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Year 6 Transition Evening - Wednesday 18th July

Dear Parent/Carer

Further to my recent letter regarding the transition day and evening events being held at Barnfield Campus on Wednesday 11th July, we have found ourselves in a historic situation, with the English football team having reached the semi-finals of the World Cup. As many of you will have already spotted, this semi-final match is on Wednesday at the same time as our parents’ information event!

We feel that this event is a crucial opportunity for us to share lots of vital information with you, and also to take a first step in forging a long working relationship with you all. We would like as many of you as possible to be able to attend. It would be a great shame for you to have to choose between attending your child’s first major secondary school event, or watch the football.

We have therefore taken the decision to move the event to the following day, Thursday 12th July. The event will run in exactly the same way (see below) and whilst we appreciate that this may inconvenience some of you who have made arrangements to attend on Wednesday, we feel that the majority of people will be more likely to be able to join us on the Thursday.

Please note that due to a clash, parents and carers from Haywards are welcome at either of the times below on Thursday 12 July and there will also be an additional event on Wednesday 18th July at 6.00pm which is aimed at Haywards parents and carers but also open to all schools.  Both evenings take place on our Barnfield Campus.

Presentation Time Parents and carers of students from these schools/settings are invited to attend
6pm – 6.45pm
Devon Moors Federation, Exe Valley Federation, Haywards, Landscore & Sandford Primary Schools
7pm – 7.45pm
Haywards, Bow, Woodleigh Federation and students from other schools and settings not within the Crediton Learning Community

The presentation from The Principal and other key Barnfield staff, will include useful and practical information about the process of transition and the school as a whole. After each presentation there will be an opportunity for you to order uniform from both Town & Country Wear and Thomas Moore’s, as well as purchase PE kit from our school shop in the Library.

A reminder that, if at all possible, your child does not join you on that evening, as we would not have space for everyone if this were the case.

For those of you who may also have a child about to transition from Year 8 into 9, you may have noticed there is also an event on the calendar for parents at the Western Road Campus with Miss Wood on Thursday. The format of this has been changed slightly, so that Miss Wood will be available in the Drama Hall next to Main Reception between 4.00 and 5.30 in case you have any questions about next year, and this should enable you to still attend the Year 6 event in plenty of time.

Please do accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused, but we do hope to see you all there, and we felt we would achieve much higher levels of attendance if we changed the date.

I look forward to meeting with you soon.

Yours faithfully

Alastair Smith

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