Year 7

Each individual subject page contains information concerning what is studied in this subject in Year 7. This includes useful links for parents to support their children with learning at home. All Year 7 students are expected to use their knowledge organiser (electronic file can be found below) for independent study at home. It contains key facts and information, which students need to know thoroughly in order to make good progress. Should you require further information, please contact us either by emailing the curriculum leader directly, or by using the 'Contact Us' form on this website.

We are proud of our robust transition process which helps students joining the school in Year 7 to feel confident and well-adjusted on their first day at Allerton Grange. For more details about our transition programme, please see the Transition page in School Information.

The Arts and Technology are studied on a 6 week carousel for students in Year 7. This means that students will get a taster of Art, Music and Drama as well as Product Design, Food Technology and Product Design.

Students are encouraged to take part in extracurricular activities to add value to learning and widen their involvement in the school community. Joining an after school club is also a good way of making new friends.

Year 7 assemblies take place on Monday mornings 8.50am – 9.10am, in place of normal registration with form tutors. Assemblies cover a range of key messages, some special events and speakers linked with areas covered through the Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum. Every half term Rewards Assemblies take place to recognise achievements from individuals and groups.

We follow the school’s Policy for Positive Discipline which allocates achievement and behaviour points to students. Points can lead to prizes or special trips whereas behaviour points issued for breaking school rules can lead to detentions or more serious sanctions.

Year 7 Key contacts

Mr Chris Donlon - Assistant Headteacher and Key Stage 3 Director

Mrs Leanne Hosty – Progress and Welfare Leader for Key Stage 3 and Transition Manager

Ms Jen Green – Progress and Welfare Manager for Year 7

Mr Phil Derych – Progress and Welfare Coach for Year 7

In addition, there is a large team of coaches and support staff in the Behaviour and Welfare base who are on hand throughout the day to help with a range of pastoral care needs.

All Behaviour and Welfare staff are on hand to support students and families. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with one of the team if you require support or advice. We aim to create good working relationships between school and home by working together to support students to achieve their full potential.

Curriculum Booklet
Beyond the curriculum
Year 7 Knowledge Organiser
"An inclusive school that is focused on providing the best education for its students"
- Prospective Parent
“Excellent facilities, improving school”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Very impressed with the sports facilities"
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Staff are passionate and committed to developing and improving"
- Parent
“Impressed with the consistent enthusiasm of the teaching staff when discussing feedback”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
"Pupils look smart and are well engaged in their lessons"
- Prospective Parent
“I especially liked the Science and Maths departments”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
“Driven leadership, confident pupils. Staff friendly and open to discussing subjects and needs of my child”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"So pleased that both my children are at a school, where the performing arts (and other arts) are such a priority."
- Parent
"Fantastic student ambassadors who are a credit to the school."
- Prospective Parent
"Strong leadership and motivation with an emphasis on progress"
- Parent
“Welcoming staff, friendly, confident students and excellent facilities”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
“Great facilities. Dedicated and enthusiastic staff”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Thank you for making my daughter's first year with you such a good one. We are impressed with how she has settled in and grown as a person throughout the year"
- Year 7 Parent
"Safe, Supportive, Diverse"
- Local Authority Representative
"A great learning environment; light, bright and spacious classrooms, clean and well organised."
- Prospective Parent
“Great opportunity to meet staff and gain greater depth of my child’s achievement”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
“Clean, bright, vibrant learning space”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"I have observed behaviour that illustrates strong team bonds between teams within the school; again another positive feature about the school culture engendered"
- Parent
"I am so pleased with the School Gateway app. Every day I can see any achievement and behaviour points my daughter gets and she knows that I’ll discuss it with her; it encourages her to do well."
- Year 8 Parent
"An open and welcoming atmosphere - very useful being allowed to look at teaching and learning"
- Prospective Parent
“It was good to speak to his form tutor and hear about what is happening in class”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
“Friendly staff, well-behaved kids”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"I have observed behaviour that illustrates strong team bonds between teams within the school; again another positive feature about the school culture engendered"
- Parent
"I applaud the focus on rewarding good behaviour. My son feels appreciated and recognised at Allerton Grange; we're all so proud."
- Year 8 Parent
"The reward and behaviour system is clear, well enforced and has positive results!"
- Parent
“Excellent feedback, we’re very happy with progress so far”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018