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Year 6 to 7 – Transition

Welcome and Congratulations - You are Joining us at Finham Park School

I write to warmly welcome you to Finham Park School and give you some information regarding your transition to secondary school.

Student Tour

World Class Studies Booklet

Students who study Mandarin as their choice of language follow the Mandarin Excellence Programme (MEP) and follow a slightly different curriculum route. This is an exciting opportunity but has a significant workload implication with it: once students start the MEP they are tied in for five years. If you are interested in this, please watch a virtual presentation evening on our website, under Departments, MEP.  Please listen to the presentation and think carefully before opting for this programme.  If you would like more information about the MEP please see our MEP Page or contact Mrs Lewis: h.lewis@finhampark.co.uk.

Modern Foreign Languages

Almost all Finham Park students study a language from years 7-11. The school offers French, German, Spanish or Mandarin*.  Your child will be allocated to one of these languages, and the majority will study this for five years (some students don’t study a language at GCSE, and a few students choose to study a second language at GCSE).  If you have a preference for the language studied, please email Jenny Darby at j.darby@finhampark.co.uk, even if you have already expressed a preference to your child’s primary school. Please rank the languages in order of preference, so if we cannot allocate a child their first choice, we will endeavor to give them their second choice. If you have any questions about student language choices please contact Mrs Darby (Head of Modern Foreign Languages).

Pupil Premium

At Finham Park, we are committed to supporting our Pupil Premium/Free School Meal students on their journey through secondary school and beyond. We can help provide additional mentoring, academic support, breakfast clubs, assistance with school trips, equipment and uniform as well as free music lessons and lots more. We take pride in working closely with families, so if you are a current Pupil Premium/FSM family and have any questions about how Pupil Premium funding will be used for your child whilst at Finham, then please contact our Pupil Premium Experience Lead, Josh Bingham (j.bingham@finhampark.co.uk), who will be happy to help. If your child is not currently receiving Free School Meals but you believe you may qualify then please apply through Coventry Council at: https://www.coventry.gov.uk/info/54/benefits/168/free_school_meals/2. This will enable your child to get the support that they are entitled to from the moment they start in September.

Road Safety

Coventry’s Road Safety Officer has asked us to remind you of their particular concerns with road safety in relation to Year 6 children.  We would ask you to assist by helping your child to plan a safe route to school and by reminding your child of the usual road safety rules.

School Uniform

For more information about our school uniform please see our uniform page.

Governing Body

If you are interested in joining the Local Governing Body, which meet approximately six times per year, please write to Mrs Case (address below). clerk to governors at the school address outlining your suitability for the role and detailing your experience.

Term Dates

Please see our online calendar for event dates

For more information and policies please see our Key Information page.