It is now the time of year where we begin correspondence with high school's regarding your child's transition to secondary school. One area for discussion that comes up is friendship groups. Usually, we would ask the children to write down the names of 3 children (who are going to the same secondary school - you'd be surprised 🤦♀️) they would like to be in the same form group as. These children do not need to attend The Duke of Norfolk. We then pass these names on to the secondary school, and they use these to help set their form groups for the year. We can't, unfortunately, guarantee that your child will be with all of the children they have written, but we can at least pass the information on.
This is a very good time to talk to your child about how they will be sure to make new friends and sharing your own and siblings' high school stories to help ease any nerves.
If you could please email the school (Info@dukenorfolk.derbyshire.sch.uk) ASAP with the names of the three children (if the child does not attend DofN, please be sure to include the school they attend) your child has chosen, I would be very grateful.