Induction Evening is taking place on  Tuesday, 2nd July from 5.30pm.  Parents and children will have an opportunity to visit the school, meet with staff and find out a little more about the arrangements for the start of the autumn term. The children will then spend two days with us, Thursday, 4th and Friday, 5th July.


On Tuesday, 2nd July the evening will begin at 5.30pm with a presentation in the main hall, where we will take you through some important information regarding your child’s transfer to Alder and answer any questions you may have.  At around 6.00pm there will be an opportunity for you to have a look around the school and to meet with your child’s form tutor and Mr Heaton, Progress Leader for Year 7. A scientific calculator will be part of the equipment required by Year 7. These will be available to purchase at Induction Evening for £11.  


Form tutors will all be in the main hall for the presentation and will then be available in their form bases from 6.00pm for the rest of the evening so please introduce yourselves to them. The evening will end at 7.00pm.


On Thursday, 4th and Friday, 5th July the Year 6 children should arrive at school for 9.00am on both days. They can arrive either at the front entrance of school or via the back gate entrance, members of staff will be available to direct children from 8.45am.    


Over the two days the children will meet with their form tutor and form group, have a tour of the school and join in with a number of different lessons and activities.  They will finish each day at 2.20pm. Children can be picked up from the front entrance or the back gate; or they can walk home alone with your permission.  If older siblings are picking up your child they can do so from the hall at the end of our school day at 2.45pm.  If parents are collecting by car please bear in mind the parking restrictions in force and the fact the car park will already be busy.  It might be easier to meet children at the back of school near the open ground between Shaw Avenue and Grange Road South.


All students should dress in their primary school uniform. In addition students should bring a PE kit as some of them will be having a PE lesson during the two days.  With regards to equipment, students should bring at least a pen, pencil and ruler as will be expected of them in September.  Students should either bring a packed lunch or £4 to cover lunch for both days (this is a reduced cost for the inductions days only). If your child is entitled to free school meals they will automatically receive a lunch.