Welcome to Alder Community High School

Hopefully your child is enjoying the last few weeks of primary school and looking forward to making the transition to high school. Our transition team are putting plans together and are liaising with the primary schools to ensure that your child makes a smooth transition to Alder Community High School.

This page will be regularly updated and you will find lots of information about the school and what to expect when your child becomes a student at Alder.


Tuesday 5th July - Transition Evening

During this evening, you and your child will be welcomed into the main hall to hear speeches from myself and Mrs Littlemore (Year 7 Progress Leader). You will also be given the opportunity to meet with your child’s form tutor and raise any questions you may have about the transition process. On Monday 4th July, you will be advised of the name of your child’s form tutor.  The evening should last around 50 minutes. 

  • Student surname A-J – arrival at school for 5.20pm, main speeches commence at 5.30pm. 
  • Student surname K-Z – arrival at school for 6.10pm, main speeches commence at 6.20pm.  


Thursday 7th and Friday 8th July - Transition Days

Students should attend both transition days wearing their primary school uniform and arrive at 9am.  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 8.50am.  Students will be escorted to the main hall where they will sit with their form tutor.  

During the transition days, students will meet with their form tutor and form group, have a tour of the relevant sections of the school (including the dining hall) and join in with a number of ‘getting to know you’ activities.  They will learn about our Alder Values and our Alder House System. They will also be introduced to their Progress Leader, Mrs Littlemore and the SENDCo, Mrs Howarth. They will finish the day at 2.15pm. Students can be picked up from the front entrance or the back gate. They can of course, walk home alone with your permission.  If parents are collecting student by car please bear in mind the parking restrictions in force and the fact that 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. 

There will be a limited lunchtime menu available on Thursday and Friday. If you would like your child to have a school dinner, there will be a charge of £2.32 per day to cover the cost of lunch and a drink. This can be paid for on ParentPay or by sending £4.64 cash in an envelope with the child’s name on. ParentPay activation letters will be issued to parents on Tuesday, 5th July. Students can bring a packed lunch and a healthy snack for their break time if they would prefer. Students entitled to free school meals will automatically receive a lunch.  


Transition and Induction Documents

Uniform and Equipment

Term Dates


New Student Admission Form

To enable us to ensure we have all the information we require about your child please complete the new student admission form below to provide us with the information that we require about your child as they become a student at Alder Community High School.

Parental Consent and Agreement Information


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