Year 6 Overview

Hello Y6 students and welcome to Up Holland High!

We are really looking forward to having you join us here in September.

You can find out lots of information about our school through the different links here and we recommend that your parent / carer visit this page regularly to get the latest updates, as well as following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

We plan to see you here at Up Holland during the Summer Term to give you opportunity to see the school, meet key members of staff and make new friends. We will send out more information about this as soon as we are able to confirm dates.

In addition, during the next two months Mrs Farren (Transition Lead), Ms Potter (SENCo) and Mrs Carty (Pastoral Manager Y7) hope to come out to your primary school to meet you and find out all we need to know about you, in order to make your move to Up Holland a happy and smooth one.

In the meantime, if you or your parents have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs Farren at c.farren@upholland.lancs.sch.uk


Transition organisation 2021

Transition Booklet 2021

New Intake Evening Headteacher's Presentation

Starting high school is an exciting time and we know that you will have lots of questions. Do check in on our website each week as we add more of your Frequently Asked Questions

Personal Development Groups

All Year 7 students are placed in a Personal Development group and there are 7 groups in total. Students spend the first 25 minutes of every morning with their Personal Development group and each day has a different focus – Communication, PiXL Edge, Reading, PSHE and Assembly. We try to ensure a mix of boys and girls from a number of primary schools as well as some familiar faces. These groups are NOT ability-based and we use the information we receive from primary schools to group students; however, sometimes we may have a smaller group where we are aware of attendance issues and the Personal Development Tutor works closely with those students to overcome any potential barriers and improve attendance.

Teaching Groups

Year 7 students are placed in sets for Maths and Science, and also for English which then determines their sets for History, Geography, Religious Studies, Spanish and Computing. These sets are based on the information that we receive from the primary school; however we also carry out our own baseline testing during the first half-term (including CATs) and teaching groups may change as a result of these.

Please click here to find out about our uniform.

Please click here to find out about the bus routes and other travel information.

Please click here to find out the timings of our school day.

Please click here to find out the term dates.

Equipment

Students are expected to have the following equipment:

Two pens (blue or black Biro)

Purple pen (Biro)

Two pencils

Pencil sharpener

Eraser

Ruler- 30cm (marked in mms and cms)

Protractor

Compass

Scientific calculator

Glue stick

Whiteboard pen

Highlighter

We also recommend that students have:

A compact English dictionary

A mini whiteboard

Set of coloured pencils (felt tips are not recommended


Parent Letters

Calendar