Questions answered by our Pupil Leadership Team. Year 6 pupils can ask our Pupil Leadership Team a question about Malet Lambert using this form.
The school will write to you in the summer term. This letter will tell you your form tutor name, and your house. You'll then know which tie to buy!
You will have 5 lessons per day, each an hour long with a 15 minute break after your second lesson. At lunchtime, you will have 20 minutes in your form room and 40 minutes of lunch break. The order of whether you will have form or lunch first can vary due to house assemblies and your year group. However, year 7's usually have lunch first.
Homework is nothing to get stressed or worried about and you will always get all the support you need when completing homework. Although we can not put an exact number on how much homework you will be receiving, expect to get one piece of homework a week for each subject. However, this will vary depending on subjects and groups.
When you arrive at Malet, you will be given both a timetable and a planner. Your planner is to help keep track of your progress and homework and has information pages in it too. You will be shown how to use your planner with the help of your teachers and form tutor. Your timetable will show you each lesson and where to go. Each room has a room number which will help you find your way around the school. Your form tutor will teach you what the numbers for the rooms mean, helping you to find the room you're looking for with ease as the numbers can direct you to what floor and building your lesson is in.
We have a vast range of activities available for you to access at Malet which apply to most subjects. A full list of clubs will be shown to you by your form tutor and will be kept somewhere in your form for you to view. From sporting clubs to debate team, there are many clubs that may spark your interest. In addition to this, there are many house competitions for you to participate in which occur throughout the year aswell as an annual summer production for those who have a passion for drama - and let's not forget sports day either.
There are 6 houses: Bluejay, Chevron, Crown, Eagle, Lion and Rose.The house system is in place so that we can have competitions and also friendly rivalries within school, including Sports Day. It is also in place so that staff and pupils can identify which form and house they are in. This is done through the colour of your tie. You will have regular House assemblies led by your Head of House.
There is a Year 7 football team; for both boys and girls. You will train each week on the 3G and games will be arranged regularly. If you are interested in the team, make sure you go to training each week. There are also many other sports teams that you can become a part of and Malet Lambert is very proud of it's sporting achievements.
Bike security at Malet Lambert is exceptional, however, we do advise for you to bring a bike lock for extra security, and of course, a helmet - especially during the winter months. There are multiple areas where you can leave your bike such as our bike shed - which is locked during the day - or towards the back of the school next to the field on the bike rack. Personal property such as bicycles remain the responsibility of the owner however, and Malet Lambert bears no responsibility for items brought onto the site.
We teaching programming using Python at Malet. We also use software packages such as Scratch to teach programming concepts.
Each 'Be Malet Ready!' activity will have a different submission method. The first activity is to be held onto until pupils meet their form tutor. One of the next activities will be automatically submitted electronically and future activities may require no submission at all. We are not in the position where we can produce a workbooklet as the activities are not developed yet, but we want pupils to begin now.
Welcoming Year 6 pupils to our school during the transition period is one of our favourite parts of the year. Unfortunately, with the current climate we will not be able to carry out our traditional "transition days" for our new year 7 pupils. This means that the planned Transition Days (July 6th-8th) and the Parents Evening (16th July) will not take place.
Steady School & Sportswear assure us that they have plenty of uniform in stock. They are asking parents/carers to make orders online and they wlll distribute as soon as they can have staff in. You may wish to wait until you know which tie to order or if you are unsure of sizes.
You will not be able to do this until we have sent you the details of your child’s tutor group and house. This will be in June.
We no longer group on friendships for tutor groups as the structure of the school day has changed and pupils are spending short periods of time within these groups per day. Your child will spend their day in multiple different groupings for each subject and also tutor time. This gives Year 7 pupils a greater opportunity to mix with other children and form new friendships. We review our processes and system regularly and this system of grouping has been in place since 2018. We have had no issues or negative feedback from Year 7 pupils that have been grouped in this way. We do try to work with families if they feel there is a specific reason for their child to be 'kept away' from another pupil where possible, for example, due to negative experiences at primary school.
Fingerprints are normally collected as part of the transition days, however in the current climate these cannot take place. Food payments can be made by cards issued to pupils or by fingerprints. Cards will be used where fingerprints cannot be used or are not registered.
Trousers and skirts purchased from our supplier, Steady School & Sportswear come with the required logo already applied. For parents that wish to shop elsewhere for trousers/skirts, we offer a number of sessions over the Summer holidays for the uniform to be checked and have the logo applied. These dates are unconfirmed at present but we will communicate these to parents as soon as we have them.
We hope to allocate tutor groups and houses and communicate these to pupils in June.
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One of the key ways to prepare is to develop their independence skills. Our “Be Malet Ready” activities will really help with this so please encourage your child to complete them.
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