Welcome to
Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form

We’re as excited as you are


Dear Parent/Guardian

May I extend a warm welcome to Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form.  We are very much looking forward to meeting you and your children to start a transition programme to our outstanding school ready for September 2020.

In these different times we will be carrying out this programme with you remotely via our website.

There will be a welcome for Parent’s videos available from Thursday 4 June 2020 and basic essential need to know videos from Thursday 11 June 2020. In the dedicated transition area of the website you will also be able to find links to the videos and all essential paperwork and there will be a dedicated email address for you to ask any questions (transition-tsa@yare-edu.org.uk)

We will also be talking to your Year 6 teachers over the next half term to ensure we have up to date information regarding your child.

We appreciate that transition to high school can be a worrying but an exciting time for your children.  Although this year we are unable currently to organise transition events within school we have put together a series of weekly introductory videos with activities for your child to watch and take part in to prepare them for starting at Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form.  These start from Thursday 4 June 2020 and are accessible on our website. These will run every week until Thursday 16 July 2020.

We are still hoping that we may be able to run a transition event in school at the end of July, however, if this is not possible there will be a dedicated Year 7 only start in September to ensure a successful start to the school.

There will be further communication with you in June to confirm the starting arrangements for your child’s House and Form.  I hope you and your child find the “transition – events” useful and informative and begin to feel part of Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form.

Yours faithfully

Mrs P Bignell


New September Arrangements

Starting With The Basics

Before you get started and take a look around this website please take a moment to view this video which will cover the basics of everything you need to know.

The Yare Education Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with company number 10301555. The registered office is at Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form, Laundry Lane, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 0XS. (Telephone – 01603 497711)

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