St Gregory the Great Catholic School

A Catholic School which champions each and every student

Transition from Year 6

We are delighted to welcome you to St Gregory the Great School and are very excited about your secondary school journey with us starting in September.   Our mission is to know our students well, to teach great lessons and to be ambitious and care for everyone.  We endeavour to ensure that every student is fully equipped for their post-16 studies and beyond.

At St Gregory’s we have dedicated and passionate staff who are ambitious for all of our students, an inclusive learning environment to meet the needs of all of our students, thriving students who are happy and healthy and a creative and fun curriculum for learning and broadening and deepening knowledge.  We pride ourselves on our excellent and caring pastoral system.  Every student has a tutor who is their key worker, a year leader and also a pastoral manager who is a non-teaching member of staff and therefore, readily available to students for support when it is needed.

It can be a big change to join a new school and so we are pleased to invite you to get to know us before you arrive through the Year 7 transition days.  For some of you it may be a new experience to be in a Catholic school so please ask any questions.  Hopefully, you will be joining us on our camping trip in September as this is another opportunity to get to know people in your year group.  

You should have all received a transition pack packed with lots of useful information for September, however, if you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact the school. 

Otherwise, I am really looking forward to meeting and welcoming your families to St Gregory’s in September.

Ms Lyndsey Caldwell

Headteacher

Virtual Tour of the School

Please watch our welcome video which gives you an insight and virtual tour of St Gregory's. We hope to see you before the summer, but if you have any questions at all in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Summer School - Monday 25th July 2022 to Friday 29th July 2022

This year we are running our second Summer School during the first week of the summer holidays.

The children will have the opportunity to meet with staff from all areas of the school led by our Transition Lead.  The children will participate in team work activities, sport and of course, preparing shared meals in the fantastic food technology classroom. They will learn about their new life at St Gregory’s and how we use Catholic faith teachings to give value to everything we do.  

If you would like any information about your child joining St Gregory’s, please email Mrs Merralls on: j.merralls@stgregoryoxford.org.uk 

Transition Pack

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Communications

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 Information Evenings 2022.pdfDownload
 Transition Days.pdfDownload
 Year 7 Transition Information Letter.pdfDownload
 Year 6 Welcome Letter 2022.pdfDownload
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For those parents who have any questions relating to their child’s transition from Year 6 into Year 7, we are pleased to let you know that we now have a dedicated email address for this purpose as follows:  SGTGtransition@dbmac.org.uk

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For more information about moving up to Secondary school, please click on the following link to a video from YoungMinds where students talk about their transition jouney:

YouTube YoungMinds Video