|Primary, Secondary Transfer
For pupils transferring from Primary to Secondary school the Governing Body has delegated selection to the Local Education Authority using the Authority's published criteria. This is based on proximity to the school and on siblings already attending the school. We are a fully comprehensive school committed to including pupils of all abilities from a wide range of backgrounds
When vacancies arise in Year 8 to 11 placements are made using the criterion of proximity to the school. Applications must be made through the Local Authority Admissions Office.
We aim to provide a range of courses suitable for post 16 students of all abilities and this ensures an open admission system. However, the criteria for admissions to specific Sixth Form courses are contained in the Sixth Form brochure, which is available from the Director of Sixth Form Studies.
Primary Secondary Transfer
We do everything we can to ensure pupils settle in quickly and are able to benefit from all that George Green's has to offer. Many of our Year 7 pupils will already have visited George Green's at some point in their school career especially if they attend one of our local schools. We run various taster-days and subject specific classes and events that allow pupils to experience the school before they choose us as their school of choice.
Once the decisions are made about secondary transfer we invite pupils in for a full day in July where they get to meet their new Tutor and many other staff. They also get to meet their new classmates and have a great day doing team building and other getting to know you activities. Vulnerable pupils and those with additional special needs have an additional programme of visits and these, start in Year 5.
Staff from George Green's School visit pupils who are transferring in their primary school and meet with the Year 6 teacher to establish their strengths and areas for development when they come to secondary school.
We also have a meeting for new Year 7 parents and their children in July when they can meet their child's tutors and find out more about the way things work at George Green's.
Transfer arrangements for more vulnerable pupils and those with additional learning needs start in Year 5 where there is a full transition programme including many visits to the school prior to their admission in Year 7.
Parents/Carers should be assured that pupils settle very quickly into their new life as pupils at George Green's School.
George Green's Animal Club
George Green's has an amazing animal club that has been run by Miss Esther Ruston in the science department for the last 5 years.
The club is run at lunchtimes and is very popular! In the animal club we have the following reptiles: A Boa constrictor; Bearded dragon; Fat tailed Gecko; Leopard Gecko; Russian tortoise; Chinese water dragon; Milk snake; large hissing cockroaches; locusts and crickets! We also have many animal specimens and skeletons which are brilliant learning tools in the club. The aim of the animal club is to improve numeric and literacy skills and to also be a haven for pupils. It is also really good fun as we do activities such as animal puppet making and animal hangman!
Primary school pupils also come to visit the animals as we run educational sessions incorporating the handling of animals and KS2 science topics. The club helps improve attitudes to science learning and increases motivation. Pupils self esteem is improved due to positive experiences of success in the club i.e. pupils facing fears by holding the animals. Health and safety is very important in the club and all pupils have to complete and return a permission slip as well as adhere to safety rules.
George Green's is very unique as most schools do not keep animals. We are also very proud to offer pupils of any ability (including complex needs students) the chance to see and handle the animals.
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