First Week at Secondary School for Tytherington’s New Year 7
13th September 2017

This week saw over 200 students start their school careers at Tytherington School. Mr Botwe hosted a special breakfast to ask eleven students about their experience of secondary school so far.

Tytherington School runs a series of Taster Days for Year 5 and 6 students and this has clearly helped students to settle well. William Ravenscroft from Dean Valley School said: “I already feel like I am at home already. It’s a dream coming to Tytherington School. I am looking forward to taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Young Enterprise and then going onto Sixth Form.”  William said he would like to become a Chartered Accountant when he is older!

Most of the students had come to Open Evening last September. For William Whiskard, Leah Mason, Noah Hudson and Max Smith from Hollinhey Primary School, it helped them to decide that Tytherington was the school for them. Hayden Blunn joined Tytherington from Ivy Bank Primary School. He said: “I have really enjoyed the start to the year. My favourite subject so far is German. I have been made to feel really welcome since joining the school.” Esther Bird from Park Royal Primary School added: “If ever I have found myself to be lost, a member of staff or another student has helped me to find my way to lesson.”

Headteacher, Manny Botwe, said: “It is really important that the new Year 7 feel really comfortable. We encourage the older students to look after the younger ones and invest in team-building activities for our new starters. We are really excited by what they will achieve.”