Year 7

Welcome to Year 7

We are delighted to welcome you into our new year 7 cohort, where we will share a strong commitment to prepare young people for an ever-changing world that values self-confident, well-educated and enterprising people.

The transition from Primary school to Year 7 is an exciting journey into young adulthood in which our students will embark on a range of challenges and develop new skills along the way.  We appreciate that this is a time of great change for young people and we are here to guide and support them as they move towards, and through their teenage years. 

Secondary school offers new curriculum opportunities, facilities, subject experts and a range of extra-curricular clubs, trips and experiences.  We want our students to continue to develop their love of learning and to be inquisitive, empathetic and show resilience throughout their time with us. Every child matters at Loxford and we are proud of our inclusive approach for all children on the learning spectrum. All students will be supported by a form tutor, a Year Care Team (YCT) and an Achievement Team Leader (ATL). We work in partnership with parents and carers, valuing their support to encourage students to make the most of their educational opportunities at Loxford.

The Achievement Team Leader, Miss Hedderman is responsible for the learning and achievement for the year group.  The Year 7 Care Team, Ms. Taal is responsible for student behaviour and welfare. We are supported in our work by the SEN and EAL departments, as well as all the subject teachers and staff within the school.

All students must follow the school Code of Conduct and must be in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing. To help the students on their journey, clear guidelines are put in place which will allow the pupils to grow and mature, whilst allowing them to achieve the best they can both academically and personally.

To ensure high attainment is achieved throughout Loxford, we stress the importance of a strong link between home and school. Students will receive homework to ensure that they have every opportunity of matching their potential with their achievements. As part of a shared responsibility towards the development of all students, we ask that parents also monitor the completion of homework and check and sign the homework planner every week. We expect homework to be completed in a timely manner as per the instructions given by their subject teachers. Any student failing to adhere to the school policy will be issued with the necessary sanctions. Therefore, it is imperative that students start these good habits from the outset to ensure excellence in their academic success;

  • Students will come to school on time every day to join in tutor activities and lessons; outstanding punctuality and attendance are linked to outstanding achievement.
  • Students will conduct themselves in line with the school’s behaviour guidelines and participate fully in their education.
  • Students will come to school with the correct equipment for the day.
  • Students will be properly dressed according to the uniform policy, unless there are exceptional circumstances, in which case please contact the school.
  • All homework will be completed to the best of their ability and will be handed in on time.


As a school, we believe in celebrating and recognising success, determination and a strong work ethic. Students will be rewarded with letters home, certificates and prizes. Nevertheless, achievement is not just seen as academic but also through the participation in other activities available to students during their school experience. Students should take full advantage of all the activities made available to them, where healthy competition, as well as participation is encouraged to develop friendships and teamwork. Each form group will be given the opportunity to represent as a team in events such as inter-form and sports day where students can showcase their practical abilities. Competition is not always physical and therefore students are able to compete in tutor group of the week, term and year through positive SIMS, quizzes and challenges set by the year 7 team. 

As a year group, I hope that you will meet and overcome these new challenges and strive to do your very best in all areas of school life. I am looking forward to getting to know you all and to celebrate all areas of your success.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any concerns or queries about your child’s progress via their form tutor, Miss Hedderman (ATL) or Ms. Taal (YCT) and we will do our best to assist you.

Miss Hedderman
Year 7 Achievement Team Leader

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