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09/12/19

We are currently experiencing some issues with our phone lines and are working hard to resolve this. Please email info for assistance with any issues

06/12/19

Some images from yesterday's boxing session with Fight for Peace. Students really enjoyed themselves! https://t.co/m3Z4TfOp7d

06/12/19

This week Year 10 GCSE Media students were invited to to learn more about the broadcasting world & careers. Students are studying on the . This was exciting & rewarding! https://t.co/wIZNsNLifo

06/12/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Well done to the year 8 & 10 boys football teams as they have both progressed to the quarter finals of the cup after wins against Harris Academy Ockendon & Harris Academy Rainham. Well done to all 👏⚽️ https://t.co/N5DafSX7qS

05/12/19

Retweetd From Harris Experience

Really exciting to launch the Harris Experience Advanced programme in Year 12 for our HUB 2 academies at tonight. I greatly look forward to working with you all throughout this year and the next! https://t.co/UPdUlMG402

04/12/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

If you want to , we will be in on Tues 21st Jan. We can answer your questions about our course, funding, eligibility, placements, and and anything else you need to know! Book tickets here. https://t.co/Zr5Ks3cPUb https://t.co/FS9kUW67Br

04/12/19

Retweetd From Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Don't forget, the Christmas lights are being turned on in tomorrow! 🎄 Special guests, East 17, will also be performing! 🙌 https://t.co/yxbYRh0w6Q

04/12/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Another massive achievement for the year 10 boys football team as they have now reached the last 32 of the English Schools FA cup after a 4-1 win against Windsor Boys school. Well done boys 👏⚽️ https://t.co/TJ6sykTIQD

04/12/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

The year 7 boys football team were in action this afternoon in their 2nd Newham League fixture. The boys battled hard and managed a 3-1 victory against Lister Community School. Well done to all 👏⚽️

02/12/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

With today being “No Pen Day” the year 13 CTEC Sport students focused on officiating football matches through the roles and responsibilities of the referee and assistant referee. ⚽️ https://t.co/4VwV9z8mA0

02/12/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

In addition to today’s success story, the year 10 boys football team travelled to St Matthews school in the London cup were they were victorious in a 5-3 win. This win takes the Chobham U/15 boys into the last 16 of the competition. 🙌👏⚽️ https://t.co/Etb73rhMmL

02/12/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

This afternoon the year 7 and 8 boys football teams visited Eastlea Community School for their first Newham league football fixtures of the year. The year 7’s battled hard in a 1-1 draw. Whilst, the year 8’s were triumphant in a 6-0 victory. ⚽️ https://t.co/kpXKahzefo

02/12/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

To round off a successful day, the u12s Girls Football team are into to round 2 of the ESFA after a 5-2 win against Oakland School!! https://t.co/RH42AgFlSe

02/12/19

Retweetd From Giselle Fitipaldi

Y9 students sorting positive and negative statements to debate in Spanish about their use of phones. yesterday at https://t.co/MmSQBbEnuE

02/12/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

To round off an unbeaten week of footballing fixtures for . The staff football team were victorious this afternoon in a 4-2 win against School 21 staff. ⚽️ Goal scorers: Mr Tem, Mr Bale, Mr Hone & Mr Mihaes. The unbeaten run continues. Who’s next?👀 https://t.co/fMRjm1bR6O

02/12/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Well done to 6th form football academy students Fama and Kieran in assisting to a 3-1 victory earlier this afternoon. 👏⚽️ https://t.co/D7RxMo7xpM

28/11/19

Retweetd From 15billionebp

Our amazing interns Meagan and James are leading our session at today, along with volunteer Claire and Y8 students from 💫 https://t.co/6daKAg15hi

28/11/19

Early pictures from No Pen Day at Chobham. Some great learning activities going on! https://t.co/3XAqBpMGo0

27/11/19

Retweetd From London Stadium Learning

Join our evening with and Philip Barker in Stratford Library on the 12th December 2019 https://t.co/kIWcTbOjP0

27/11/19

Enjoying an evening out on Friday at the Bridge Theatre to see an amazing, colourful and dynamic production of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe https://t.co/htN8Xs3VAU

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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