Information for Families

A BIG CHANGE….

Moving from primary to secondary is an exciting as well as a daunting time for your child. It is an important milestone and there are new expectations for your child to cope with regarding independent working and self-organisation. 

Being concerned about forming new friendships and settling into classes is normal. Some students cope with this change better than others. If your child finds things challenging, it is important that you do not over react but offer a sympathetic ear and advice, as children do settle into school surprisingly quickly. If you have any concerns that your child is finding things difficult then please do not hesitate to contact the school.

GETTING TO AND FROM SCHOOL….

Many children need support to become more independent and there are a number of key tasks that they must do:

You can support this by:

UNIFORM ISSUES….

You must make sure your child knows the school rules regarding uniform (including jewellery, make-up, hoodies and trainers). Help them to take responsibility by:

Our full uniform policy can be found on our website

BEING IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME….

Many children are concerned about coming to Herne Bay High School because it is a very large secondary school.  We aim to help ease this concern by guiding your child around the school and helping them to get used to life at their new school.

You can help by:

HOMEWORK, BOOKS AND EQUIPMENT….

Your child will need to be properly equipped for school, which includes a bag.

E-COMMUNICATION….

Please check the school website for upcoming events, policies and information about supporting your child. Please sign up to the My Ed app that provides parents with information on students’ attendance, behaviour and achievements. Please ensure the school has your current email address and mobile phone number as these are our primary methods of communicating information to families.

If you have any further questions regarding the transition to Herne Bay High School, please email year6@hernebayhigh.org

Presentation to Families June 2022
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Catching the Bus to School - Parent FAQs
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Year 6 Transition Letter - June 2022
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