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Year 7 Transition 2024

We are delighted that your child will be joining us here at Backwell School in September 2024

This webpage contains lots of important information about your child’s transition to 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 2 July 2024

As part of our transition programme for students joining Year 7 at Backwell, we are holding our Induction Day on Tuesday 2 July 2024, 9.00 am -2.45 pm.  Children will take part in a range of taster activities and meet key members of staff, and they will also find out what tutor group they are in.

Our Educational Support Department will run an 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 6.00 pm on Thursday 4 July 2024.

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 4 July, 4.30 pm - 6.00 pm. 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 read about our Uniform and Equipment expectations

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


Explore 2024

SHINE will be holding three days of activities here on the school site during the summer holidays: Wednesday 24 - Friday 26 July. These activities will be exclusively for those joining us in Year 7 in September 2024. 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 £98.00 per child for all three 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 2024
  • Information on applying for Music Lessons
  • Information on applying for Out of Catchment Coach Services (for those living in Bristol and Long Ashton)