New Year 7 Welcome
Welcome to Bonus Pastor!
We hope that this finds you, your child and your families safe and well during this difficult and challenging time.
We're really excited to get to know you and your families, and to help induct you properly into our outstanding college.
Online Zoom Parent Meeting:
Thank you to all those of you who joined us for our online parent meeting on Wednesday 7th July. We hope it was helpful and reassuring. If you missed it or were unable to attend, or simply would like to re-watch it, please see below.
Between Now and September: Transition Newsletters
We will be emailing you each Friday with key pieces of information, activities, challenges and competitions for you and your child to complete to help you become really familiar with our school, so please do keep an eye out for these and check your Junk / Spam folder for them.
There is also a welcome video, a virtual tour of our school and some additional key information relating to uniform, meals and who to contact further down this page to help you start to get to know us.
Summer School Activities:
We are planning to run a series of Year 7 summer activities in the last full week of the summer holidays (Monday 23rd August to Friday 27th August) where we hope to invite your child in help them become familiar with us as a school. Why not check out the photos from last year's activities in the Gallery at the bottom of this page.
If you are interested in your child attending these summer activities, please can I ask that you complete the online form below to register your interest ASAP, and we will be in touch as soon as we have more details.
We would also love to hear your child's thoughts, feelings and any worries they may have. Please can they complete the short form below and we will try and address as many of these during our summer school.
In September we always pay special attention to our new Year 7s, and more so this year than ever before.
Every year we slightly stagger the start of term in September, with different year groups starting at different times, in order to allow us time to have a full induction day with Year 7s, to ensure they feel welcome and get to know our school.
Year 7s will be required in school on Friday 3rd September from 8:20am to 12:35pm in our Churchdown Site.
They will need to wear full school uniform and bring all of their equipment. They will NOT need their PE Kit.
On their first day we will have an opening House induction assembly where your child will receive their prestigious house tie. Your child will also be given ample time to get used to their new school with longer lunch breaks and class buddies to show them around.
Monday 6th September will be a normal school day with Years 8, 9 and 10 in as well and pupils will be following their new timetables.
Why not get ahead and explore our school virtually via our video tour below!
We do have 2 buildings that students need to move between, and this can be scary at first! However it's nothing to worry about, and see our short video below which walks you through the route!
There is also an additional photo guide which could be downloaded and printed out to work with your child if you find that helpful.
Please feel free to send any questions into us here at the school by contacting the Head of Year 7 Miss Stock at:
Some Other Key Website Pages To Explore:
There are so many reasons to get excited about joining us at Bonus Pastor, so why not check out a few by exploring our website, and start thinking about what you'd like to get involved in:
Still Got Questions?
Below is a "Frequently Asked Questions" page that might help to answer any questions you may still have, however if you are still unsure please email the following relevant person as per below:
We are currently planning on holiday a 1 week summer school programme for our new Year 7s to hep welcome and induct them into our school.
This will take place between Monday 23rd and Friday 27th August.
The activities are free and are designed to help your prepare for joining us in September.
Please use the link below to register your child's interest in attending.
We would also love to hear from your child about their thoughts and feelings and any worries they may have, so that we can address these during our summer school. Please can they complete the short online form here:
Please check back here for more details as our plan become finalised.
Please see our expectations and standards regarding uniform in the attached document below.
Uniform can be purchased from either, Whitehall Clothiers in Lewisham or Wearabouts Clothing in Sydenham. Please check with each store their current COVID19 arrangements. Please also order your uniform as soon as reasonably possible, as due to COVID19 there can be delays in manufacture and shipping and so stock may not always be available for immediate purchase.
Please note that for PE pupils are required to wear a BP Yellow Polo Shirt (available to purchase from Whitehall Clothiers or Wearabouts Clothing) along with a black pair of shorts, and black socks.
Pupils can also wear a black BP Jumper and plain black tracksuit bottoms if they would like to, but this is optional.
Paying for Meals
Our canteen operates a "cash less" system meaning that no money is brought into school.
On the first day in September a digital scan of your child's thumb print will be taken and linked with your account. You can then top up your child's account online with money to allow them to purchase their lunch.
Please see this year's current Menu for a guide on the food that is available and prices
Canteen Menu 2020-2021 *Prices subject to change closer to the start of the new academic year
Free School Meals
Free School Meals:
If your child is currently eligible for free school meals, please can we ask that you re-apply with Lewisham in preparation for their transition with us.
If you haven't previously been eligible, but your circumstances and family finances have recently changed, we would strongly encourage you to apply to see if you are eligible. It is free and takes 5 - 10 minutes online to complete, and could result in your child not only being eligible for free school meals, but also extra subsidies towards trips, music lessons and other activities within school. Please see the link below or downloadable document for more information.
For General Enquiries: Miss R Stock (Head of Year 7)
For enquiries about our Transition, Induction and our Summer School plans and programme: Mr N Lawrence (Assistant Head)
For Admission Enquiries: Mrs J Townsend (Admissions Officer)
For SEND Enquiries: Miss S Wise (SENDCO)
For any Safeguarding, Child Protection or Looked After Children: Mrs S Quinn (Safeguard Lead)