Year 6 – entrance to Year 7 in September 2024

Welcome to those joining Year 7 in September 2024 

We will keep this page up to date with all the information you need on transition – please do check that you have seen all the information below!

A welcome letter from our Headmistress Mrs Forster.

Admissions form here.

Parent Information booklet here

Student Information booklet here  Students, please have a really good look at this – it will answer a lot of your questions!

In order to try to save parents money on uniform we have an Affordable Uniform Policy here, which explains which items are necessary and which are optional.  You can buy some items from local suppliers rather than the AHS branded items as long as the items are the correct style. Our online Uniform supplier is SWI Schoolwear – please see their guide to Online Ordering. Once you have set up an account, you will be taken to the AHS uniform page.

If you would like to receive additional private instrumental lessons please complete this form by 22 May.

Edulink and Parentmail: These are two platforms that we use in school. Edulink (EduLink one – Parent Guide) is where we record parental contacts, attendance, behaviour, etc. Parentmail (IRIS ParentMail) is the system we use to send communication home and to make payments.

Parentmail and Edulink logins will be sent home by May. Please contact [email protected] if you do not receive this.

Click here for a FAQ sheet which covers key questions that new students ask us. There are also some useful resources on transition from the Anna Freud Centre here.

You might also want to look at the Map & Virtual Tour that is on the ‘About Us’ tab of the website.

Key Dates

By Friday 12 April 2024 – Please complete the admissions form here.

Start of May 2024
Parents will be sent their login emails from Edulink and Parentmail. These are two platforms that we use in school. Edulink is where we record parental contacts, attendance, behaviour, etc. Parentmail is the system we use to send communication home and to make payments.

Wednesday 26 June 2024 Information Evening 6 pm
This evening is both for students and parents. We will be giving advice on how to make a successful transition from Primary to Secondary, explaining our 1:1 Chromebook scheme and introducing you to Miss Morrin, our Head of Year 7, as well as a number of other key AHS staff.  We have added the slides from the evening HERE

Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 July 2024 Transition Days, 9 am – 3 pm
Please bring students to the main entrance by 9 am and collect them at 3 pm on both days. On the first day, students should wear their primary school uniform. On the second day, they should wear comfortable clothes such as leggings / tracksuit bottoms and a top in their house colour (if they would like to).

We are running two days of Summer School on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 August
Payment for this is available on Parentmail – please save the date!

Wednesday 4 September 2024 – first day of term for Year 7 students

Tuesday 1 October 5.30 pm – new Year 7 parent evening – come and meet your child’s tutor, other parents and the ASHA