Year 6 - 7 Transition 2020

We will be updating this page with information relevant to students starting Year 7 at St Aloysius' College in September 2020.

Welcome Evening - Wednesday 20th May 2020

Thank you for attending our 'virtual' Welcome Evening on Wednesday 20th May 2020.

We hope that you found this presentation informative and learnt about all aspects of school life.

Please take some time to read through the below Welcome Booklet with your son. 

If you missed our Welcome Evening or wish to revisit the information presented, you can view our prerecorded presentation:

 

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1-2-1 Meetings with SLT - 10th, 17th, or 24th June 2020

In keeping with current Government and DFE guidance, these meetings will be virtual. You should have received an email with your allocated meeting time, date and access details.

These meetings are an opportunity for new students and their parents to meet a member of our Senior Leadership Team. We will take the opportunity to learn as much as we can about your son so that we can support him fully on his transition to secondary education.

We will be hosting the meetings using GoogleMeet. For those of you who are unfamiliar with GoogleMeet we have put together some further guidance to assist you in accessing your meeting:

If you are accessing the meeting via a phone or tablet device and do not have a current Google Account we have put together some further instructions on how to set this up:

Induction Day - Wednesday 8th July 2020

Due to current Government and DfE guidance we will not be able to invite our new students into St Aloysius' College for the Induction Day. Unfortunately this means we will not be able to meet you in person just yet, but instead we will be sharing virtual events with you so you can meet your pastoral team and get to know more about life at St Aloysius' College.

You will have received emails with direct links to watch a series of informative induction sessions including;

  • an assembly with Head of Year 7 Dr Ali Khan
  • a virtual tour
  • a presentation from his Form Tutor
  • an explanation of the transition work to be complete over the summer holiday

This event is a fantastic opportunity for new students to meet their Head of Year and Form Tutor whilst getting to know more about St Aloysius' College. Students will also be given important information about how to prepare for secondary school and their transition workbooks which are to be completed over the summer.

For your convenience, below are the links for each video that your son will need view:

  1. Head of Year Assembly and Introduction
  2. Tutor Sessions - The email sent to you on 7th July will tell you which form your son is in, he only needs to watch ONE of the following the videos according to which form group he is in:
  3. Virtual Tour
  4. Extra-Curricular Information Video

All of these sessions will be available to view on the school website over the coming months so that your son can watch them as many times as wishes. The information in the tutor session and virtual tour will help him in completing the Secondary Transition Booklet tasks and summer activities. Please encourage your son to complete all set works so that he can share this with his teachers in September. Your Secondary Transition packs were posted to you at the beginning of July and include a general Secondary Transition information booklet as well as summer work books for Mathematics, Science, English and Literacy. If you have not received these packs by post please email admissions@sta.islington.sch.uk by Friday 17th July to arrange for a new pack to be sent to you.

As this event will no longer be live or in person you can watch the sessions at a time convenient to you. We do ask that you watch all four videos by Friday 10th July so you understand how to complete your transition booklets and can email admissions@sta.islington.sch.uk with any questions before the summer break.

Free School Meals and Uniform Grant

Some secondary school students are entitled to free school meals. Free school meals will not be automatically carried over to secondary school, you must be apply through Islington Council.

To view the eligibility criteria and apply online please click here.

If your child is an Islington resident and eligible for free school meals, you will be eligible for the uniform grant as well. To apply for this you must fill in this Application Form and return it to the address stated at the top of the form.

It is important that all students eligible for Free School Meals apply and are registered as FSM entitled, even if they do not wish to make use of the free school meal. The school receives additional funding as part of the Pupil Premium Grant based on the number of students registered for FSM. This additional funding is vital in providing extra support to students and maximising their progress.