Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have been unable to follow our usual transition pathways, however, we have made changes to accommodate all our new starters and ensure you have all the information you need. This will include a dedicated welcome day for Year 7 on the first day back in September and further contact with pupils and parents before the end of the summer term.  We are very much looking forward to welcoming you in September.

The video below has been created with the help of our current Year 7 pupils and aims to alleviate any worries or concerns your child may have about starting high school:


My name is Mrs Deluce and I am really looking forward to meeting you in September.  

My job is to help you settle into Archbishop Temple School as smoothly as possible and become a happy and confident member of our school community. I expect that you will be feeling very excited about the opportunity to experience new subjects, new activities and make new friends. Your teachers can’t wait to welcome you and help you achieve your full potential. You may also be feeling a little nervous as you prepare to move schools. This is absolutely normal, but once you join us you will soon become familiar with your new surroundings and you will find all the teachers and older pupils to be very friendly and welcoming.

Although the transition process has had to be a little different this year, the first day in September is fully devoted to our Year 7 students and will give you time to get to know our school buildings, each other and key members of staff.

If your parents have any questions that have not been answered in this section of the website, they should not hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to answer them k.deluce@archbishoptemple.com. We are delighted that you will be joining us in September and can’t wait for you to start the next stage of your education at Archbishop Temple School.

Update (18th June 2020) 

Your child's form tutor, from September 2020, will contact you and your child from the week beginning 22nd June 2020. 

Important Documentation

Please take time to look through these documents. They contain a lot of important information you will need before your child starts with us in September. 

Starting at Archbishop Temple School - Important Documentation


Preparing for High School

Preparing for high school can be a daunting feeling, so our staff have created some activities and resources to support you. We have focused in particular on the areas and subjects that will be newest to you. 

Preparing for High School


Other Useful Links and Information

Aims and Ethos

Study skills

School calendar


County Council’s School and Transport Information

Following consultation with parents and carers, Governors met to review all of the comments and decided to proceed with the proposed change to the school day from September 2020. The details are outlined in the document below. 

These changes will now be finalised with the school bus providers. Despite the change to the structure of the school day, we will continue to be open from 7am to 4.30pm each day. (Our school library will be supervised from 2.45pm to 4.30pm from Monday to Thursday every week during term time.)

School Day from September 2020

We look forward to working alongside you and your child.

Miss K. Deluce

Year 7 Transition Coordinator