Will I know anyone?


Are you worried about not making friends, losing friends or maybe feeling lonely? If you said 'Yes' to any of these questions then you are not alone. This is a common worry for Year 6 students.

At Rye Hills there will be about 200 pupils in year 7.  You will be placed into one of our three colleges ‘Brunel’, ‘Shakespeare’ and ‘Newton’.

Your Tutor will see you every morning in registration and they are the main person that you will be able to get help from. At Rye Hills we have a vertical tutor system which we like to think of as a big family. The forms are made up of students in Years 7 to 10.

Each tutor group has about 24 students. There will be at least 5 students from your year group in the form. Think of the older students like big brothers and sisters!

How will forms be organised?

We ask your year 6 class teachers how we should organise you. Groups are mixed ability and a mixture of girls / boys. You may not be placed with friends from primary school, but you will know and get to know people quickly.