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Year 7 Transition 2023

We are delighted that your child will be joining us here at Backwell School in September 2023

This webpage contains lots of important information about your child’s transition to the school which we hope will be a smooth and enjoyable experience.

Please take a few moments to read the communications we send you, the documents below and the rest of our website to familiarise you and your child with life at Backwell School. 

Induction Day - Tuesday 4 July 2023

As part of our transition programme for students joining Year 7 at Backwell, we are holding our Induction Day on Tuesday 4 July 2022 9.00am-2.45pm.  Children will take part in a range of taster activities and meet key members of staff as well as finding out what tutor group they are in.

Our Educational Support Department will run a further additional induction session for vulnerable students (as identified by their primary school). Those selected for this will be contacted directly by our Education Support Team.

Parents’ Induction Information Evening

New Year 7 parents are invited to an Induction Information Evening from 6.00pm on Thursday 6 July 2023.


Tutor Groups



Virtual Tour of Backwell School


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Uniform Guidance and other Key Documents

Please use the documents below to find out more about our uniform expectations, the School Charter, and a copy of recent communications sent to new parents.

Second-hand uniform sale

The Backwell School Association (BSA) will be holding a second-hand uniform sale on Thursday 6 July 4.00-5.45pm. This will take place in our Sixth Form Theatre, prior to the induction session for parents (detailed above). Items are £5 each and cash or card payments can be accepted; all proceeds will go to the BSA which is the PTA charity raising money for Backwell School.  Please make sure you leave plenty of time to attend so you do not miss the induction presentation. Items are first come first served and we suggest measuring your child in advance so you know what size they will need. 

Click here to view a video from Price and Buckland on how to measure you child for their school uniform.


Explore 2023

SHINE will be holding three days of activities here on the school site during the summer holidays: Monday 24 - Wednesday 26 July. These activities will be exclusively for those joining us in Year 7 in September 2023. The children will be encouraged to try new activities, make new friends and increase their confidence before joining us in September.

The cost will be approximately £95.00 per child for all 3 days. Please note that places are limited to 120 pupils.

Full details, including the booking process, will be emailed to Year 6 parents very soon! 

Further Communications to follow

We will be contacting parents again over the coming weeks and months with reminders and further information including:

  • Information on booking processes for Explore 2023
  • Information on applying for Music Lessons
  • Information on applying for Out of Catchment Coach Services (for those living in Bristol and Long Ashton)