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The Bay CE School

Starting School (Year 7)

We have great pleasure in welcoming you and your family to The Bay CE School. We are delighted that you have chosen to join our welcoming and vibrant school community. As you will soon find out for yourself, The Bay CE School is a school that will encourage, support and challenge you to be your very best and to achieve ambitious goals, both inside the classroom and within the extensive range of extra-curricular and enrichment activities that we offer.

Click here to read the Welcome letter.

Click here to view the Transition Key Dates Postcard. 

We are delighted to share with you the key aspects of your transition programme:

Transition Information Evening Thursday 2nd May 2024, 6.00-7.00pm

This will be your first formal Transition event where you will hear from the Executive Headteacher and Headteacher. You will have the chance to meet the Transition Team and find out important information regarding the transition process and the support we will provide for you, including information on uniform and bus/train routes.

Year 7 for September 2024 is oversubscribed; we have taken on an extra class of children. To ensure that we can fit everyone into the hall for the Transition Information Evening we kindly ask that you come at the time listed below for your child’s current school. 

6.00-6.30pm - The Bay CE School, Broadlea, Newchurch. 
6.30-7.00pm - All other primary schools.


SLT Consultation Evenings - Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th June 2024 between 4.00-7.00pm (you will be sent an email with your individual appointment date and time). This is an opportunity for you and your parents to have a chat by telephone with a senior member of staff and have the opportunity to discuss you as an individual.


Welcome Day - Tuesday 9th July 2024
You will come to school for a day to experience a taste of life at The Bay. You will meet your tutor, your House Leader, teachers, sample some lessons and make new friends. By the end of the day we are sure you will feel part of our community here at The Bay and will fully understand the expectations of you in September.

Welcome Evening – Tuesday 9th July 2024, timings TBC

You and your family will be invited to meet your Form Tutor, familiarise yourselves with the school routines and enjoy some food and refreshments. There will be a further opportunity to purchase uniform and to discuss any questions you have with the transition team.

 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some of our students answer some FAQs about starting secondary school. Click on the question below to view the video. We hope they are helpful. 


Most people starting secondary school are worried about not knowing anyone? What should I do if this is how I feel?

I have heard there is a house system but I don’t know what this is?

I am really worried about getting lost - how will I know where to go?

What do I do at break and lunch?

I really enjoy sports. Are there lots to choose from?

I enjoy reading. Is there a library I can use?

I have heard you get loads of homework at secondary school. Is this true?

Do we get detentions?

At primary school, we are given pens and pencils to use. Is this the same at secondary school?

Am I allowed my phone in school?

Are we allowed to wear trainers?

Can I go to the toilet during lessons?

I am worried about the older children in school . Are they scary?

The teachers

Our favourite lessons…

Information Guide 2023-2024

Click here to view a copy of the Bay CE School Information Guide, which contains lots of useful and practical information about the school.

Starting Year 7 Booklet

Click here to read the Starting Year 7 Booklet 

Uniform and PE kit

Click here to read information about purchasing uniform and PE kit.

Equipment List

Click here to view a copy of the equipment list.

Year 7 Curriculum Overview

Click here to view a copy of the Year 7 Overview

Timings of the day 

Click here to view a copy of the timings of the day. Please note that from September 2024 school will finish at 3pm every day. There is no early finish on a Monday.