We are delighted that you have chosen Countesthorpe Leysland Community College (CLCC). We are looking forward to working with you and your child on the next stage of their educational journey towards success.
A Partnership to Last and Support
We will be working together for the next five and in many cases seven years. We are committed to making sure that we offer opportunities for your child to develop and grow into a confident, capable, resilient and independent young adult ready for the challenges of the 21st century.
We are aware that you may have many questions. Starting a new school is a time of great potential - and if we are honest, quite a few anxieties. Between now and the start of next academic year, you will receive information from our specialist Transition Team. Some of this will be purely practical such as information about uniform, buses, times of the day, but there will also be opportunities to ask questions and get information about other things which you may be thinking (or worrying) about.
During the course of this term and next, we will keep you up to date through traditional methods such as letters, but please check in with our website for updates where we will also have a section of Frequently Asked Questions and key dates.
Now you have had your place at the College confirmed, we will work closely with your child’s primary school teachers to understand the achievements and progress they have already made. Also we will find out where they might need support. This will include students who have an Education Healthcare Plan. The College’s SEND Co-ordinator will have oversight of this and you will be contacted directly if additional support through the transition process is required.
“To be the best you can be” is our ambition for all our students and the detailed information we get regarding your child from their primary school will be our starting point in order help achieve academic progress.
The question of tutor groups is undoubtedly a focus for some children. The allocation of tutor groups is a lengthy and painstaking process where we take all of the information we have about your child into consideration. Finalising tutor groups will not therefore happen for some time, so please be patient with us.
Our Transition Team will visit primary schools to talk about the differences between secondary school and primary school, one of which is that you are not with your class group all day every day. If this is a concern for your child, it might be worth emphasising this point. We also build in exciting opportunities to make new friends which will happen on Induction Day and early in the term Autumn.
Dates for your Diary:
"Step Up to Secondary" Senior Leadership Presentation Evening – Wednesday 23rd May 2018. Information about College life, expectations, and what will happen when your child attends for the first time in July. Times for these presentations will be communicated to primary schools.
Induction Days – Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th July 2018. Your child will be coming to the College to work with the Pastoral Team, their new subject teachers and get accustomed to the building.
Induction Parents’ Evening Wednesday 4th July 2018 – You will be given a time slot according to your child’s tutor group.
You will get more details about Induction Day and how we operate as a College in your Welcome Pack and Parent Guide which you will receive in the Summer Term.
Confidence buses will provide a closed contract service for Countesthorpe Leysland Community College. This means that only students enrolled at the College can travel on these buses. Routes to the College, which Confidence operates currently are available to view on both the College website (Bus Information) and the Confidence website (www.confidencebus.co.uk). Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Details on the types of tickets and payment plans available can also be found on the Confidence website or by calling Confidence directly on 0116 276 2171. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
School uniform can be purchased from:
Schoolwear Solutions (www.schoolwearsolutions.com)
64 London Road
During the time between now and your child starting school with us, you may want to contact us with a specific question or information relating to your child. The address you can use is [email protected] . Your email will come directly through to the Transition Team. Using the general email address or telephone number may result in a delay in responding.
Making it Happen
You have made a positive choice to send your child to our College. You will have seen some of what we have achieved in our College community to get the best for your child. We set high standards and are committed to success and achievement.
Education is a partnership and our partnership with parents is vital. We will work to make sure you know what is happening with your child and we look forward to your support in facing the possibilities, challenges and opportunities ahead.