Welcome to The John of Gaunt School
Become part of an incredibly exciting school where every adult wants you to do brilliantly.
We expect that you are looking at this page because you are thinking about which school to go to after you succeed at your primary school – read on and feel free to look around our website! You are welcome to download a copy of our prospectus http://johnofgauntschool.org/media/2015/06/JOG-Prospectus-2015.pdf together with a copy of our admissions policy http://johnofgauntschool.org/download/admissions-policy-2016-2017/
At The John of Gaunt School we are very proud of our reputation in ensuring that students made the big jump from primary to secondary with ease. We aim to make the move as smooth as possible and also understand the worries and concerns that parents and students may have about the “unknown”.
We take children from all over West Wiltshire. Villages including Holt, Staverton, Hilperton, Dilton Marsh, West Ashton, Wingfield, North Bradley, Lavington, Westwood and many others are home to our students. While towns like Bradford on Avon, Devizes, Warminster, Westbury, Melksham and of course Trowbridge are the main places where our students live.
Within and around Trowbridge we have students from every Primary School. So whether you live in Trowbridge or in the surrounding area you will have friends who live nearby and you will make new friends who are just like you from far and wide.
Really, wherever you live you are lucky because all 8 of the secondary schools in West Wiltshire work together to make sure you get a really good education. When you are older you might even do a course at one of the other schools!
Our Transition Process
Our transition process begins in Year 6 when our Individual Learning Department staff visit primary schools and attend meetings about individual children. This helps our most vulnerable students made the move to John of Gaunt comfortably and also allows our staff to know about our students’ needs before they arrive.
In June we have 3 mornings where identified students come into school and meet our staff to help allay any worries about their move.
In May/June Mr Rhodes (Deputy Headteacher) and myself visit every student in their primary schools to talk through the process and to meet the students and their teachers. We have an excellent relationship with our Primaries and we work together to ensure that every child’s move to secondary school enables them to carry on with their learning from Key Stage 2.
For any queries related to the move from primary to secondary school then please contact Mrs Kerr at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have one member of our Pastoral team who is dedicated to looking after our new Year 7s, not only in the early days of their move to secondary school, but also throughout the rest of the year to ensure that every student is settled and feels part of our community. This care continues throughout their education and is an important factor in allowing every student to achieve their best.
We have received very positive feedback from both our parents and our students about the transition from Year 6 into Year 7.
So much to look forward to!
Loads of clubs, tons of subjects, masses of computers, lots of trips and so much fun in and out of lessons; have a look at the photo section of the website if you need convincing.
“She has become involved in some extra-curricular activities and has made some new friends – exactly what I would want to happen”.
“I was very happy. You have a well organised school. My daughter has settled in well”.
Key Dates for 2016
Year 6 Induction Day – Wednesday 29th June 2016
Open Week – Tuesday 5th July – Friday 8th July 2016 – An opportunity to look around the school during a normal working day.
Year 5 Taster Days – Wednesday 6th July – Friday 8th July 2016 – Students from all of our Primaries are invited to come in and take part in lessons and activities.