New Intake 2021

Welcome to Clyst Vale!


Introduction from Dr Bawn

For students joining us in September 2021

Please use this enquiry form if you have specific questions relating to Y6 Admissions:

Year 6 Admissions: Enquiry Form

There is a great deal of information on this page (below) which was prepared for the September 2020 intake; however, much of it will be relevant for our September 2021 students, too, and will be fully updated in the next couple of weeks.


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 Miss Izzy Matthews. You can contact her at

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

‘Essential Guide’ to Clyst Vale

The ‘Essential Guide’ contains everything you need to know about life at Clyst Vale, including: uniform, transport, student welfare and curriculum.

[New]Find 2020’s CVCC Essential Guide here

Virtual Tour

Take the Clyst Vale Community College ‘Virtual Tour’ by clicking here!

Transition materials for 2019/20:

The video (link below) was made with help from some fantastic Year 7 Ambassadors, who were happy to share their experiences and advice for starting secondary school. Access the video by clicking here:

CVCC Transition video – from our Year 7 Ambassadors

*The booklets below were published for our Sept 2020 intake – they will shortly be updated for Sept 2021.*

The following documents will help you with getting yourself organised, as well as giving you a flavour of Maths and English, with some preparatory work for you to do.

[NEW]Getting yourself organised at Clyst Vale

Y6 Maths Transition Booklet (presentation with audio)

Y6 Maths Transition Booklet (PDF – no audio)

Y6 English Transition Booklet

We ask all students and their parents to read and sign up to our Home-College agreement:

Home-College agreement – Rights Respecting School

Transition Booklet

Each year, we create a Transition Booklet which students are invited to complete and bring with them on their first day of school, to share with their tutor.  The example below is the one used for the September 2020 intake.  A new version will be issued for September 2021.

The activities within it are designed to help your child prepare for secondary school and give tutors the opportunity to get to know them better. Students may complete the booklet electronically and email it (once their Tutor is designated), write their responses on a printed version, or on separate sheets of paper.

Transition Booklet CVCC 2020

Key Dates
Event Date
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 all the things that 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.


[Alternative online resources will be made available as soon as possible.]


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.


[Alternative online resources will be made available as soon as possible.]


The events below are part of the transition package that we offer in any ordinary year.  We very much hope to be able to offer all of these opportunities to our September 2021 intake, but due to current uncertainties relating to Covid-19, we are currently keeping the programme under review.  We will advise of any changes as and when they are confirmed.
Transition Coordinator visits to feeder schools To be confirmed
Y6 Non Feeder Schools evening Thursday 17th June 2021


Information packs sent to new students To be confirmed
New Intake Induction Days Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th & Friday 9th July 2021 (all day)
New Intake Parents’ Evening Monday 12th July 2021