We are writing to extend a very warm welcome to you and your child. We are very much looking forward to meeting you and working with you throughout your child’s secondary education.

Here at Cressex we firmly believe that high achievement for all is our shared responsibility. As a team of staff we do all we can to help students settle into the secondary school environment, to thrive and to succeed.

As we are sure you already know each secondary school holds an induction day for Year 6 students to visit their new school in the second half of the summer term. At Cressex Community School we are holding our induction day on Tuesday 4 July 2023. You will receive more information about this in due course.

In addition, we would like to offer some further opportunities for you to get to know us better before your child starts here in September.

If you would like to visit Cressex for a school tour, with or without your child, to see the school in session, please visit this page on our website where you can find dates to book a place on a school tour.

Alternatively, if you would like to arrange an appointment to suit you individually, please feel free to do so.

Members of the school’s leadership team and support staff will be visiting each of the primary schools during the summer term to meet students who are coming to Cressex and their teachers in person. If your child has special educational needs or a disability, the school’s SEND coordinator, Mrs Weightman, will also be in contact with the primary school. Should you wish to speak to Mrs Weightman yourself, you are welcome to contact her by phone or to arrange to meet her here at school.

And finally, if you have any question or concern, do please contact us.

Yours sincerely,


Khaiam Shabbir                         Laura Hart
Headteacher                             Head of Year 7 and 8