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Year 6 Transition to The Burgate

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We are delighted that your child will be joining us

in Year 7 in September.


Over the coming weeks we will be uploading lots of information to this page to help our new students with the transition to our school including welcome videos and activities to help them to familiarise themselves with their new teachers, the school site and many other aspects of Burgate life. Please check back regularly to view new content and any updates.


This page also contains all of the information that parents need - but if we have missed anything or you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us via:

Key Information For Parents

Local Eductation Authorities notify parents of main round Year 7 school places on 1 March.


If you have been allocated a place at the Burgate School you will receive a welcome letter from our Headteacher, Mr Pover, shortly after this date. You will also shortly receive an email from us inviting you to enrol your child at The Burgate School via our online admissions portal. This email will be sent to the email address that you included on your child's application.

Within this email you will be sent login details. Once you receive these details we ask that you please  complete enrolment for your child as soon as possible as the information you provide helps us with our planning to ensure all our new students have the individual support they may need.

Please click here to view our Parent Transition Guide which offers key information, checklists and answers to questions our parents have asked over the years.

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OUR New Students

Induction Day 2023: Friday 7 July 2023

Followed by an informal parent welcome evening at 15:30 - 16:30


 Our new Year 7 students should arrive by 08:30 for registration at 08:35 in their own current school uniform - no PE kit is needed on this day. We provide our new students with a snack and drink at break time and a picnic lunch. The day is spent enjoying fun taster lessons and exploring the school. The school day will finish at 3pm when we will help those who have indicated they will be travelling by bus to board the correct service or parents can collect from this time.


Travel will only be available on the B1-B6 or 763 and parents must have notified us on the induction day registration forms submitted earlier this year. Travel on these routes will be free. We do expect parents to assist their child with boarding the correct bus route in the morning and in the afternoon we will help students on to the bus route indicated on induction day registration forms. 


Bus transport for Year 6 students will not be possible on any of our other Burgate Bus routes on this date. 

It is the responsibility of parents to let the the school know of any changes to the information they submitted when registering your child to come to this event before the date, particularly regarding how your child will be collected on this day, any medical, SEND or dietary changes.

Key Dates

Friday 9 June - Coffee Morning Questions with Ms Mann, Head of Year 7 and Mrs Becher, Assistant Headteacher 9-10am

Friday 7 July - Induction Day 08:30 - 15:00 followed by informal parent welcome evening at 15:30

Last week in July - Salisbury Reds bus tickets for the new academic year can be purchased

via their website/App. 

1 August - Cut-off date for ordering school uniform for delivery by the start of term

4 September 2023 - First Day of School

17 October 2023 - Meet the Tutor Tuesday

2 & 3 November 2023 - Student Team Building Day 

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