On both days children should wear their primary school uniform (jumpers are not necessary) - polo shirt or school dresses are fine . Please wear TRAINERS as some groups will be doing PE. Wear or bring sun cream to apply and a hat for break and lunch.
The taster days are a compulsory part of the transition process. Students will experience a mixture of lessons and activities with different teachers for each lesson and moving with the rest of the school on the bell.
If your child is ill and cannot attend, please telephone to inform us on 01684 292152 before 9.00am
They should arrive in time for 8.30am and report to the Central Tennis courts on both days. Staff and student helpers will be there to greet them.
They should bring a bag with pen/writing materials.
Lunch: Children will need snacks for break and a packed lunch and due to the warm weather they must have a drink in a refillable bottle. No fizzy drinks. There will be no access to the canteen. We will provide a meal for any students who are in receipt of free school meals.
Children are allowed to bring a mobile phone – but it is their responsibility. Phones must stay in bags at all times on silent. Y6s will not be allowed to have their phones out at lunchtime as we want them to socialise and talk to each other.
Please bring earphones/headphones as there will be some sessions in the computer suite that require sound.
The taster days are a great opportunity for children to get used to making their way to and from Tewkesbury School. If your child is cycling they will need to bring a lock for the bike sheds. The main car park can become very busy before and after school, please bear this in mind. I am sure your child would rather walk and meet you at an agreed point, and would definitely not want you waiting outside reception to collect! Children who live on the village bus routes are able to travel on the school transport coaches.
Our school day ends at 3.25pm.
Uniform and equipment:
At the end of the second taster day on Tuesday 10 July from 3.30-6.30pm our Finance Office will be open. The finance office is located at the Sports Hall entrance to the school. We will be selling calculators and filled pencil cases with stationery.Nearly new uniform will also be on display to buy (cash only) and we have a small stock of ties on sale at £6 each. The current stock of nearly new uniform can be viewed here
Please can you also remind parents about completing their admission forms and handing back to their primary school by 13 July (we appreciate that some families will have only just received this today).
If you have any queries, please contact the school directly.
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