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Year 6 Transition to The Burgate

Key Dates and Information - main round offers 2024

  • 1 March: Local Eductation Authorities notify parents of main round Year 7 school places

  • 1- 5 March: Headteacher welcome letter is sent to parents of successful Burgateapplicants

  • 1-5 March: Email is sent to the parent who completed the application inviting them to enrol their child with us via our online admissions platform, Applicca. (Parents may need to check junk emails for this.)

  • 31 March: Deadline for parents to complete online enrolment via our admissions platform

  • 31 May: Hampshire School Transport application deadline for September 2024* 

  • Friday 7 June: Year 6 Parent Coffee Morning (Main Hall) 09:00 

  • Tuesday 2 July: Year 6 Parents Welcome Evening (Main Hall) 17:00

  • Wednesday 3 July: Year 6 Induction Day 08:30-15:00 (further details about this event will be sent to parents nearer the time)

  • Last week in July: Salisbury Reds bus tickets for the new academic year can be purchased via their website/App 

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

  • Tuesday 3 September 2024: First Day of School for Year 7 students

* We are unaware of the exact deadline date for Dorest School Transport applications but do advise residents to apply as soon as possible. 

Welcome to Team Burgate!

​We are delighted that your child will be joining us in September.  

Your child will now be getting ready to embark on a fantastic adventure with us that will be filled with

learning, laughter, friendship, and endless possibilities! As they approach their first day at secondary school, we’re here to help and ensure a smooth and successful leap into this next exciting phasof their education. 


We hope we have included everything you will need on this page but if we have missed anything, please don’t hesitate

to contact us via:

Please check back regularly to view any updates.

Parent and Student Induction Guides - Please click on the images below to view: 

Within these booklets we  hope we have included all the information you will need to help with the move from Year 6 to The Burgate.

If we have missed anything or you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to get in touch via:

Music Lessons:

We are fortunate to have an excellent staff of visiting teachers offering lessons on most instruments including Saxophone, Clarinet, Oboe, Flute, Strings, Brass, Guitars (incl. Bass), Drums, Piano, and Voice.  


We organise for students to receive 30 lessons across the school year, split into three termly blocks. Lessons last for 30 minutes and are either individual or group lessons, dependent on your preference. Lessons take place during the normal school day and timetables are rotated each week to reduce any impact on academic study.

Individual Lessons: One-of Annual payment £510 =  £17 per lesson or 3 termly payments made of £180 = £18 per lesson
Group lessons (subject to enough students and capacity to avoid mixed ability groupings)*   £333 = £11 per  lesson

All payments are to be made via the School Gateway in advance of the start the start of each term. Payment of one term is non-refundable.  New Year 7 Parents can create School Gateway Accounts from 1 September via our website.

*If you wish to choose group lessons please indicate when booking whether your child is currently a beginner, Grade 1, 2 etc so that groupings of similar ability can be timetabled. 


Note: All music lessons are an annual commitment. If students wish to cease lessons they should notify Mr Quinn via email by the end of the Autumn Term (December), otherwise lessons and payment are expected for the remainder of the academic year. 


The school heavily subsidises the cost of instrumental lessons and therefore expects a musical commitment from students in return. We have a wide range of musical ensembles rehearsing each week and will invite your son/daughter to make a commitment to an ensemble in September. 


Music lesson bookings for September 2024 must be made by Friday 5 July 2024.  


To book please click on the button below: 


Any questions about music lessons, please email Mr Quinn via:

Information about Induction Day -  Wednesday 3 July 2024:

We will send parents a link via email to register their child to come to induction day after Easter. 


Our new Year 7 students should arrive by 08:25 for registration at 08:30 in their own current primary 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 15:00 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 which will be sent to parents after Easter. 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 submitted when registering for their child to come to this event before the date, particularly regarding how the child will be collected on this date, any medical, SEND or dietary changes.

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