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19/07/19

Retweetd From Anna-Devi Nagtalon

My young people are so talented!!! Every so often they gift me with beautiful things like this! My YP said 'Miss! I drew you!' 😍 Isn't it amazing?! https://t.co/dt6kpVl6pf

19/07/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

The winners of the 2019 sports day are ... 🔴 RAMANUJAN HOUSE 🔴 !!!!! Well done Mr Pope and all the staff and students associated with Ramanujan house. 👏🎉 https://t.co/24TYJYTIuP

19/07/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

The rain is not stopping sports day 2019 as every student is taking part in a packed day of sporting activity. What house will take home the Chobham academy sports day shield? Will Adichie defend their title? https://t.co/Mhvq4L7zA9

18/07/19

More Activities Day fun! https://t.co/b45yOQLM4u

18/07/19

Retweetd From Chobham Academy

Mr Samolis’s form with the luxury of a carriage to themselves enjoy reading on the train https://t.co/lh2D2D2l5k

18/07/19

Pupils were highly motivated to collect as much litter as possible. They were rewarded with ice cream for their hard work! https://t.co/bCXYkEDLUs

18/07/19

Chobham Academy pupils completing a highly rewarding Plastic Patrol to better understand our impact on the environment. https://t.co/kg1UwbIeUP

17/07/19

Students having a great time at the IWM! https://t.co/lkphPg07JK

17/07/19

Students enjoying The Clink Prison - Sean said that knowing how people were punished at that time made him more aware of the changes in humanitarian rights https://t.co/a84hUmDFx9

17/07/19

Stopping by the Extinction Rebellion protests en route to the Imperial War Museum https://t.co/NAZVZDrAUp

17/07/19

Bumping into Year 12 students (plus Junior) exploring the Japanese gardens https://t.co/H9nEZJUSHi

17/07/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Ramble and a spot of lunch https://t.co/YpVvSH20sO

17/07/19

Retweetd From National Trust

The perfect day :)

17/07/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Up close with the locals https://t.co/B8r92XXHKc

17/07/19

As part of activities day students are visiting Tower Bridge, learning about the history of the bridge and sitting on the glass floor! https://t.co/hZB6RA1cRV

17/07/19

Museum of Brands Trip https://t.co/O6rWYa5WI6

17/07/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Golf has begun with 15 lucky students https://t.co/UB5eOOWq0q

17/07/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Nice swing!! https://t.co/bu1xgIesvN

16/07/19

Retweetd From Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

We’re very proud to have been awarded the Green Flag Award for our sixth consecutive year! 🎉 It would not have been possible without the hard work of everyone who keeps the Park excellently maintained and looking beautiful! 🙌 https://t.co/FBc9IX3wwC

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Transition

Transition from primary to secondary school

You may well be reading this page because you are a Year 6 student or the parent/carer of a Year 6 student.  If so, you are very welcome.  We hope the information below will be useful and reassuring to you.  If having read it you still have questions or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact our Head of Year 7.

The move from primary to secondary school is a major event in young people’s lives and needs to be carefully managed.  Both children themselves and their parents and carers can feel anxious or lonely at this important time.  Our job at Chobham is to make the transition as secure and well organized as possible for all involved.  In doing this we have the big advantage of being an all through school.  This means that going on for half of our Year 7 students have moved up from Year 6 here in Chobham’s primary phase.  Whilst this does not necessarily make the transition to secondary easy for these children, it certainly makes it more manageable as they already know lots of people and understand quite a bit about how the school works.

We know that children can worry about starting secondary school.  Common concerns include:

  • Getting to and from school
  • Making sure they have the right books and equipment
  • Knowing who to go to if they have a problem
  • Getting lost in the school buildings
  • Making friends
  • Being bullied
  • Homework
  • Finding work too difficult
  • Getting into trouble

At Chobham, we are very alert to all of these potential concerns and ready to address them.  Our Year 7 induction system helps all new students to settle into Chobham quickly.  Form tutors and teachers get to know students as individuals very quickly and we also encourage students to get to know one another.  Above all, Chobham is a friendly and understanding place where staff understand that new students may take a little while to settle in and get used to all of the new systems and responsibilities which secondary school brings.

There are also valuable things that parents can do to children feel more comfortable in their first days of Year 7.  Here are a few suggestions:

  1. If your child is new to Chobham, practice the journey with them in the summer holidays
  2. Help your child into the routine of getting ready for school the night before.  Before their first day, ensure all is packed and prepared and that they get to bed early
  3. Ensure that your child is on time to school and that they do not miss any learning time through lateness
  4. Remind your child that if they have a problem of any kind then they must tell a member of staff.  Explain to your child that everyone in Year 7 is in the same situation, they are not alone.
  5. Check your child’s planner at the end of each day to help them organize their homework.   If your child is regularly spending more than one hour each night on homework then please let their tutor know through their planner
  6. Reassure your child that if they follow the school rules and behave sensibly then they will not get into trouble
  7. Have a chat with your child at the end of each day.  Ask them about what they learned at school
  8. Encourage your child to ask questions whenever they do not understand something
  9. Tell your child that all of the staff at Chobham Academy are here to help them and want them to be happy and to succeed here