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Year 6 to 7

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

Information evening: Thursday 30 June

Surnames A-K 6:00pm in the main hall

Surnames L-Z  6.40pm in the main hall

We are delighted that you have been offered a place at Archway School and we look forward to welcoming you as a student here in September.

2022 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.


Getting to know your way around your new school is an important part of settling to life at secondary school. Take a look at our virtual tour of the school to familiarise yourself with your new surroundings.

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.

We are inviting you all to take part in our exciting Transition Challenges. There will be one each month between now and September. We are really looking forward to seeing your entries.

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

Mrs Weaver

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: 

English Summer Project

Cider with Rosie Summer Project


Transition Challenges

We invite Year 6 students who will be joining Archway in September 2022 to take part in our Transition Challenges. Attempting these challenges will help them to find out more about Archway and what it is like to be a student here.

Keep checking this page to see each new challenge. 

Transition Challenge 1

Click on the link below to complete the quiz about Archway School.  All the answers are either on this page or on one of the links at the left of this page. When you have all your answers, submit your form.  There will be prizes in September for those who take part.

Unfortunately due to a technical error we are aware that the automated marking of this challenge is inaccurate.

Transition Challenge 2

Archway Acrostic Poem

Using information from the Archway website, write and acrostic poem about Archway School. When you have completed your poem, send it to: There will be prizes in September for the best entries.

This could be about: New subjects, your expections, the school day.

In an acrostic poem, the first letter of each line spells a word. The word is the subject of the poem. The following link will explain and show you what an acrostic poem looks like:

Transition Challenge 3

This challenge is a History task. Please read the instructions on the slides and when you have completed your entry send it by e-mail to the address: 

If you cannot send an e-mail, you can post your entry to the Year 7 Transition Team at Archway School.

Click here for the History task

Transition Challenge 4

Complete the task set by our Maths department. Fill in your answers on the attached sheet and return it to our Competitions email address:

Good Luck!

Click here for the Maths task

Transition Challenge 5

Try to complete this Drama challenge.

Write the opening dialogue (around 30 secs) to a stage play around a Zookeeper describing the different types of animals they keep.


Perhaps the Zookeeper could be showing the audience his favourite animals. Or maybe even pointing out the naughty animals and telling us about the tricks they get up to!

Things to include:

  • Introduce yourself and the animals
  • Use descriptive language to describe the animals.
  • Stage directions, so that you know when to move and what you are doing.

Send your finished work to school to the competition email address:

There may even be an opportunity to perform your work in your Drama lessons in September.

Transition Challenge 6

This is a task set by our Careers department. Click on the link below and complete the task.

Click here

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 Mrs Weaver, 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