New Intake


Welcome to Clyst Vale, if you are going to be joining us as a student or parent we hope the following information will be helpful.

The person responsible for coordinating your move from Primary to Secondary School is Meghan McConnachie. You can contact her at

Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) is Gaby Long. If you had a need to contact her, she can be reached at  She liaises directly with the Primary School SENCos regarding pupils with Special Educational Needs.


Our transition programme for 2018/19:

Event Dates
Open Evening

Come along to our Open Evening to see what CVCC has to offer. This is an evening to investigate all areas of the college and speak to the teachers in their departments. It is an opportunity to see what we are so proud of at CVCC. The event starts at 6pm in the Hall with an introduction by the Principal, Kevin Bawn. If you are unable to get here for 6pm, this will be repeated at 7pm.

Wednesday 26 September 2018 6pm – 8.30pm
Year 6 Pupils Open Week

Your opportunity to visit CVCC during a normal school day, visit lessons, speak to pupils and get a guided tour around the college.  We look forward to seeing you there!

To arrange an appointment, please contact Claire Phillips at or phone on 01392 461407.

Monday 1 October to Friday 5 October 2018

10am – 11.25am each day

Visits to Primary Schools

Meghan McConnachie (Transition Coordinator) and some Year 7 pupils will visit the Year 6 pupils transferring to CVCC and share some information with them.

End of the Spring Term and the beginning of the Summer Term.
Distribution of Information pack

This contains information about our School communication system, school information, uniform & the cashless catering system.
Several of these documents need to be returned to Clyst Vale Community College on the first day of New Intake in July 2018.

End of May 2019


Information Packs for Year 6 Students and their Parents/Carers

We will be sending out an information pack for you just before the May half term break.

This pack contains documents for your information and documents which you need to complete and return to the College during the New Intake Days – 3-5 July 2019.

w/c 3 June 2019


Non-Feeder School Pupils’ Evening 

This is for pupils and their parents/carers, who are starting at Clyst Vale in Year 7 in September 2019 from schools outside our catchment. It gives the pupils the opportunity to meet other students in the same position.

This event starts at 6.00pm and will take about an hour.

We will have some of this year’s Year 7 students coming to help, who were all in the same position last year.

A separate letter is sent out, about 2 weeks before the event inviting you to attend.  You can confirm your attendance by emailing Claire Phillips () or by telephoning on 01392 463919.

We look forward to meeting you then!

Wednesday 12 June 2019

6.00 pm

In the Post-16 block.


New Intake Days

Students will work with their new Tutors and experience life at Clyst Vale

Wednesday 3 July – Friday 5 July 2019

Meet in the main hall at 8.50am

Parents’ Evening for Year 6 Students This gives parents the opportunity to meet the tutor responsible for their pastoral care during their time at CVCC and their Head of School.


This starts at 6pm in the Main Hall. You then go to your child’s tutor base to meet with the tutors. After this, there is an opportunity to have a cup of tea or coffee and have a chat with members of staff.

Monday 8 July 2019


In the Main Hall