a tour will be shared nearer to the date.

Monday 26 July - Friday 6 August

Summer School

We are planning to offer every child the opportunity to participate in our summer school. In order to facilitate this we will be running two week long summer schools. One starting on Monday 26 July, the other starting on Monday 2 August. We have an exciting week planned where students will complete a number of activities aimed at having fun, team building and making your child feel confident about starting at Welling School. On Thursday 1th June we will be sharing more information and by the end of June we will need confirmation from parent/carers if they would like their child to participate. There is no cost for the summer school and food/drink will also be provided.

We are looking forward to welcoming our prospective Year 7 students and also getting to know you, and I hope that many of you will be able to join us online this Thursday. On the transition page of our website you will find further information and this area of our website will be updated regularly. If you have any queries or questions relating to this letter please contact the school on

With very best wishes.

 Yours faithfully

Mr R Pett