Cleeve School

Transitions FAQ

Where do I find my admissions form?

Your admissions form was included in the transition pack which was sent out to your home address via your child's primary school or by post during w/c 22nd May 2023.  If you did not receive an admissions form please contact

How do I complete the admissions form?

Guidance on completing the admissions form can be found here.

What is the deadline for return of the admissions form?

Your form must be returned to the school by 30th June.  Please use the stamped addressed envelope provided or return directly to school reception.

When are the new student induction days?

Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th July.  Your child will be invited to Cleeve School for two days to join our current Year 7 students.  They will have an opportunity to meet other students within their Tutor Group and College, and to experience some lessons within core departments.  Students should arrive at the main entrance at Cleeve School at 9.00am on Monday 3rd July.  The day will end at 2.45pm. We ask that all students make their own transport arrangements to and from school.  Students should wear their primary school uniform and bring a packed lunch and drink with them.  Students should also wear trainers/sports footwear on both days.

When is the Parents Information Evening?

All new parents are invited to join us at the Information Evening on Monday 3rd July from 5.00-7.00pm where you will be able to attend a presentation with our Head of School (KS3) and the Year 7 Team.  You will also have the opportunity to meet some of the Year 7 Tutors, Pastoral Team and other Year 7 parents/guardians.  Please note this event is split into two sessions according to your child's College as follows:
Attenborough & Holmes: 5.00-5.45pm  
Nightingale, Rowling & Shackleton: 6.15-7.00pm

What date will my child start at Cleeve School?

Our Year 7 students will join us on Wednesday 6th September.  The first few days of school are attended by only our Year 7 and Year 12 students.  This helps our new students have time to orientate the school site before the other students return later in the week.  We look forward to seeing you in September.

How do I find out if my child is eligible for Free School Meals?

Your child may be entitled to a Free School Meal if you are entitled to receive one of the following:
• Income Support, Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
• Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
• The Guaranteed element of Pension Credit
• Child Tax Credit providing you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190.
• Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
• Universal Credit – your household imcome must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
• registering is free and confidential
• taking up the meal is recommended but is not compulsory
• a cashless payment systems for school food has been introduced which helps to reduce the perceived stigma associated with free school meals
• a child may receive additional help as a result of being registered, for example help with the cost of music lessons or school trips
• registering a child for free school meals will bring more money to their school

How do I apply for Free School Meals?

To make sure your child doesn’t miss out, apply at: or contact the Free School Meals Team for advice and support