Information for Year 7 Parents

Year Leader:

Mr L Carter

Assistant Year Leader:

Mrs L Meek

Assembly Day:
Letters Home
Attendance Information

Mrs C Brown – 7CAB

Mr S Cleeves – 7SJC

Mrs A Downs – 7ALD

Mr D Mannion – 7DLM

Mr J Marsh – 7JCM

Mrs C May – 7CLM

Mrs S Priestman – 7SKP

Mrs H Roberts – 7HMR

Home Learning

How can parents support Home Learning?
Knowledge Organisers

Important Dates

Monday 2nd May – Bank Holiday
w/c 20th June – Years 7–10 End of Year exams (Week 1)
w/c 20th June – Years 7–10 Progress Reviews published this week
Thursday 23rd June – 3.30–7.30pm Year 7 Parents’ Evening (Virtual)
w/c 27th June – Years 7–10 End of Year Exams (Week 2)
Monday 4th July – INSET 5 – School closed to students
Friday 15th July – Sports Day
Thursday 21st July – Last day of Summer term – school finishes at 12.45pm

Extra-Curricular Clubs

Suggested Reading

At Harrow Way, we acknowledge the large body of research which indicates a correlation between reading and academic success and between reading and well-being and we encourage all our students to be readers. To this end, our Learning Resource Centre operates a library facility with thousands of fiction and non-fiction books supporting reading for pleasure and reading for purpose. Some audio fiction titles are available. There are also a wide variety of magazines.

We operate an E-book platform though Hampshire County Council and this now includes audio books too. Our Reading Cloud platform allows students to access the library catalogue, read and write book reviews, find out what new titles are available and more. Both can be accessed via the VLE. All of these are free to use. However, lost items will need to be replaced by the borrower. In addition, we run a student book group called NatterReads who meet informally most weeks over lunch to share what they are reading.

Our Learning Resource Centre Manager is able to provide recommended reading book lists for students who are reluctant or struggling readers as well as recommended book review and search websites.

On their transition day in July, our new year 7’s are provided with a Moving On reading list produced by Hampshire County Council School Library Service. These titles can be sourced through Public Libraries and are available through us from September. The titles change each year and represent a valuable opportunity to move from Primary to Secondary books and to move away from Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jacqueline Wilson and David Walliams.

Suggested Reading:

  • J.K.Rowling – Harry Potter series (magic)
  • Jenny Nimmo – Charlie Bone series (magic)
  • Cressida Cowell – Wizards of Once (magic)
  • Scarlet Thomas – Dragon’s Green (magic)
  • Anthony Horowitz – Diamond Brothers series (crime fighting with humour)
  • Anthony Horowitz – Alex Rider series (spy missions)
  • Rick Riordan – Percy Jackson series (fantasy adventure)
  • Meg Cabot (of Princess Diaries fame)
  • Frank Cottrell-Boyce (humour)
  • Tim Collins (humour)
  • Michael Morpurgo
  • Stewart Foster – Bubble Boy
  • Mimi Thebo – Dreaming the Bear
  • Hilary McKay – The Binny and exiles series
  • Kenneth Oppel – Half Brother
  • Jo Cotterill – Looking at the Stars (refugees, story telling, Hampshire Book Award Winner 2016)
  • Eva Ibbotson – Journey to the River Sea
  • Lemony Snicket – A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • C.S. Lewis (fantasy adventure)
  • Eoin Colfer
  • Julia Golding – Young Knights series, Darcie Lock series, Mel Foster series, Cat Royal series
  • Philip Pullman – Northern Lights series
  • Jonathan Meres – World According to Norm series (humour)
  • Anthony McGowan – Donut Diaries (humour)
  • Louisa May Alcott – Little Women