Becoming a Student at Highgate Wood School
Arrangements for receiving Year 6 pupils begins at the start of the year, with our Open Evening in October – which is followed by several Open Mornings when parents, carers and prospective students can see the school in action. In the weeks and months that follow, Highgate Wood School’s transition team visit all our local primary schools, talking to pupils regarding starting as HWS, as well as gathering information from their current teachers.
During the summer term we hold a Parents’ Evening for new parents and a transition day for the Year 6 pupils who will join us in September. For those students who join us during the course of the school year, they will be supported in their move to the school by their Head of House. During September, our PSA funds a Year 7 Team Building Day hosted by The Problem Solving Company. Year 7 students are given the opportunity to develop and build new friendships, improve their thinking and problem solving skills, and work better as a team. Pastoral Review Day happens in December. This is a more formal day where parents\carers and their children have an individual appointment with their form tutor to review how things are going, and what the first half-term has been like. This allows us to ensure that all Year 7 students have settled in well, are enjoying school and working hard.