Central Foundaton Girls' School

Central Foundation Girls' School Sixth Form

Year 6 -7 transition


Welcome to all of our new Year 7 students who will join us in September 2023!  

CFGS is a very successful school and Sixth Form and we are delighted that you have made the decision to join our school community.  We expect our students to work hard and in return you will be provided with a fantastic and enjoyable education.    

These pages are dedicated to sharing important information about starting the school as a Year 7 student.  Please read the information carefully.   

In addition, we invite parents and carers to visit the school by attending the Year 6 Parent’s Evening on Thursday 22nd June 4:30-5:30pm and all students to the Transition Day on July 7th, 2023.  



In secondary school, you will be taught by teachers who are subject specialists in their field.  This means that you will move classrooms between lessons and you will quickly learn your way around the school site. 


The school day lasts from 8:40-3:10pm and is divided into 6 x 50 minute lessons with a break in the morning, form time and a 50 minute lunchtime.  The timetable operates over two weeks and often lessons are doubles, which means that they last 100 minutes.  You will see your Form Tutor for 20 minutes every day. 


Year 7 students study the following subjects: 

  • English - eight lessons a fortnight 
  • Maths - eight lessons a fortnight 
  • Science – eight lessons a fortnight 
  • Art and Design – two lessons a fortnight 
  • Computer Science – two lessons a fortnight 
  • Design Technology - three lessons a fortnight 
  • Drama – three lessons a fortnight 
  • Geography – three lessons a fortnight 
  • History - three lessons a fortnight 
  • Languages (French or Spanish) - four lessons a fortnight 
  • Music – three lessons a fortnight 
  • PE – six lessons a fortnight 
  • PSHEE – one lesson a fortnight 
  • RE- two lessons a fortnight 
  • Social Studies – three lessons a fortnight 

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 Central Essentials and Central Skills

Through these core lessons and our extra-curricular programme we enable students to develop the qualities that are known as the Central Essentials and the Central Skills.   

The Central Essentials are qualities that will help you to flourish as an individual and to respond to the challenges you will experience in life with strength and positivity: 



The Central Skills will help you develop effective learning habits and enable you to become a successful and empowered learner who can transfer these skills across all the subjects you study:  


 CFGS Uniform

School uniform gives a sense of belonging and pride in the school whilst ensuring equity amongst students. A smart appearance contributes positively to students’ attitude to work and study, and also significantly influences how the school is portrayed to the general public and our community. Full school uniform is compulsory for students in Years 7-11.  In September 2023, Year 7 students will wear a CFGS blazer with a red trim.

Please click on the image below to see full information about school uniform.


CFGS also runs a preloved uniform scheme and click here to find out more details. 

Parents Handbook 2022-23

Please see the following information booklet for parents: 

Summer Programme 

What happens at Summer School?

To ensure your daughter is ready for the challenge of Secondary School, we would like to invite her to our Summer School. This will take place for one week from Monday 24th July to 28th July 2023 - 10.00am – 3pm. CFGS Summer School is free to attend and students attending are introduced to life and learning at CFGS through a balance of inspiring lessons, games and activities. Students will take part in core lessons such as Maths, English and Science as well as other fun activities, sports and games. Every day CFGS Summer School is a learning adventure that will inspire, challenge and give your daughter the best possible start at CFGS.     

CFGS Summer School has been designed to do the following:  

Transform your daughter's transition from Primary to Secondary School by supporting her to make new friends, familiarise herself with the school and introduce her to teachers and key staff. 
Challenge your daughter as she enters Secondary School through a balance of academic and fun activities that will inspire her to be her best. 
Value your daughter as a member of the CFGS community, by providing outstanding educational opportunities and enabling her to discover how we all succeed and strive to be successful. 
Empower your daughter to take on all the challenges of life at secondary school and give her the best possible start.  

Our experience has shown us that students who participate in CFGS Summer School:

1.    Achieve more in their first academic year. 
2.    Make faster progress in Year 7. 
3.    Settle into life at Secondary School quicker. 
4.    More likely to make friends. 
5.    Feel more confident and happier at school.    

What happens next?

Attendance at CFGS Summer School not only gives your daughter the best possible start by engaging her in high quality lessons and fun activities. But it is also an opportunity to celebrate her success from Primary to Secondary by taking part in the end of week Award Ceremony. The ceremony marks your daughter’s graduation from the Summer School and is where she will be given certificates and prizes. All parents are invited to attend the ceremony that takes place at 2:30pm on Friday 28th July 2023.   

What do I need to do? 

In order to register your daughter on to our FREE CFGS Summer School, please click this link. You will need to complete all sections of the CFGS SUMMER SCHOOL 2023 FORM and submit it. An email to confirm your daughters place on the programme will be sent in the coming weeks.

 Year 6 -7 Challenge Booklet

There are many unique things about CFGS that you will enjoy.  As well as learning lots of useful knowledge and skills in your lessons, we will support you to develop into individuals who will be successful both in school and outside of it.  This is why we have five qualities that are known as the Central Essentials and we encourage you to be ambitious, independent, resilient, respectful and enquiring.     


Each Year 6 student will be given opportunity to start developing these qualities by completing a series of fun tasks throughout their summer break. See below for an electronic version on the Activities Booklet that you will also receive on Transition Day.