Frequently Asked Questions
Can I join my children on Transition Day on 4th July? No. Children can be dropped off by a member of their family in the back playground in the morning (at 9am). They then need to say goodbye, until they pick them up at the end of the day at 2:10pm
Do the children wear a uniform for Transition Day? No. For transition day all our new Year 7 students should come in their regular clothes. It is designed to be a fun day for them to get familiar with their new school.
Do I need to provide money for lunch on Transition Day? No. Our PSA traditionally fund the lunches for students on Transition Day, but it is also fine for children to bring in their own packed lunch if they wish. They should also all bring a bottle of water.
If my child can’t come to Transition Day is their an alternative date? Unfortunately not. But there is an additional opportunity for the new Year 7s to get to know the school on 5th September, when they have the school to themselves for the morning.
Where do I purchase school uniform from? All uniform items are available from School Colours Direct. You must have an account to be able to view the items. Please see this video for guidance. There is also a PSA Second hand uniform sale on Thursday 13th July at 3:30pm
What colour tie do I need to buy? The tie you need for the new Year 7 is listed as “SEPTEMBER 2023 STARTERS” and carries a purple strip. Ties do need to be purchased from School Colours. We have a very limited stock in school.
Where do I get a school lanyard from? School lanyards will be given to students on their first day in September
How do I know what House my child is in? This information was mailed out for Transition Day. If you need to double check please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What colour sportswear need I buy? Students at Highgate Wood School are in one of three Houses. H, I and G groups are in DaVinci House, A, T and E groups are in Seacole House and W, D and S groups are in Edison House. DaVinci is blue, Seacole is green and Edison is yellow. You will be told which House your child is in at the Parents’ Meeting at 6:30pm on Tuesday 4th July
Can uniform items be delivered and collected from the school over the summer? Yes. School colours will be delivering orders to the school through the summer holidays. We will alert you on this page when you will be able to come into school to collect the items you have ordered.
Where can I get more information? The welcome booklet, shown below and linked here should provide most of the information you need. You and your child will also receive lots of information on Transition Day and at the Transition Parents’ Meeting on 4th July. Later in July you will also receive an invite to have a brief meeting with a member of staff. This will be either virtual or face-to-face and will provide both parents\carers and children with an additional opportunity to ask questions.