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Year 7 Admissions

Open Evening

Thursday 27th September 2018, 5pm - 8pm

All year groups are welcome to come and have a look around the school.  The Headteacher and the Admissions Manager will be delivering a talk in the Hall about Farmor's and the admissions process and there will be plenty of activities taking place around the school for your child to get involved with.  You will also have the opportunity to sample our food and find out about transport.  Staff and students will be available all evening for you to speak to about any issues or queries you may have.

Open Morning Tours

Open Morning  tours will be on Tuesday 2nd & Wednesday 3rd October from 9am

These will be bookable nearer the time and will give you an opportunity to see the school in action on a normal day.  Students will be in lessons so you will not have an opportunity to speak to subject teachers, but the Headteacher and Admissions Manager will be available to answer any questions.

Application deadline

The deadline for entry to Farmor’s in September 2019 is October 31st 2018.  In September 2018 local authorities sent out information via your child’s school explaining how to apply for a secondary school placement. Please contact us if you would like advice about applications.

Transition from primary school

The transition between primary and secondary education is a crucial period in a child’s education and a number of procedures are implemented at Farmor’s to make this is smooth process.  Whether students join us from within the catchment area or beyond every effort is made to ensure that prior to their arrival they are familiar with the school and have met and started to get to know some of the staff who will be key to their life in Year 7.  There are opportunities for them to spend time in school with others who will be joining them as they begin their education with us.

Year 6 Induction days

The Year 6 Induction Days take place during the summer term.  All pupils with a place at Farmor’s in Year 7 spend two full school days with us.  This gives them the opportunity to meet the Headteacher, Assistant Headteacher (Pastoral), Head of Year and Form Tutor.  Prior to their arrival they will have been assigned to their Tutor Groups for Year 7, so they are able to meet and start getting to know their new classmates.

Throughout the two days the students take part in activities that encourage the development of new friendships, building their confidence and enthusiasm for their arrival in September.  At the end of the second day they go home on the school buses that they will use in September, and this helps to allay any fears regarding transport.

Admissions to Years 8-11

Parents wishing to apply for a place in Years 8-11 are invited to make an appointment with Karen Brathwaite, Admissions Manager, to discuss the move and be given a tour of the school. Karen Brathwaite can be contacted by either email or phone 01285 712302 ex127.  Full details of the admissions process are provided following a visit.

GCC admissions info

Gloucestershire County Council website provides information for parents about applying to schools.

What do I do if my child didn't get a place at Farmor's for September 2018?