Updates for the start of term

Updated: Monday 23th August 2021 


Please click here to view/download a letter for the parents/carers of Year 7 students. 

A hard copy of this letter, which details plans for the start of term including Lateral Flow Testing, transport information and arrangements for the first day of Year 7,has been posted home and should arrive within the next couple of days.

Please complete the enclosed Consent Form and remember to bring this with you when your child is tested on Monday, 6th September. 



We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding while our transport providers worked to confirm the routes and timings of school bus services for the new academic year.

This process has now been completed and our Transport Guide (containing full timetables for all bus services serving the school) can be viewed/downloaded here: Transport Guide 2021-2022



Year 7 First Day

As stated in the information sent home in July, Year 7's first day of school will be on Wednesday, 8th September. Students should aim to arrive at school by no later than 8.40am and meet on the steps outside the main reception at the front of school.  



At the current time, we anticipate that secondary schools will be asked to deliver on-site Lateral Flow Testing in September. The preparations that schools and colleges are advised to take are subject to further public health advice but, at this stage, we expect to offer your child two supervised tests on-site before they continue regular twice-weekly testing at home.

The first testing session for Year 7 students will take place on Monday, 6th September. Your child will need to attend school for the duration of their test only. You will need to bring your child for their appointment and wait to take them home straight afterwards.

The second testing session for Year 7 will take place on Thursday, 9th September during the normal school day. 

Further information about how this day will work, including appointment times and instructions for issuing consent, are being posted home and should reach you during the week commencing 23/08/21. 





Transition pack

As of Thursday 15th July 2021, Transition Packs are in the post and on the way home.   

Each pack contains a number of documents, with comprehensive information about the school and the transition process, which should hopefully answer any questions you may have about our school.

Digital copies of some of the documents for the 2021 - 2022 academic year are now available to view/download below.

Digital downloads of Transition Pack documents

Please click the links to view/download




Cashless Catering / ParentPay / Free School Meals brochure 


Systems and Communications brochure 


Data and Consent Pack 

These should be completed and returned to school as soon as possible, but by Friday 30th July at the latest. Thank you. 


Steady Schoolwear Information - Help with purchasing school uniform 

Hard copy packs, posted home, also include:

• Personalised student letter

• ParentPay unique activation code

• Return envelope for Data and Consent pack.

If any of these items are missing from your packs, please contact the school.


Transport (School Buses) UPDATE

At the time of going to publication, bus timetables for the new academic year are still being finalised by the relevant travel companies.

A digital copy of the school's Transport Guide - containing timetables for all routes - will be released on the website during the summer holidays.

Please keep your eye on this page and the main home page for updates. 




If you have any questions or concerns about the transition process, please contact:

Head of Year 7 - Miss Z Wiseman

Progress Leader KS3 - Mrs A Monaghan

Special Educational Needs and Learning Support Coordinator - Mrs E McCreaddie



Video: What is life like at Withernsea High School?

Under normal circumstances, all Year 6 students would have been invited in to school for two full days of fun and activities which would have offered them a taste of high school life. Sadly, due to the current situation, we were clearly unable to deliver things as usual this year. However, that doesn't mean that they will miss out!

Some of you may have visited our school before and seen a glimpse of what life is like for our students and staff, whereas others may have been looking forward to their first visit. Whether you're familiar with the school or not, we hope you enjoy the following video which highlights some of the many things we do here at Withernsea High School.