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23/04/19

Year 10 Prefects connecting with their mentors at Macfarlanes Law Firm https://t.co/2cZb2wYcDu

23/04/19

A big welcome back to all our students and staff!

23/04/19

Retweetd From 15billionebp

Welldone to for winning this year’s Challenge 🎉 The judges had a tough decision to make, with outstanding submissions from and as well ⭐️ https://t.co/cAdsGigghc

23/04/19

Retweetd From Activ8 Fitness Camp

Activ8 Kids relaunches on the 9th May at https://t.co/P6E4mFfgU1

05/04/19

Wishing all of our students and staff an enjoyable Easter holiday!

05/04/19

And to you too!

05/04/19

Please email Mr Wigington at b.wigington.org.uk, he is our Head of PE and I am sure he will be able to help. Many thanks

05/04/19

Retweetd From London Legacy

We've built four new schools to educate local children and support our growing population https://t.co/NCsoHxrshD

05/04/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Many thanks to for hosting a very entertaining game of football involving Booby Moore Academy & the year 7 football team. Well done to everybody who played 👏⚽️ https://t.co/OLpJk7QHke

05/04/19

Well done to the chobham Lendlease challenge group who won in the final on Wednesday, a fabulous design and presentation by all! https://t.co/dV5KxrH8dh

03/04/19

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Not a bad location for our Challenge finale today! Good luck to all of our participants ⭐️ https://t.co/cFvwcOq5gH

03/04/19

On their final day Year 12 geographers are analysing the data they collected yesterday at the coast. https://t.co/6m5CPhodIk

03/04/19

Thank you for addressing this, hopefully we can resolve it

02/04/19

Year 12 Geographers are looking at erosion on the North Norfolk coast and protection at Overstrand as part of their field course. https://t.co/UvotWk2Fhc

01/04/19

Year 12 Geographers have arrived in Cromer as part of the sixth form geography field trip https://t.co/2KY4X5SONm

01/04/19

Retweetd From 15billionebp

Our ‘women in aviation’ programme finale about to take off at amazing yacht hotel! 💫 🚤 can’t wait to watch the girls’ presentations! https://t.co/WL1Hv9xqxO

29/03/19

Retweetd From IQ London

Employees from have volunteered with Code Club at 's neighbours for the past 3 months and yesterday marked the last session of the programme. It's been hugely impressive to see the students taking on these new skills so effortlessly https://t.co/KiVa1Zeb78

29/03/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

The final stop for the year 8 students is a visit to the brand new strength and conditioning suite to participate in some fitness testing.🏋️‍♂️ https://t.co/mctChA7V1B

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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 organised 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, practise 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 organise 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