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The Piggott School

A Church of England Academy

Year 6 to 7 Transition

Are you starting at The Piggott School in September 2021?  If so, we hope you are as excited to meet us as we are to meet you.

Saying goodbye to your primary school and moving to a bigger school with many more students can be a daunting prospect for many students. It is important to us that your transition to The Piggott School is enjoyable, and although you cannot experience the things many other students before you have been afforded, we will still do our best to ensure that your transfer to The Piggott School is as smooth and memorable as possible. 


A letter was sent out to parents on the 16th July regarding changes to the start of term, a copy of this letter is available at the bottom of this page. Secondary schools have been asked by DfE to set up onsite asymptomatic testing centres for the return of children in September. The current plan means each child can have two lateral flow tests before starting onsite lessons. Children will be asked to take two lateral flow tests, three to five days apart. Testing is optional, consent forms will be sent out to parents during the summer holidays. 

Friday 3rd September - First lateral flow test

Wednesday 8th September - Second lateral flow test

Thursday 9th Septepmber - On site lesssons start

Should the DfE guidance change over the holidays, we will update and communicate this to parents.


The Induction Evening will not be held in person this year. In lieu of this, we are pleased to present some pre-recorded videos with a welcome message and key information from:

  •  Mr Derren Gray, Headteacher sharing our vision and values, and the opportunities you will have at The Piggott School.

  • Mrs Rebecca Alexander, Deputy Headteacher discussing safeguarding and our expectations of students.
  • Mrs Vicky Knopp, Head of Year 7 discussing what you can expect on your first day of school.
  • Mrs Katie Hopkins, Head of P.E. sharing important information about the PE kit for 2021-22 and after school clubs.





Below we have provided you with a series of videos including:

  • Our welcome video  a reminder of the things you have to look forward to when you start secondary school in September

  • A virtual tour of the school site

  • A welcome message from our Headteacher, Mr Gray

  • An Introduction by your Head of Year 7, Ms Vicky Knopp who is very keen to meet you all





Please see details of the school uniform and how to purchase here. As you may be aware we operate a “House” system within the Piggott School. The sweatshirts have different coloured logos to represent the Houses. Parents will have received a letter informing them of the House that they will join so that the correct colour can be purchased. Please see the below leaflets on current arrangments to buy uniform from our suppliers Stevensons and Different Class (PE kit)


You will find a list of recommended equipment in the information booklet and letters sent to you in the post.

Calculators for maths

A scientific calculator will be useful for all students. The recommended calculator is the Casio fx-83GTX, available here for instance:

Full price £14.99 but currently on offer at £9.99. Available in dark grey, blue and pink.