New Intake

Important dates for students starting Year 7 in September 2022

Open Evening: Thursday 23rd September 2021.  Please EITHER arrive at 6pm or 7pm. 

Due to Public Health England Covid-19 advice, we are asking all parents and carers to book their visit in advance by contacting Mrs Claire Phillips.


Telephone: 01392 463919

Open Week: Monday 27th September 2021 to Friday 1st October 2021, 10am-11.30am

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 Ms Zoe Brotherton. 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.

Year 7 Ambassador videos

Check out these videos of our Year 7 ambassadors talking about different aspects of life at secondary school including uniform, sport, and advice for the first day.

Message from Izzy Matthews – Transition CoordinatorUniform and equipmentSchool day routine
Food and the canteenHomework and plannersPraise and behaviour
Schools system and ATHOSSport, clubs and libraryAdvice on what to expect on the first day

Please find links below to a Maths, English, and transition booklet. Students can work through the activities in these booklets to prepare for their move to secondary school. You should bring any completed work with you in September to show your teachers and tutor.

English transition booklet 2021

Maths transition booklet 2021

Transition Booklet CVCC 2021

‘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]CVCC Essential Guide 2021-22

Virtual Tour

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

Key Dates
Event Date
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 These have taken place remotely, via Microsoft Teams.
Y6 Non Feeder Schools evening Regrettably, the decision has been made to cancel.
Information packs sent to new students Week of 7th June 2021.
New Intake Induction Days A Year 7 Transition Day on Tuesday September 7th will take place, with full details to follow.

This is in place of the days that usually happen at the end of the summer term.

New Intake Parents’ Evening Regrettably, the decision has been made to cancel.  Information will be sent to parents and carers instead.
Transition Summer School Programme will be run by ‘The Big Step’ (an external company) from 23rd-27th August 2021.