We are very excited to welcome you and your child to the Cockburn community.
This page contains links to all of the relevant information needed to begin life at Cockburn School.

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Letter to parents/carers of all students – September start letter 22.7.2021
CLICK HERE to read a letter to parents/carers of all students from the Executive Headteacher and Head of School– 22.7.2021

Click here to read parent/carer Transition Letter 14.4.2021

Please read all of the information carefully before submitting your details via our online admissions site. All parents/carers will receive a password to log in.  The username and password will be emailed to the email address that we have on record. Please contact school directly via transition@cockburnschool.org or via phone on 0113 2719962 if you do not have internet access to complete this online form and require a paper copy.

CLICK HERE to go to the student admission site and submit your details.

Key Staff:
Mrs V Armitage – Assistant Headteacher responsible for Transition between KS2 and KS3
Mrs R Ellerby – Director of Year 7
Mrs S Simpson – Head of Year 7

Key dates:
New Intake Parent/Carer Evening for parents/carers of  new Year 7 (2021-22):
Tuesday 20th July – 5.30pm

Year 7 start date in September at Cockburn School:

Monday 6th September: Closed to all students – Professional Development Day.

Tuesday 7th September:
On-site lateral flow testing. Please note that after your child has had this first test, they will go straight home.
Year 7: 8:30am – 10:30am

Wednesday 8th September:
School will start for Year 7 only at 8:25am, students can access the building from 8:00am

Thursday 9th September:
Normal school resumes for ALL students arriving via the normal student entrance with the following arrival times:
Year 7 – 8:25am

Friday 10th September:
All students arrive for 8:25am. Students can access the building from 8:00am.

Summer School Details

The summer school runs for two weeks.

Week 1 – Monday 9th August – Friday 13th August

Week 2 – Monday 16th August – Friday 20th August

Please can parents / carers ensure students attend their allocated weeks. Please note – All places have been allocated and we cannot accept any more applications.

The summer school will run from 10am – 3pm. Staff will meet students on arrival at the main school entrance and guide direct students to the registration point in the atrium.

Students should wear casual clothing suitable to the weather forecast as there will be a range of indoor and outdoor activities during each day.
Piercings should not be worn.

Students will be provided with breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. There is no charge for this.

 Phone / Valuables
Students should ensure mobile phones are not visible during the summer school. We would also discourage students from bringing any other valuable items. The school does not take any responsibility for any losses / damage to items.

All of the specific information you need to prepare for life at Cockburn School can be found by clicking the pages below.

Click here to read a message to new parents/carers from the Executive Headteacher

Click here to view a range of transition home learning actvities. (Opens in a new tab) Any completed work should be emailed to transition@cockburnschool.org 

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about starting at Cockburn School

Click here for E-Safety advice (Opens in a new tab)

Click here for Uniform Info. (Opens in a new tab)
Please be aware if your child is staring with us in September you must purchase uniform via our online shop and not ParentPay.
Your child will be allocated a ParentPay account when they start with us in September for all future purchases.

All purchases should be made through this process and ‘click and collect’ slots will be emailed to parents/carers for collection.

CLICK HERE to view our school uniform sizing guide.

Click here for information about Lockers.

Click here for Catering Info – The menus showing are for the Summer Term 2021 – there will be a new menu for the Autumn Term.
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Click here for our Home/School Agreement
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CLICK HERE to view some of our school facilities including our dining and outdoor spaces, sports facilities and the entrance to the school.