HANDBOOK
Year 7 Induction
September 2021
THE PRIORY SCHOOL
DORKING
FIDE ET LABORE CONFICERE
The address is: ____________________________________________________
I will get there by: __________________________________________________
The rst day of school is: ____________________________________________
School starts at: ____________________________________________________
School nishes at: __________________________________________________
The Headteacher is called: ___________________________________________
The Head of Year 7 is called: _________________________________________
My Form Tutor is called: _____________________________________________
My House is: ______________________________________________________
My uniform is: ____________________________________________________
My P.E. kit is ______________________________________________________
What I need to know
Dear Student,
I
would like to welcome you to The Priory School. You are about to embark on an
adventure and with the help and guidance from tutors, teachers and students
here, you will blossom and grow into an amazing individual.
The Priory School is one of a kind. It is a vibrant, friendly, caring and supportive
community. We have high expectations here whereby we encourage you to work
to your full potential and achieve your best. It is also important to us that every
student is respectful towards others at all times. In return, the school will motivate
and encourage you and also ensure that you receive the education that you deserve
through classroom lessons and extra-curricular activities.
Many new challenges await you. To help you overcome these challenges, you should:
Do the very best you can in everything you do
Be organised
Be polite, courteous and respectful to everybody
Do as you are asked by teachers
Maintain high standards
Challenge yourself
The transition from your primary school to secondary school is an exciting time. Both
teachers and pupils will help you to settle into the secondary school routine. If you are
worried about anything or if you are experiencing any difculties settling in, you can
chat to your Form Tutor or me. That is what we are here for!
Make the most of your time here, showcase yourself,
take advantage of what the school offers you, be
true to yourself and aim to achieve your best.
I am looking forward to being your
Head of Year this year. I wish you
success, happiness and good times!
Yours sincerely,
Miss J Roach
Head of Year 7
jrh@priorycofe.com
Lessons at The Priory
At The Priory School you will have heard
of some of the lessons before, such as PE,
RE, Music, Science, Art and Computing.
Lessons that might be new are DT (Design
& Technology), Food Technology (about
food and cooking), a new language and you
will also do Drama.
You will go to different rooms for lessons.
Your Form Tutor will give you a timetable
that tells you what lessons you have and
what room you need to go to. If you are
unsure you can ask another student or
adult for help. You will have a two-week
timetable. This means that on Week A you
might do something different to Week B.
Teachers will tell you if it is Week A or Week
B and there will also be a sign in Reception
saying what week we are on.
Morning break
10:55 am
Period 5
2:25 pm
Tutor time
11:25 am
End of school
3:25 pm
Period 3
11:55 am
Period 2 Period 2
9:55 am
Period 4
1:25 pm
Period 1
8 :55 am
Lunch
12:55 pm
Normal school day
Catering at The
Priory School
You will be given a contactless fob,
which your parents/carers will be
able to add money to via a ScoPay
account. Only you can use your fob
as your photo will appear on the
screen. Your parent/carer has been
given a link code to set up an account
and they can put money on your
account before your rst day.
If you lose your fob - a replacement
will cost you £3.00 (each time).
I am sure your Parents will want to take
a photo of you looking smart on your rst
day of school. Your uniform will include the
following:
A white shirt which must have a top
button
A school tie must be worn at all times
Your school blazer, which must be worn
at all times around the school
School skirt or black trousers
Black polishable school shoes, with no
sporting labels
Optional school jumper
My School Uniform
Emerald green polo shirt
Plain black shorts or black
skort
Emerald green socks
Trainers and football boots for
when you are playing football
or rugby
Optional black jogging
bottoms
When you have swimming on
your timetable girls must wear
a one piece swimming costume
and boys must wear swimming
shorts. You will need to also bring
a towel if you have swimming
(don’t forget to take this and your
costume home. Don’t leave them
wet in your locker).
My PE Kit
School Code of Conduct
You move gently
and quietly about the
school. This means
never running, barging
or shouting but
being ready to help
by opening doors,
standing back to let
people pass and
helping to carry things.
On the stairs and in
corridors please keep
to the left.
You keep the school
clean and tidy so that
it is a welcoming place
we can all be proud of.
This means putting all
litter in bins, keeping
walls and furniture
clean and unmarked
and taking great care
of displays, particularly
of other people’s work.
You must attend
school regularly and
punctually. This is
essential if you are to
gain full benet from
your education.
You should wear
your school uniform
correctly, and
take pride in your
appearance.
Out of school,
travelling to and from
school and on school
visits, you should
always remember that
the school’s reputation
depends on the way
you behave.
The Priory School
does not allow
bullying. If you are
ever bullied you should
report the incident on
Tootoot or speak with
your tutor immediately.
It is safe for you to do
this. If you try to bully
other students you can
expect to be punished.
We have few rules at The Priory School. Instead we have a code of conduct which
allows our school to run for the benet of everyone, staff and students alike.
Everyone is expected to behave in a responsible manner both to themselves and
others, showing consideration, courtesy and respect for other people at all times.
This means that:
Walking
Practice your route over the
summer with your parents.
Be safe on your way to and from
school.
Leave plenty of time to make the
journey in the morning so you
can arrive by 08:45 in time for
your rst lesson at 08:55.
Car
Who will drive you to and from
school?
Take into account trafc
conditions to be on site at 08:45.
Remember to use the shared car
park at the end of Longeld Road
(not on the school site), and meet
your lift there at the end of the
day.
Cycling
Are you a competent cyclist?
Is your bike roadworthy?
Do you own a cycle helmet?
Do you have a bike lock?
Have you completed your road
safety?
Bus
Which number bus?
Which bus stop?
How long does it take?
Always have your bus pass ready
to show the bus driver.
Behave at all times on the
bus and do not do anything to
endanger or upset other users.
Thoughts for September
Travelling to school
It is important for you to know how you will travel to school and how long it will take
you to get there.
Homework
You will have homework to do each night. This will be posted onto Show My
Homework (SMHW) by your teachers. You will be given a login for SMHW in
September. It is worth making a note of your homework days for each subject to help
you organise your time. Your tutor will give you this in September.
Equipment and Timetables
At secondary school you will not have each subject every day. You will have a
timetable for your lessons; this will be given to you in September. You will need to plan
what to put in your bag before you go to school - the night before is usually a good
idea.
You will need: 2 pens (either blue or black), ruler, pencil, rubber, pencil sharpener,
calculator, reading book, PE kit.
Make a copy of your timetable to keep at home. Maybe put it on the fridge or a notice-
board. Remember to look at your timetable the night before and put the correct
equipment into your bag.
On the next page is a sample timetable for you to look at. Use the timetable to
answer these questions.
What subject do I have the 3rd lesson on Monday week A? ____________________
What room do I need to nd? ___________________________________________
What equipment do I need for this lesson? _________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
Is this subject always in the same room? __________________________________
What subject do I have 2nd lesson on Wednesday Week B? ___________________
What room do I need to nd? ___________________________________________
What equipment do I need for this lesson? _________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
Is this subject always in the same room? __________________________________
What is after break on Tuesday Week A? __________________________________
Where will I go for Computing lessons? ___________________________________
ABH Mrs A M Brundish
AJS Mrs A Janes
CDK Mrs C Derrick
CFS Mr C A M Francis
CSN Mr C Swann
GBD Miss G B Buckland
GRE Mrs G K J Rose
HTR Ms H Taylor
Example timetable
How to read your timetable
7A2 = tutor group
ML = subject
CDK = teacher initials
2.8 = room
7x/En1
CSN 1:2
7ab/Sc2
JLR 3:6
7x/Pe2
HTR G12
7A2/Hi
JBY H3
7A2/Ml
CDK 2:8
7A2/Co
CFS G5
7A2/Ar
RFS G6
7A2/Ml
CDK 2:8
7x/Dt2
ABH
7x/En1
AJS 1:4
7A2/Mu
SPN E3
7A2/Ml
CDK 2:8
7x/Ma3
RFN 2:1
7A2/Ge
GBD H1
7x/Dt2
ABH G3
7x/Ma3
RFN 2:1
7ab/Sc2
JLT 3:6
7A2/Ge
GBD H1
7A2/Re
GRE R2
7x/En1
CSN 1:2
7x/En1
AJS 1:2
7ab/Sc2
JLT 3:6
7x/Pe2
HTR G12
7x/Ma3
RFN 2:1
7A2/Hi
JBY H3
7x/En1
CSN 1:2
7ab/Sc2
JLT 3:6
7x/Ma3
RFN 2:1
7A2/Ml
CDK 2:8
7A2/Hi
JBY H3
7A2/Co
CFS G5
7A2/Ar
RFS G6
7A2/Ml
CDK 2:8
7x/Tx2
JLS G10
7x/En1
CSN 1:2
7A2/Mu
SPN E3
7A2/Ml
CDK 2:8
7x/Ma3
RFN 2:1
7A2/Ge
GBD H1
7x/Tx2
JLS G10
7x/Ma3
RFN 2:1
7ab/Sc2
JLT 3:6
7x/Pe2
HTR G12
7A2/Hi
JBY H3
7x/En1
CSN 1:2
7A2/Re
GRE R2
7ab/Sc2
JLT 3:6
7x/Pe2
HTR G12
7x/Ma3
RFN 2:1
7A2/Dr
JSM E1
Mon1
Mon6
Tue2
Tue7
Wed3
Wed8
Thu4
Thu9
Fri5
Fri10
1
2
3
4 5
JBY Miss J K Bailey
JLS Ms J Lewis
JLT Mr J W Lambert
JSM Mr J D Sherringham
RFN Mrs R Freeman
RFS Mrs R Flanders
SPN Mr S D Pohlman
7A2/ML
CDK 2.8
What if…
Inform Student Services in advance. You must
bring a note in from your parents/carers or have an
appointment card.Your parent/carer can also email
the school ofce on studentservices@priorycofe.com
to conrm your appointment before the day of the
appointment.
You have a medical
appointment?
Go to Student Services if you are ill before school
or during break. Tell your teacher if it is during the
lesson and they will send you to Student Services. A
qualied First Aider will look after you. If you need to
go home they will organise this for you.
You are ill at school?
Ask your Tutor for another copy or go to Student
Services at break time or lunch time and politely ask
for another copy to be printed for you. It will cost you
10p for each new printed copy.
You lose your
timetable?
Please let a member of staff know if you are
unhappy. Your Class Tutor is the most obvious
choice. When you go home, talk to parents/carers;
together we can solve most problems. There is a
section of frequently asked questions on the school
website. Go to the Year 6 Induction tab to take a look
at what previous Year 6 students have asked.
You are worried or
upset?
Always check in Student Services as this is where
Lost Property is taken to.
You lose a book,
games kit, uniform?
Abbreviations are short ways to write lesson names. By looking at the sample
timetable, see if you can work out the following and show the abbreviations.
HISTORY
MATH
GEOGRAPHY
RELIGIOUS
EDUCATION
SCIENCE
PHYSICAL
EDUCATION
LANGUAGES
DESIGN
TECHNOLOGY
ENGLISH
MUSIC
How many lessons are there in a day at The Priory School?
What time does registration start?
What time is lesson 1?
What time is lesson 2?
What time is morning break and how long does it last?
What time does the school day end?
Who will you travel to school with?
Do you know the answers to the following?
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Top Tips
Prepare your bag the night before
Get up at a sensible time and eat breakfast
Always be on your best behaviour to and from school, show the best
of yourself and showcase The Priory School.
Friendship Quotes
“It takes a long time to grow an old friend”
John Leonard
“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you
believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think”
Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh
“There are big ships and small ships. But the best ship of all is
friendship”
Author unknown
When setting out work
Always
write in pen (blue or black)
draw in pencil
put the date on the right
put a heading or title and underline
this, using a pen and a ruler
rule off when asked
do not waste space!
When listening
put down all equipment
look at the teacher
be quiet
You may also nd the following
useful
scissors
glue stick
colouring pencils
USB Stick (Labelled with your
name and Tutor Group)
First Day - Friday 3rd September 2021
On the rst day at The Priory School you should go to the Main Hall at 8.55am where
you will be welcomed and you will meet your Tutor. For most students there will be at
least one person from your Primary School in your tutor group. Details of the school
day, and further information on the school will be given in your tutor room. Lessons
will start once these details have been given to you. All pens, pencils etc. must be
available on the rst day.
School bag
Scientic calculator
Pencil case
Ruler
2 Pens
Pencil Sharpener
Pencil
Packed Lunch
(or money on your account to buy food
in the cafeteria)
First Day Checklist
Ready for September...
On your rst day in school you will be given your timetable to answer this
My rst lesson will be:
__________________________________________
The teacher will be: ___________________________________________
The room I have to go to is: _____________________________________
The subject is: _______________________________________________
My second lesson will be: _______________________________________
The teacher will be: ___________________________________________
The room I have to go to is: ______________________________________
The subject is: _______________________________________________

Remember to send a postcard during the summer holidays to
Miss Roach at:
We are looking forward to
seeing you soon.
There is a section of frequently asked questions on the school website. Go to the
Year 6 Induction tab to take a look at what previous year 6 students have asked.
www.thepriorycofe.com
THE PRIORY SCHOOL
DORKING
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