Welcome to Westborough High School

Dear future year 7 students and parents/carers,

Firstly, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to you from all of the staff at Westborough High School. The transition from primary to secondary school can be both an exciting and anxious process for any young person – we feel that preparation is the key to a smooth transition.

In light of the recent government announcement, we regret to inform you that transition day will no longer take place on Tuesday 6th July. However, our aim now is to host transition days for the Westborough class of 2021/22 during the first week of the next academic year. Students will experience a ‘snapshot’ of the Westborough way of learning and be given the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the school, staff and classmates.

In the meantime, please take a few moments to explore the transition website and find out more about Westborough and how your child can ensure they get off to the best possible start in September. If you have any queries or concerns regarding transition day or joining us in September, please feel free to get in touch via the following email: transition@w-h-s.org.uk.

Mr Rushworth
Progress Leader – Year 7&8

Welcome
Virtual Tour

Important Documents

Transition Day

In light of the recent government announcement, we regret to inform you that transition day will no longer take place on Tuesday 6th July. However, our aim now is to host transition days for the Westborough class of 2021/22 at the start of the academic year in September.

Information

Breakfast Club: Our breakfast club is open to all students, from 7:30am Monday-Friday. We offer food and drink (all free of charge) in addition to a range of exciting activities.

Free School Meals: If your child is entitled to free school meals, please click here.

My Checklist for September

Uniform

Westborough High School uniforms and PE kit can now be purchased online at the Smart Schoolwear Centre.

For further details regarding uniforms and PE kit, please read the School Uniform Guide

SEN

At Westborough High School we understand that any change can be difficult. Our SEN team are here to help make the journey from primary to secondary school go as smoothly as possible. If your child has SEND (special education needs or disability) and you have any concerns; please email our SENCO at clong@w-h-s.org.uk.

Get an adult to help you print off and use the Transition Pack to become familiar with your new school.

FAQs

Transition day will take place at Westborough High School on Tuesday 7th September. The purpose of transition day is to help pupils familiarise themselves with the school, staff, peers and settle any ‘first day nerves’.

Year 7 pupils will experience a range of exciting lessons and spend time getting to know their new classmates.

All Westborough pupils are expected to wear full uniform (see ‘uniform’ section for further details), a school bag large enough for an A4 folder, PE kit, pencil case, x2 black pens, pencil, ruler, rubber and sharpener. Student planners and timetables will be provided shortly after the start of the academic year.

Details of the school day are outlined in the ‘information’ section. Pupils are expected to arrive to school no later than 8:20am, ready for a registration at 8:30am. The start time for transition day will also be 8:30am.

Breakfast Club is open to any pupils arriving between 7:30-8:20am.

All pupils must enter school via the main entrance on Stockhill Street, before and after school. If you are dropping off your child by car, please avoid parking on the yellow road markings.

We use a cashless payment system at Westborough (see school guide for further information), which will be set up for your child in the first week of school. If your child is entitled to free school meals, please see the ‘information’ section for further details on how to apply.

You can purchase the Westborough uniform and PE kit online: Smart Schoolwear Centre

We recommend ordering as soon as possible to ensure your child is ready for the new academic year.

Mobile phones are banned at Westborough High School for several reasons (e.g. safeguarding, distraction from learning). Mobile phones will be confiscated by a member of staff and returned at the end of term. If your child needs to make an important phone call (e.g. travel arrangements), they will be able to do so in student services.

All Kirklees schools require pupils to attend school every day during term time. We strongly discourage parents/carers from making any arrangements that will impact on their child’s attendance, as this will have a detrimental impact on their academic progress. Kirklees also maintain the right to sanction fixed penalty notices for any unauthorised leaves of absence.

Outstanding attendance is important for your child to achieve their full potential. If your child is unable to attend due to illness, please contact school no later than 8:45am, stating your child’s name and reason for absence. If your child is absent for 3 or more consecutive days, a member of staff may visit the family home for a brief welfare check. Tel: 01924 469549.

You can get in touch by sending an email to transition@w-h-s.org.uk. A member of staff will respond as soon as possible.

Contact Westborough High School

Thank you for viewing our transition information, we hope to see you at Westborough in the future. If you have any questions please contact Mr O Rushworth Year 7 Transition & Progress Leader, email: transition@w-h-s.org.uk.