Welcome Pack For Year 7 Students
Welcome to Colyton Grammar School!
We hope that the following information will be helpful and should you require any clarification, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Good communication between school and home is essential and so we do everything we can to aid access to information you may need.
The School’s website (www.colytongrammar.com) should be the first point of reference for information. Details of trips and event information are available in the Calendar section, and the Handbook/Documents section provides more detailed information about many of our policies.
We aim to reduce our carbon foot print by the use of electronic communication wherever possible - which is also more reliable than finding a note at the bottom of a school bag several weeks later! We therefore use an internal email service called e-Comms to send regular targeted bulletins. We also try to make things easier and more secure with ParentPay and cashless catering to simplify payments for catering and other services.
The following is a list of basic equipment that we think a student needs, much of which can be purchased by students in the School's Resources Centre during school hours, at a lower cost than from most retailers. There will be time for your child to purchase anything we stock on the first day of the Autumn Term.
Students require mathematical equipment, including ruler, compasses and protractor. Calculators are used frequently and it is a great advantage for students to have their own calculators. We recommend the Casio fx-83GT Plus, which can be purchased from the School's Library.
We recommend that students bring with them the following:
Small glue stick
Bag (Students need a backpack large enough to carry day-to-day requirements (up to A4 size folders etc) but not so large that it cannot be carried comfortably!)
School meals are provided in “Take Five”, the school's restaurant. A wide variety of hot and cold foods is available at reasonable prices and electronic menu boards are on display.
During the Induction period, Information will be provided to parents about ParentPay and the cashless catering system which normally operates in ”Take Five”. For the Induction Day visit in June however, your child will need to bring cash – £3.20 will cover a selection of options including the set meal (£2.48 with a sweet) plus a drink.
Further information on healthy eating and catering at Colyton is on the School website (www.colytongrammar.com)
Please note that we have no involvement for arrangements affecting school transport but suggest that contact should be made with the bus companies concerned as soon as possible. The school has, however, provided a Transport sheet which offers helpful information. Click here for a print ready version.