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We hope you are looking forward to starting Year 7, but don't worry if you are feeling a little bit nervous, it's completely normal. There is lots of information in this section to help you get to know us a bit better before you start, including advice from Year 7 pupils who've already been where you are now.
Although you still have some time left in Year 6, I expect that your thoughts are starting to turn towards September when you will join Year 7.
It may be that you already know a great deal about the School, but don't worry if you don't – every year we are joined by children from thirty to forty different primary schools and we shall be able to teach you everything you need to know about making a success of your time here.
It is quite normal for many of our Year 7 pupils to know nobody when they first arrive. I am glad to say that is is also quite normal for pupils to make many new friends in a matter of weeks. It sometimes takes a bit of courage and a certain effort, but it will happen. BGS is a friendly place and you will find plenty of people to help you out if you need it.
I am looking forward to getting to know you and watching you progress during your first year at the School. I hope that you will join Year 7 with confidence and ambition, determined to make the most of the exciting new opportunities that will come your way.
Head of Year 7
If you ever want to chat, Mr Watkins or Mrs Fide are available from 8am each morning or you can find Mr Watkins in his office, upstairs in the Year 7 block.
“On my first day I felt really welcome, and I didn't get lost.”
“I find the work is just right for me: sometimes a piece of cake, sometimes a challenge.”
“At first it seemed strange being the youngest in a school again, but there are so many others your age that you soon forget.”