Transition - New Year 7s

Hello, Year 6 families!

We are really looking forward to welcoming you to Cheltenham Bournside School in September - you've made a great choice! Our Transition webpage is where you can find out what it is like to be a part of our wonderful school. We will be sharing the details of our Transition Week, our expectations of Year 7 students, uniform information, important dates and lots more.

From April, you will receive a monthly Transition Bulletin via email, sent to the parent/guardian email address we have on record. This will also be shared on this webpage.

Lottie, our school welfare dog, belongs to me. She is a popular part of our pastoral team and has a calming influence on many students (of all ages!) and works with individual students and small groups, always raising a smile.

If you'd like to get in touch, please email We'd be happy to help.

We cannot wait to meet you!

Sally Groves

Assistant Headteacher, DSL and Transition Lead


Key transition dates

Keep these key diary dates somewhere safe to help you plan for a successful transition!

Tuesday 18 April
Return of Student Enrolment Form (sent to the email address provided on your application before Easter)
Throughout May
In school year 6 visits
w/c 19 June
House allocations
Monday 26 June
Parent Information Evening
  • Attenborough, Frank and Hawking families (5.45pm - 6.30pm)
  • Owens, Parks and Rowling families (7.00pm - 7.45pm)
Thursday 29 June
Head of House Coffee Morning (10.15am - 11.30am)
  • Attenborough, Frank and Hawking families
Friday 30 June
Head of House Coffee Morning (10.15am - 11.30am)
  • Owens, Parks and Rowling families
Monday 3 July - Friday 7 July
Transition Week
Wednesday 6 September
First day at Cheltenham Bournside School (Year 7 & 12 only)

Please note: The Parent Information Evening and Head of House Coffee Mornings are split into two groups. You will find out which House your child has been allocated in the week commencing 19 June. Please then check the timings for your House group events.


Save the date: Transition Week is w/c Monday 3rd July! 

All new Year 7s are invited to join us for a brilliant transition week at the beginning of July (Monday 3rd - Friday 7th July). You will get to explore your new school, meet teachers and your tutor group, and take part in a range of learning experiences, including interactive lessons, an inclusive sports afternoon, and a music showcase.

Please note that primary schools are aware of Transition Week and there is no action for parents/carers to take at this stage.


At Cheltenham Bournside School we expect the highest standards from our students and this includes their personal presentation and preparation for the school day. Our uniform gives Bournside school its identity and it is worn with pride. To maintain high standards, our uniform guides clearly outline our expectations to ensure every student feels part of our community, are equipped and ready to learn, and make the best impression to everyone they meet. 

Uniform Guidance (2023-24)

Visual Uniform Guide (2023-24)

Update May 2023: Please note that Universal Uniform has recently announced its closure. All uniform is now supplied via Monkhouse Schoolwear.

Bournside School values

We are...

We aim for the very best in all we do


We have enquiring minds and are not afraid of challenge


We celebrate everyone's effort and achievement


We persevere to achieve our goals and aspirations


We care about each other and believe in equality and kindness


We make a positive difference to each other's lives

We are proudWe are purposefulWe are supportiveWe are ambitiousWe are curiousWe are respectful