Transition to Stocksbridge High School

Parents/carers of students currently in Y6 will receive an allocation for their child to join Stocksbridge High School as a Year 7 student in September.

We would like to extend our welcome to both parents/carers and to new students.

We will be gathering lots of information from the children’s current school with regards to ability, approach to learning, behaviour and any medical needs.  If there is anything in particular parents/carers would like to raise in addition to this, please make sure that you contact Mrs Drayson (Assistant Head) or speak to your child’s Head of House at welcome evening as detailed below.

There are various opportunities that have been organised in the summer term to ensure that students are fully prepared to start at Stocksbridge High School in September.  Please can we ask that parents/carers and students make every effort to attend, as these events have been structured to give support to both you as parents/carers and Y6 students.

Monday 18 June 2018 – Students from Stocksbridge Junior School attend for the whole school day.

Wednesday 20 June 2018 – Students from St Anns and out of area schools (excluding Greengate Lane)

Wednesday 27 June 2018 – Students from Deepcar and Greengate Lane

Thursday 28 June 2018 – Welcome evening (6pm to 8pm) (students and parents are welcome to attend to meet their House Managers and Head of House

Please see below the amended arrangements for Welcome Evening on Thursday 28 June 2018, the evening will now start from 5.00 pm (doors opening) for a 5.30 (prompt) start in the Hall with the Headteacher speaking to students and parents.  The earlier time will allow families to leave and watch the final group England football match that evening.


5.30 pm   – Headteacher introduction to students and parents (School Hall)

5.45 pm to 6.15 pm  – Students are allocated their house and form and meet with their respective Head of House and House Manager

Parents remain in the hall with the Headteacher

6.15 pm  – Parents meet back up with their children

6.30 pm  – Evening concludes


Wednesday 4 July 2018 – Uniform evening (5pm to 7.30) (uniform will be on sale from our uniform provider – Pinders Schoolwear


These events include:

  • Biometric evening – Biometrics is the cashless system we operate in school for school meals and ICT printer credits. It involves taking student’s fingerprint to allow them to access these services from September.
  • Uniform evening – This is an opportunity for Y6 students to try on our school uniform for sizing etc.  The company who supply our uniform, Pinders Schoolwear, will be bringing various items of uniform to purchase on the evening.  Pinders Schoolwear request you purchase uniform on the evening by cash only.
  • Transition days (students will need to be in school from 8.30am and will stay until 3pm). Students are to wear their normal junior school uniform.  Students will require drinks bottle, either a packed lunch or sufficient money to purchase food from the canteen.   Out of area students will also require money for the school bus.  Students entitled to a free school meal will be provided with one.
  • Parents/Carers Welcome Evening – Students are also welcome to attend the evening to meet their allocated Head of House.

Useful documents and downloads

Getting Ready Stocksbridge High School

End of year exams letter 2018

School Uniform September 2018

Welcome Booklet 18-19