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Year 7 (2020/21)

This page is for parents of Year 7 students joining us in September.         

You can read an online version of our new Year 6 Newsletter HERE

Welcome to The Urswick School. For some of you this will be a new experience as you join our community for the first time. For others, children joining us in September will be following in a long line of family members who have been educated in this school.


Welcome from the Executive Headteacher Mr Brown

 Mr Brown, Executive Headteacher

Welcome to The Urswick School and I look forward to getting to know you and your child. It’s great news that your son or daughter are starting at our school and we look forward to working with you.

Believe and Achieve

These are exceptionally difficult times for us all. Urswick has remained open to some children every

day during this crisis, and has been setting work for others who are at home. This is a reflection of the dedication of our staff. Hopefully we can welcome everybody back in September and ensure your child has a successful start. Over our 500 year history, we have recovered from several plagues and a number of wars. I hope it inspires you to be joining one of the oldest schools in the country and that you will make your own piece of history.

Transition 2020

All new Year 7 students should have received their own Transition Book. This will help you get to know the school and support your journey from Year 6 into Year 7.


A message from the Head of Learning for Year 7 Ms Forde

  Ms Forde, Head of Learning Year 7

Dear Year 7 2020/21, 
Firstly I’d like to take the opportunity to welcome you all to The Urswick School. My name is Ms Forde and I will be your Head of Learning when you join us. My job is to ensure you have a smooth transition into secondary school, creating strong foundations and getting you in to good habits for all of the learning you will do here. 
The transition to secondary school is an important step along your academic journey, it is a very exciting time but can also be quite scary! Please try not to worry. Alongside other members of the Year 7 team, I will work closely with you all on a daily basis supporting, encouraging and helping you to settle in. Throughout the year, your Urswick Parents and I will be helping you reach your full potential here at school, by helping you to make positive choices and encouraging you to make the most of the many opportunities that The Urswick School has to offer. 
I know that you will have lots of questions about what secondary school will be like. I had the very same questions when I was your age! This page will soon be filled with information which will hopefully put your mind at ease, so please come back and have a look soon. 
I’m excited to meet and get to know each and every one of you, meet your parents and welcome you, in person, to The Urswick School. 
Take care and stay safe. 
Ms Forde
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