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Settling In

Upon acceptance of a place at Halliford School, your son will be invited to forthcoming School events.

Year 7 Taster Day

The Year 7 Taster Day takes place in June. This day will give boys a great opportunity to spend a day at Halliford School prior to them starting in September. They will meet their form tutors, together with their new class peers. They will embark on a variety of taster lessons and will experience for the first time the true Halliford community. Parents are also invited on this day, for refreshments and a presentation in the Theatre by the Headmaster.

“A very big thank you for a fantastic introduction to the school this morning. Our son was (understandably) nervous, but came out on cloud 9 about his morning with you all. It was so lovely to see him so excited and he has made a couple of friends already. Many thanks for all of the work you have put into organising these taster sessions for them, he is very excited to start his new chapter in September.” – New Year 7 Parent

“Our son came out absolutely beaming from ear to ear and he is really looking forward to starting in September.” – New Year 7 Parent

“My son came home exhausted and so so happy to be a Hallifordian next year!” – New Year 7 Parent

Year 7 Sports Morning

The Year 7 Sports Morning takes place on the last Saturday before the beginning of the autumn term in September. This is run by the PE staff. It is not just an event for those boys who are good at games; it is as much a social occasion for boys to meet and for the PE Department to get to know the names of our new boys as soon as possible. Parents are also welcome to stay to observe their sons whilst enjoying refreshments served by the School’s PTA. This morning has always proven to be a great success for boys, even those who have never touched a rugby ball. Parents have commented on how they have enjoyed the opportunity in getting to know other parents before the autumn term begins.

“My son thoroughly enjoyed Saturday despite being new to rugby. He didn’t want to take his rugby kit off when he came home so he is already a proud Hallifordian!” – New Year 7 Parent

“We just wanted to say thank you to you and the team for organising such a fantastic sports morning on Saturday – such a great way for the boys to start their first term at Halliford! As parents, we really enjoyed the opportunity to meet fellow Year 7 parents. – New Year 7 Parent

“Fantastic event on Saturday morning, well organised and my son thoroughly enjoyed it!” – New Year 7 Parent

“My son was ready by 11.30am (2.30pm start). Loved it.” – New Year 7 Parent

“A great morning and a lovely way to ease into new friendships. My son loved it, thank you.” – New Year 7 Parent

New Students’ Day

Parents and boys are invited to the School the day before the autumn term begins. This event gives the boys another opportunity to meet their form tutor and their class peers. They will be given a tour of School to familiarise themselves again with their new surroundings. In the afternoon, parents will have the opportunity to meet the teaching staff informally whilst refreshments are being served.

Year 9 Taster Day

The Year 9 Taster Day takes place in the summer term prior to entry. Boys are invited to take part in a Business Enterprise activity for the whole day. This will help boys to familiarise them with the School, to meet their new class peers and help them ease in to senior school life at Halliford.

“Thank you, our son had a fabulous morning and can’t wait to join you in September.” – New Year 9 Parent

New Boys Pre-Season Rugby Training

New Year 9 boys will be invited to attend pre-season rugby training sessions. These sessions take place during August, prior to the start of the autumn term. The PE Department encourages boys to attend these sessions, to give them the opportunity again to meet with their new peers. The PE staff also use this opportunity to get to know our new boys’ names before the start of term.

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