Transition 2021

Welcome Year 6

We are delighted to welcome you to Oakbank School. We are extremely excited that your son/daughter will be joining our school in September and we cannot wait to meet the new cohort of Oakbank students.

Oakbank is a place where our students are at the heart of the school and as teachers we challenge all students to be the best versions of themselves. Oakbank offers every student the opportunity to display integrity, collaboration and excellence and is a school where our students are challenged to be ambitious and show perseverance. Most importantly Oakbank is a place where students thrive, and we are immensely proud of the achievements of all of our students.

As a school, we pride ourselves on educating the whole child and working closely with our local community. We are very much looking forward to working with you and your family to ensure you achieve your potential throughout your time at the school.

Mr Bertrand                                                       Mr Lant

Head Teacher                                                    Head of Year 7

 

Useful Information

  • School Tour video - See Primary Transition page
  • Information Booklet for parents (to follow)

 


Key dates table

Date

Transition Event

1st July

 

(Dependent upon Covid 19 restrictions easing on 21st June)

Welcome to Year 7 Evening

 

The transition team and members of the senior leadership team will be on hand to answer any questions; parents and students will have the opportunity to meet the Head of Year 7 and key members of staff.

7th July

Year 6 Transition Event

- Details to follow

26th July- 30th July

Summer School

 

This is run by Oakbank members of staff for year 7 students. This offers further opportunities to support them in the transition to Oakbank and will consist of academic activities and enrichment activities.

2nd September

First day of school

Year 7’s only

Welcome to Oakbank and Year 7

3rd September

Whole school Returns

 

Year 7 will be joined by the rest of the students at Oakbank.

 

Transition Days

Year 7 transition days are planned for Wednesday 23rd June and Thursday 24th June. Your son/daughter will be expected to arrive at Oakbank, in their current school uniform, by 8:50am on both days and the school day for them will finish at 2:40pm.

We will meet our new students in the staff car park before taking them into the Hall for an assembly.

For the transition days your son/daughter will need to bring a packed lunch and the following equipment on both days:

Blue or Black Pens, Pencils, Sharpener, Ruler, Glue stick, Eraser, Highlighters and Trainers (for PE activity)

You should have received a letter with this information and with a link for you to complete.

Welcome Evening

We would also like to invite you and your son/daughter to a welcome evening on Thursday 1st July 2021.  This event will run from 6-7pm and will consist of a welcome presentation from myself and the Head Teacher alongside the opportunity to ask questions, meet some other key members of staff and receive a tour of the school. 

You should again have received a letter with this information and with a link for you to complete if you wish to attend.

Summer School

Finally, we will be offering a week of summer school during the summer break. This week will be the week commencing 26th July and each day will start at 9am and finish at 3pm. This is an opportunity for your son/daughter to further acclimatise to the school, and participate in a range of academic and enrichment activities.

You should have received a letter with this information and with a link for you to complete if you are interested in your son/daughter attending summer school.


MAIN UNIFORM AND EQUIPMENT LIST:

Boys

Branded items to be purchased from Stevensons:

Jumper

Oakbank charcoal grey jumper with logo  

Tie

Oakbank tie with House colour stripes

Non-branded items which can be purchased from any retailer:

Trousers

Black, tailored style, full length and straight leg

Shirt

White, button up to the neck, with collar, cotton type, short or long sleeve

Shoes

Black, practical for school, no trainers

Socks

Black

Outdoor Coat

Plain

 

 

Girls

Branded items to be purchased from Stevensons:

Jumper

Oakbank charcoal grey jumper with logo

Tie

Oakbank tie with House colour stripes

Non-branded items which can be purchased from any retailer:

Skirt

Black, A-line or pleated, knee length (or just below)

Trousers

Black, tailored style, full length and straight leg

Shirt

White, button up to the neck, with collar, cotton type, short or long sleeve

Shoes

Black, low heeled, practical for school, not trainers

Socks/Tights

Black or white (ankle or knee length) socks or black tights

Outdoor Coat

Plain

NOT ACCEPTABLE:

  • No leggings or denim
  • No canvas shoes, plimsolls, boots, training shoes, shoes with logos or any contrasting colours
  • No hoodies
  • No additional piercings

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION KIT LIST:

Please note that items marked with * are compulsory for all students.

Boys

Branded items to be purchased from Stevensons:

Polo shirt *

Black and green, short sleeve

 

 

Non-branded items which can be purchased from any retailer:

Shorts *

Black, regular length, not long, no big logos or designs (option to purchase school black shorts with green stripe from Stevensons)                 

Games socks *

Black ¾ length

Optional base layer

Black, for cold weather

Trainers *

 

Football boots *

Studded for outdoor use

Shin pads *

 

Mouth guard *

 

 

 

Girls                                                                                              

Branded items to be purchased from Stevensons:

Polo shirt *

Black and green, short sleeve

 

 

Non-branded items which can be purchased from any retailer:

Skort /Shorts*

Black, regular length, no big logos or designs (option to purchase school black skort/shorts with green stripe from Stevensons)

Games socks *

Black ¾ length

Optional base layer

Black, for cold weather

Trainers *

 

Football boots *

Studded for outdoor use

Shin pads *

 

 

 

 

 

Jewellery

In general, jewellery is inappropriate at school and should not be worn. Students are allowed to wear a plain watch, and pierced ears may be protected by the wearing of a single stud in each ear lobe ONLY. Studs should be small and gold or silver-coloured only. For safety reasons, studs should be removed for PE and Games lessons. Other earrings and rings are not to be worn and other body piercings, such as nose studs, or piercings at the top of the ear are not allowed. Students will be asked to remove these immediately if they arrive at school wearing these items.

The following are not permitted:

  • make up;
  • haircuts of extreme fashion, e.g. no shaved heads less than grade 2, exaggerated stepped haircuts or unusual colours;
  • long, polished or decorated finger nails, including synthetic false nail
  • No sports leggings. Only tracksuit bottoms, shorts and skorts to be worn.

Personal Possessions

Personal possessions, including cycles, mobile phones and iPods, are not covered by the school’s insurance and students should exercise caution in what they bring to school. Where mobile phones are brought to school we will expect them to be turned off between 8.20am and 3.00pm. Students who cycle to school are advised to wear a suitable cycle helmet and must ensure that the bicycle is in a roadworthy condition with effective brakes and for dark mornings and nights, functioning lights.

***The wearing of school uniform while travelling to and from school and during the school day will be compulsory. Oakbank expects all students to take pride in themselves and their school and be clean and tidy in appearance at all times.***


Equipment List

Stationery:

  • Blue or Black Pens
  • Pencils
  • Sharpener
  • Ruler
  • Glue stick
  • Eraser
  • Protractor
  • Compass 
  • Highlighter

Other:

  • Scientific Calculator
  • French Pocket Dictionary
  • Reading book

P.E. & Games:

As well as the full PE uniform, your son/daughter needs to have the following:
 

  • Mouth guard - widely available from the majority of good sports shops and among other brands, Shock Doctor mouth guards are a popular ‘boil and bite’ option. They should come in their own case, which needs to be labelled clearly with your child’s name on it.
  • Shin pads and football boots - these will be required when the pupils play football, rugby and all 3G activity.
     
  • A black base layer (optional) - to wear underneath their PE kit as this will provide additional warmth and comfort during lessons in the colder months.
     
  • Trainers.