Welcome to Penketh High School!
We are delighted to be able to welcome our new Year 7 cohort to Penketh High School in September 2022 and we are now busy preparing for our September 2023 intake.
A successful transition is vital in supporting all children in adapting to life in secondary school and thus we now consider our prospective year 7 cohort as part of the Penketh High School community, and we will aim to support you in whatever way we can.
We have provided information on this page to help you start preparing for your transition journey. We will endeavour to provide all necessary information here, however, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us in school.
Transition Partner and Pupil Relationship Coordinator
Transition Days and Summer School 2023
To support your child in feeling as prepared as possible for starting with us in September, we would like to invite all children with a place at PHS to attend Transition Days in school on Wednesday 5 July and Thursday 6 July – there will also be a Parent information Evening at 6pm on Thursday 6th. We will also be holding a Summer School on Thursday 31 August and Friday 1 September.
To sign up for these events, please complete the forms at the links:
July Transition Days: https://forms.office.com/e/VpzpNLZwhZ
Parent Information Evening: https://forms.office.com/e/stHXyEQvRX
Summer School: https://forms.office.com/e/BETCHxKSYN
Uniform, P.E. Kit and Equipment
Here is an overview of Penketh High School Uniform.
P.E. kits can be ordered directly from: www.slaters-schoolwear.co.uk. It will then be delivered to school and delivered to your child in time for September.
- Boys will need football/rugby boots for rugby lessons.
- We now recommend that pupils wear shinpads for football and headguards and gum shields for rugby – though these are not mandatory items just recommendations.
School uniform can be purchased from https://alphaschoolwear.com/schools/secondary-schools/penketh-high-school/ or by visiting the shop in Warrington.
Travel to and from Penketh High School
Pupils can travel to and from school site in a number of ways. Pupils can catch the school bus, timetable linked below, they can walk, cycle (secure bike storage is available on site), or they can be dropped off. If pupils are being dropped off, please avoid parking in the bus lane directly outside school as access is required for the school buses.
You may have started thinking about what life might be like as a Year 7 – what do you think it might be like? What are you most excited about? What are you worried about?
Read through the following booklet that will support you and your child with the transition from primary to secondary school. SUPPORTING THE TRANSITION
Watch this film and see the views of those who have already experienced what Year 7 is like: https://youngminds.org.uk/resources/school-resources/find-your-feet-transitioning-to-secondary-school/
Give these activities a go with those around you. Remember it is good to talk about how you are feeling and getting someone to help you think through how to prepare yourself.
You might be feeling a bit worried about this change yourself, particularly in these difficult times. These resources might be able to help:
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