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Year 6 into 7 Transition

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Moving from Primary School into Secondary School is an important milestone in both a child's and parent's life.  It is exciting but can also cause some worry. The videos, links and resources are here to support your journey into Year 7 at Tring School.

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Being a Tring School Student

School Charter

Our aim is to create: 
  • Successful learners (wisdom)
  • Confident individuals (hope)
  • Responsible citizens (comprehensive community)

Clubs & Extracurricular

"The school offers pupils an extremely wide range of extracurricular activities.

Pupils are enthusiastic about the many trips, visits and cultural activities organised by the school because it helps them to understand what they are studying in greater depth".

Ofsted November 2017

Please click here to view a selection of our Clubs and Extracurricular Activities.

Subjects

Please click here to meet some of our subject departments.

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Art
  • Computer Science
  • Design & Technology
  • Drama
  • Geography
  • History
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Music
  • Philosophy & Religious Studies
  • Physical Education

 

Chromebooks

Don't forget to bring your Chromebook to school fully charged!

Please head to our website to:

Students can head to the IT office next to B13 if they have problems with their Chromebook during the day.

If you have any questions regarding Chromebooks please email chromebooks@tringschool.org

 

Our House System

Heads of House

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From left to right: 

Mr Sanday (Ascott), Mrs Young (Claydon), Ms Stefan (Waddesdon) & Miss Gosling (Halton)

Form Tutors

Please click on the links below to virtually meet your new Form Tutors.

Pastoral Care

Please click here to find out more about our Pastoral Care.

 

Our New School

 

Reading

The Importance of Reading

Learn to Read, Read to Learn

Year 7 Big Word List

In Year 7 you will be introduced to a lot of new vocabulary.  Get a head start and check out our BIG WORD list.

You can find out definitions and start committing them to memory.

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We know reading is incredibly beneficial to students' wellbeing as well as their academic performance. A student's reading ability is one of the most significant factors determining GCSE success.  Please click here to read more.

Inspiring Books 

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Learning Resource Centre

Please click here to find out more about our LRC.

Summer Reading

Click on the picture below for some suggested reads for the summer holidays or in September when your child joins Tring School as all these books are available in the LRC.

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Keep in Touch

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Copies of letters emailed home are available on our website under the TS Parents title at the top of the page. In the Categories choose Year 6 to see Transition letters.

If you wish to search for information on the website please use the magnifying glass on the right of the page. 

Attendance

Good attendance at school is important for all children.

Those regularly absent from school are not only missing out on parts of their education, but they are also missing out on all the other social and life skills that schools have to offer.

Please click on this link to head to our Attendance page where you will find information on when and how to contact the school if your child will be absent from school.

Go4Schools

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Please click on this link to find out more about Go4Schools

Finance and Wisepay Information

The school uses WisePay for parents to pay for school items, including uniform, chromebooks, trips and dinner money.

You are able to use WisePay through the school website link https://www.wisepay.co.uk/store/generic/template.asp?mID=125172&ACT=nav or by downloading the App on your phone.

Our WisePay organization code is 46687539.

As well as making payments online, you’ll be able to view your payment history by clicking on “My Wise Account”.

If you are eligible for Free School Meals please apply here.


Tring School operates a biometric finger recognition system for our school meal service.

Credit can be added to your child's account using our secure WisePay online payment facility which guarantees that money paid is for canteen use as intended.

The system uses finger scanning.  This does not involve taking a fingerprint but a subset of unique features of the fingerprint are extracted from a scanned image and converted into a biometric template/pattern which is converted into a binary number. This is used and checked against the template generated each time a student places their finger on the scanner.

Full fingerprint images are not stored and a usable fingerprint image cannot be generated (reversed engineered) from the template/pattern.

More details of this will have been in the admissions document via Operoo.

The secure link between WisePay and the Dining Hall mean that monies topped up on student food & drink accounts will show directly on the student's thumbprint balance (please allow a couple of hours for this to go through, so we recommend topping up food & drink accounts before the start of school).

If you have any questions about WisePay please email finance@tringschool.org

Form Tutor, Tutor Groups & Head of House

Role of the Tutor

Your child’s Form Tutor is the person they will know best during their time at Tring School. Their role is central in caring for them and monitoring their progress both academically and socially; encouraging involvement, commitment and high standards of work and behaviour. 

They will lead activities during Tutor Time, take them to assemblies and encourage your child to participate in House activities. They will be a role model for students and will be an excellent source of advice. 

Your child’s Tutor should be your first point of contact at school. Form Tutors can liaise with teaching staff, Learning Support staff, other House groups, admin staff etc. and put you in touch with the right person if needed. Form Tutors get to know their students well, they monitor students’ progress, support them if they are having difficulties and celebrate success.


Tutor Groups

Each House is split into 14 or 16 Tutor Groups consisting of approximately 22 students of either KS3 (Years 7, 8 & 9) or KS4 (Years 10, 11, 12 & 13) with usually three or four from each year group . Younger students can be mentored and supported by the older students in the Tutor Group.  With only a few students from the three year groups (KS3), our Form Tutors are able to give each student quality time at crucial points in the year, for example when they first join us at Tring School or when they face upcoming exams. Tutor Groups are named by the House initial eg A for Ascott and are numbered 1-15 ie. A1, C10, W2, H15 etc. Wherever possible students will have the same Tutor throughout their time at Tring School. 


Role of the Head of House

The role of the Head of House is to make sure your child is settling into life at Tring School when they join us in Year 7. If you or your child has any problems or concerns, as well as talking to their Form Tutor, they can also talk to their Head of House. 

The Head of House will monitor your child’s attendance, behaviour and progress and contact you if they feel your child needs extra support or if they have done really well. 

The Heads of House will host assemblies on a variety of themes which will include guest speakers, on occasions. There will also be Christian collective worships and sometimes there may be a whole Year assembly if there is something important to be communicated to their Year Group. 

The Heads of House, along with their House Captains will organise lots of House Competitions. This could be anything from creating a Christmas card, cooking, taking part in House Games and Sports Day, to being a star in the House Drama competition. The Heads of House motivate and encourage their students to  embrace and get involved in school life!

Stationery and Essential Kit List

Stationery can be bought from the Learning Resource Centre

open from 8.00am every morning

Price List available on the LRC page

All (apart from Chromebook and Headphones) are available to purchase in the school Stationery Shop at a very competitive price.

  • Chromebook - fully charged ready to use at the start of the day  
  • A Pencil Case to include:
    • Black and green Biros
    • Pencil
    • Pencil sharpener
    • Rubber
    • Colouring pencils
    • Ruler
    • Small pair of scissors (round ended)
    • Glue stick
    • 2 Highlighters (different colours)
    • Paint, paintbrush and 4B pencil for Art
    • 360° protractor
    • Compass
  • A scientific Calculator will be needed for Maths and Science - you are not allowed to use your phone calculator app
  • Headphones, only to be used in lessons if asked to by you teacher. As these headphones will be used during keyboard and Chromebook work, headphones should be wired (NOT Bluetooth enabled). These should have a small jack (3.5mm) but we will be able to provide adapters if necessary.

Timings of the School Day

All Students to be on site by 8.30 each day

Year 7 students:
  • Can meet on the Astroturf before tutor time
  • Go to the Dining Hall/LRC Quad at break
  • Go to the Dining Hall/DH Cov area at lunchtime
 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

Year 13

8.40 - 9.00

Tutor Time

Tutor Time

Tutor Time

Tutor Time

Tutor Time

Tutor Time

Tutor Time

9.00 - 10.00

P1

P1

P1

P1

P1

P1

P1

10.00 - 10.30

Break

LRC Quad

Break

MVHC

Break

DH Cov

P2

P2

P2

P2

10.30 - 11.00

P2

P2

P2

11.00 - 11.30

Break

MVHC

Break

DH Cov

Break

LRC Quad

Break

LRC Quad

11.30 - 12.30

P3

P3

P3

P3

P3

P3

P3

12.30 - 1.00

Lunch

DH Cov

Lunch

LRC Quad

Lunch

MVHC

P4

P4

P4

P4

1.00 - 1.30

P4

P4

P4

1.30 - 2.00

Lunch

DH Cov

Lunch

MVHC

Lunch

LRC Quad

Lunch

LRC Quad

2.00 - 3.00

P5

P5

P5

P5

P5

P5

P5

All year groups have access to the Dining Hall at break and lunch and then should go to their designated areas.

MVHC - Modular Village Hard Court,  DH Cov - Dining Hall Covered Area,  LRC Quad - Learning Resource Centre Quad

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions

Answers

On Induction days what do I wear?

Wear a T-shirt in your house colour and your primary school trousers or skirt with school socks and trainers. You will be doing some PE but will not be getting changed.  If it is wet, please bring a coat.

The house colours are: blue for Ascott, red for Claydon, green for Halton and yellow for Waddesdon.

On induction days what do I bring?

  • Pencil case with your usual equipment
  • Water bottle
  • Packed Lunch & snack
  • Face covering
  • Hand sanitiser

On my first day in September, what do I need to bring?

  • Wear your full school uniform
  • Pencil case and rucksack/bag. 
  • You DO NOT need your PE kit on the first day in September
  • You will receive your Chromebook on your first day

How do I get a locker?

In your induction pack there is a link to the locker company that we use.  You apply for a locker using their website. The company will send you a key and a specific locker to use.  This locker will be in easy reach for you and you will be shown where to find it.

What do I put into a locker?

Some students store books and PE kit in their lockers so that they don’t have to carry everything around with them.  Please do not store food in your lockers otherwise it can go off and become smelly!

Where do I store my musical instrument?

At the beginning of the day you head to the music department where there is a designated cupboard for you to keep your musical instrument safely. You can keep it there until you have your lesson and then collect it from there at the end of the day to take home.

If I get lost around Tring School what do I do?

Don't worry, it is a big school but within a couple of weeks you will know your way around.  If you are lost ask any member of staff or a student to help you.  Also, there is always a member of staff at the School Reception and in the Learning Resource Centre.

Do I get a homework planner?

No.  All homework tasks will be placed on ‘Go 4 Schools’.  You and your parents/carers will have login details for this.

When do I get my Chromebook?

On the first day in September the IT team, Mr Lickfold and Mr Barlow will issue you your Chromebook and will get you up and running.  Then you can take it home along with your charger.  You must charge it every evening and bring it into school every day. If you are borrowing a school Chromebook then you can talk to your tutor and they will show you where to go to collect and return one.

What happens if I need to go to the toilet in the middle of a lesson?

Put your hand up and let the teacher know.  If you’re really desperate then they will let you go but we encourage you to use the toilets before school, break and lunchtimes and after school.

What happens if my thumbprint doesn’t work with the scanner in the dining room?

The operator of the till will note your name and will manually deduct your account. You will still be allowed to take your lunch.

Am I allowed to bring my mobile phone? Yes, but it should not be seen between 8.30am and 3.00pm.  Your phone will be confiscated if it is seen between these times.

What do I do if I’m unhappy or uncertain about anything?

If you’re uncertain about any of your classwork then please see that teacher and they will help you.  If it is anything else then see your tutor as soon as you can and they will help you.

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Year 6 into 7 BIG WORD List 28th Jun 2021 Download
Suggested Reading list for 2021 28th Jun 2021 Download
Reading Handbook 2021 28th Jun 2021 Download
Year 7 Parents' Guide 28th Jun 2021 Download
Top Ten Tips for September 2021 29th Jun 2021 Download
Stationery Kit List 29th Jun 2021 Download
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