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Year 6 to 7

If you are a prospective parent please see the Years 5 and 6 Information page.

Information evening for year 7 students joining us in September 2024  for parents/carers and students will be on Thursday 4th July in the main hall. The evening will be split into two sessions due to capacity in the hall. You will receive an email after half term confirming which session you need to attend.
New year 7 induction day will be on Friday 5th July. This will be an opportunity for students to spend the day at Archway, getting to know the school and meeting the rest of the cohort. Exact timings of the day will be included in the email after half term.

This is a very important year for you as you move from primary school to become an Archway student. We are sure that you will enjoy your time at Archway School and we trust that you will choose to stay with us all the way through to Sixth Form where you will have the chance to follow hundreds of students who have gone before you to achieve great things in life.

To find out what you will study in Key Stage 3 follow the Curriculum link and you can discover more detail about your learning, not only in Year 7 but in Years 8 & 9 too! 

More information about your transition to Archway will be added to this page between now and September. Do keep checking for updates.

To help you start planning for Y7 we have included links to an equipment list and a uniform list on this page. Uniform is available from Bateman’s Sports in Stroud ( and online orders are currently being taken.

The Year 7 Transition Team

The Year 7 Transition Team manages your transfer from primary schools to Archway. Everyone in the team is here to help you settle quickly into the Archway Community and ready to support you to make a smooth transition to secondary school.

Support does not end when you join us in September. If you have any worries or concerns once you are in Year 7, just ask one of the team and they will be ready to give you the help you need.

Mrs Chapman

Mrs Harrell

Ms Dawson

Your Tutor

If you have any questions about your transition, please contact The Year 7 Transition Team, either via the main school number (01453 763242) or by email:  

Frequently asked Questions

How many students are in each tutor group?

There are usually between 25 and 30 students in each tutor group.

Will I have all my lessons with my tutor group?

You will have most lessons with your tutor group; you will be taught in sets for Maths (after Term 1), Design Technology and PE

Will I be in a tutor group with my best friend?

We cannot guarantee this, but we do make sure that there will be someone you know from your primary school in your tutor group.

What time does school start?

You should be in school in good time for the warning bell at 8.40am. Registration begins at 8.45am

How many lessons will I have in a day?

At Archway we have 5 one-hour lessons each day.

Will I have a timetable for my lessons?

Yes. We follow a two-week timetable and you receive your copy on your first day in September

Will we have homework?

Yes. You will have homework and you access it from the online homework platform called Satchel:One. We will show you how to do this on your first day in Year 7

Do I need to bring my PE kit on my first day?

No, You do not need to bring your PE kit on the first day. Have it ready though, as you will need it for your first timetabled PE lesson.

Who can help me if I need help or am worried?

You can ask your class teacher if you need help with your work. If you need help finding your way around the school, Student Services will give you directions. Any other worries or concerns can be discussed with your tutor or with Ms Dawson, our Learning Mentor.

Do you have lockers?

Yes. There are lockers available for those Year 7 students who would like to have one.

Can I join an after school club?

Yes. We have a wide variety of clubs for you to join ranging from sports clubs to Art, Music, Drama and Science clubs.

Can I bring a mobile phone to school?

Yes, you can. You must make sure that it is switched off and in your bag when you are on school premises