Getting ready for secondary school

At The Cotswold School, our experienced group of teachers and support staff ensure that Year 6 pupils settle comfortably into Year 7.

We know that starting secondary school can be daunting for 11-year-olds. The values of ‘friendship and knowledge’ run through our work to welcome new students as well as their parents and carers.

Your introduction to our school

If you are joining us in September 2021, we will follow government guidance about how we can show you around our school, but for the time being, we have to limit the numbers of visitors. Our October Open Day will not go ahead in its usual format. In the summer, teaching staff usually visit larger local primary schools to talk to Year 6 teachers and children. In some cases, you might meet one of our teachers on the big screen at your primary school! 

‘Welcome to our school’ video by Mrs Bridgwater

Mrs Bridgwater Y7 cropped

‘Take the school tour’ video with Amelia and Leo

Amelia & Leo

Students who will be joining us in September 2021

To get a flavour of our school, take a look at ‘What’s it like in Year 7‘ and ‘Meet the tutors‘.

You might find some of the short videos and info-guides from BBC Bitesize helpful. Have a look here.