Year 6 FAQs

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FAQ 1 - What if I get lost?

All the adults and other children in school know that you are new and are looking out for you. If you look lost or worried someone will offer to help. You will move around school with other new students in Year 7 and you will all help each other. You will all have a Planner with a map inside.You will have at least one tour of the school with your tutor before you have to find your way around. After the first 2 weeks, you will know where all your classrooms and other important places are – promise!

FAQ 2 - What if I’m not with my friends?

You will be with at least one friend from your Primary School in your form and there will be more familiar faces in your classes. You will see other Year 7s at break and lunchtime too.

FAQ 3 - What will happen on my first day?

At the moment, we are not sure of how our first meeting will happen this year. We will stay in touch with you and your families to make sure that you know what date and time you should come to school. You will certainly have time with your form tutor to make sure that you have all the information you need before lessons start.

FAQ 4 - What time does school start?

School starts with the Lesson 1 register at 8.50. It’s a good idea to arrive in plenty of time and make your way towards your first lesson when the first bell rings at 8.45.

FAQ 5 - What if I’m late to a lesson?

Make sure you apologise and then settle in quietly. Always try your best to be on time to lessons. You might be a little late whilst you are still finding your way around and your teachers will understand this.

FAQ 6 - What if I forget my homework/equipment for a lesson?

At secondary school, you will get used to a lot of different lessons, teachers, books, pieces of paper, etc. Forgetting something now and again can happen to anyone. If you forget something, let your teacher know politely at the beginning of the lesson. Offer to hand in homework the following day. If you are struggling with organisation, talk to your form tutor and ask for help.

FAQ 7 - What do I have to wear for school?

Make sure that you check the uniform rules on the website with your family before buying your uniform. You will find out which House you are in in the middle of June. The School Shop provides Belvidere uniform. Key things to remember: Skirts and trousers must be smart and comfortable, NOT too short or tight. You must wear smart, black school shoes NOT trainers or any shoes with visible branding. You are not allowed to wear any make-up for school.

FAQ 8 - Can I use my mobile phone at school?

No. Your phone must be switched off in your bag between the first bell in the morning and when you leave the school buildings at the end of the day. If you need to contact home urgently during the day, reception staff will help you.

FAQ 9 - What if another student is unkind to me?

If another student’s behaviour makes you feel unhappy at school, you must let an adult know so that they can help you deal with the problem. Your form tutor is a good person to talk to.

Applications for admission to Belvidere School

All applications to join Belvidere School should be made through:

Schools Admissions Team
Shropshire Council
Learning and Skills
Abbey Foregate

E mail :
Tel : 0345 6789 008

Information about the Admissions process, including online applications, can be obtained from the Shropshire Council website

Admissions - Key Dates

Key Dates: for 2020-21 Entry
  • Monday 7th October 2019, Belvidere Open Evening, 6.30 - 8.30 pm.
  • Tuesday 8th October - Friday 11th October, Open Week (tours arranged by appointment)
  • 31st October 2020,  Closing date for applications to Shropshire Council.
  • 1st March 2021, offers of places made to Parents/Carers by Shropshire Council.

At Belvidere we place huge importance on a smooth and effective transition from primary to secondary school. We pride ourselves on the personal approach that we take to this vital preparation for the start of your child’s journey through our school.

To Parents & Carers of Year 6 students

I am sure that you will appreciate that, due to the current school closures, we cannot yet confirm any transition meeting dates or taster sessions but will continue to communicate through your child’s Primary school and this website, please continue to check for updates. Rest assured that we are communicating with staff at your child’s Primary School to ensure that we have all the necessary information for September 2020.

In addition, by FRIDAY 5th June, please help your child to complete the questionnaire that has been sent to you from their primary school. If you have not received this please email using the address below.

Mrs Davis, Assistant Headteacher (Pastoral)

For more information please take a look at our Admissons Booklet

Year 6 History Booklet

Year 6 PE Booklet

Year 6 Technology Booklet

Be Awesome Go Big!

Below is a site with a selection of resources designed to help Year 6 students and parents with the transition from primary school to secondary. 

For Students Click Here...

For Parents Click Here... 
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Belvidere Transition 2020 Video

Belvideres 2020 Transition Image

Drop in Sessions

We also have a weekly drop-in session based in Room 7. Here KS3 students, who may feel more comfortable talking to our peer mentors, can drop in for a chat over any worries/concerns.

Friendship Group

We have a lunchtime friendship group in our Personalised Learning Centre to assist those Year 7s who have found the transition more difficult than others.

It offers them a place to meet new friends through game playing and problem solving.

Mrs Davies and a team of Year 11 Prefects are on hand to talk to and make the students feel welcome