Information For New Students

Welcome by Mr Bennett, Head of School including a ‘virtual tour’



Here are some of the people who you will meet on your first day…they can’t wait to meet you!


Useful contact Information

Please make sure the school have all up to date contact details for you including mobile number and email address – lots of information will be sent to you via email

Any questions or queries please email Amy Turner – Head of Year 7  –

*Please also contact your child’s tutor 

7MBR – Mr Matt Bradley –

7CE – Mrs Claire Cooke –

7TH – Mrs Suzanne Thornton –

7HBA – Ms Helene Baudson –


Get ready for Maths at Winstanley

The Maths department have put together Transition Maths, which is full of fun activities you can do on your own or with your family to help prepare you for Year 7.


Accelerated Reader Programme

We are working continuously to improve our students’ reading abilities and experiences. With this in mind, we are looking forward to introducing Accelerated Reader to all of our
Year 7 and 8 students in the Autumn term of 2020 – find out more – Accelerated Reader Information


Everyday life at Winstanley 

  • 5 lessons a day on a 2 week timetable
  • The school day starts at 8.40 – please be in school by 8.35
  • The school day finishes at 3pm
  • Morning registration is at 10.40am 
  • Friday is Year 7 assembly
  • During break and lunch times you can buy food and take part in activities
  • You will be taught in your tutor groups to begin with


How to help your child succeed – why is it so important?

  • Nutrition
  • Sleep
  • Organisation
  • Independence
  • Home Learning
  • Working with the school

All of the above will contribute to your child having the best experience of Winstanley, we need to remember that as our children grow their needs change, sleep patterns, taste buds, attitudes all change which is why all of the above are so important to encourage especially since our period of lockdown where some routines have slipped – it is good to try and reinstall them over the summer holidays


Equipment you will need

  • Pens – black
  • Pencils
  • Ruler
  • Rubbers
  • Colouring pencils
  • Sharpener



To find out more about uniform follow this link – School Uniform

Keep a look out on our website and social media for Uniform Pop Up shops – Uniform Letter to Year 7 Parents



*We expect all of our students to be here all of the time – 96% attendance minimum

*We cannot authorise holidays during term time

*All students must arrive on time everyday

Letter to parents about using Studybugs, a new way to track attendance.