Bradley Stoke Community School

Y6-Y7 Transition 

We consider that successful transition depends on a range of things such as creating the right environment where students feel safe and secure, to supporting students in developing positive relationships quickly within their tutor groups and with their teachers, and for us as a school, to successfully work in partnership with parents and carers.

It is often parents and carers that worry the most and this can be because, for many of you, your time at secondary school was a long time ago and you are not sure what to expect and you will want to offer your child reassurance and support but don’t necessarily have the information to do so!  There are lots of people here to support students through this transition period and we know that they are bound to be a little bit nervous or anxious – this is perfectly normal!



"Welcome to BSCS, my name is Laura Barney and I am the Head of Year 7 (2022 - 2023).

I am sure this is an anxious time for you all as parents/carers and that you have many questions about your child starting with us in September. I want to take this opportunity to reassure you that we are busy planning our transition process for your child and we are very excited to welcome you and your family to our school community!  We will be regularly updating our website with information regarding transition and you can access this through the ‘quick links’ tab on the left, and clicking on Transition.

If you have any specific queries or concerns you would like to discuss please do not hesitate to email me at

I look forward to meeting you all personally soon.

Best wishes

Laura Barney



Transition  2022 Key Dates

Tue 24th May - Getting your child ready for transition ( Times to follow )

Wed 15th June - Parents Information Evening ( 6 - 7:30pm )

Thu 16th June  - Transition Days

Wed 6th July - Transition Days

Mon  5th Sep - Start of Term

For 2022 Starters See More Here.

Meet your Transition Team



L to R

Jacqui Gallagher -

Director of Behaviour, Attitudes and Student Support

Designated Safeguarding Lead


Cristiana Ferris - Assistant SENCo - Transition


Rachel Brace - Deputy Director of Behaviour, Attitudes and Student Support

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Head of Year Team Leader


Laura Barney  - Head of Year 7


Transition Documents for Students starting September 2021


Preparing your Child for Secondary School

Girls on Board

Boys on Board



This poem was written for our new Y7 students for their transition days this year by our very own talented student, Hannah Williams.  Inspire Believe Succeed


Enrichment and Character Education


 For information regarding Enrichment and Character Education please click the picture below. 






Uniform is now ordered through our suppliers, Monkhouse, and you can visit their local shop at Unit 1 Simmonds View, Stoke Gifford, BS34 8HR  Tel. 0117 962 0011 or order online here.   Please see below some useful documents and our BSCS Uniform policy.


Due to the change in Government Guidance, we are currently seeking an additional provider for uniform and will update you as soon as we have details of this.  In the meantime, we do offer pre-loved uniform and will be hosting a uniform sale at the parents information evening on Wednesday 15th June. 

If you have any specific uniform issues we are happy to discuss this with you so do please get in touch with us. 



We look forward to meeting
with you all very soon.

Ms Jacqui Gallagher