Starting secondary school can be daunting but we’re confident that once our girls have been here for a few days, they’ll feel part of the Gumley family.
We make sure of this by giving them the best start possible.
Our induction programme aims to provide new students with the opportunities to meet with their future staff and peers as well as experience life at Gumley, long before their first day. It also allows us to get to know each girl’s interests and talents in order to create a personalised learning experience for them. This programme of activities starts the moment your child is offered a place at Gumley House.
Below are some key features from our highly regarded induction programme. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and school closures, we have had to amend this slightly for our Future Gumley Girls starting in September 2020.
What our new starters say:
I’m so lucky that I got into Gumley. Compared to primary, it is such a big school but after a couple of days you really get to know the place. Plus, the teachers are so welcoming. I have enjoyed my first term and I can’t wait to see what awaits.
Isimeme, former St James’ Primary School pupil
Gumley hosted a Friendship Afternoon and Induction Day to help us experience life at Gumley and get to know other students before joining in September. My first term has been very enjoyable; I have learnt lots of new things including Chinese!
Channelle, former St Mark’s Primary School pupil
I have enjoyed my first term so much! I have been introduced to many new subjects, my favourites being languages, sport and music. I am looking forward to growing my knowledge and becoming confident in all that I do.
Chiara, former St Joseph's RC Primary School pupil
The move from primary school was easy because of Gumley’s Friendship Afternoon and Induction Day where I met some of my closest friends. There’s so much to do outside of your lessons. I take part in the Drama club and the Mandarin in Excellence Programme; and am looking forward to the Drama and Music festivals.
Lydia, former St James’ Primary School pupil
The Gumley girls and staff were so welcoming and friendly, I feel I have settled in well. In my first term I loved celebrating Black History month, participating in a drama showcase. I would like to become a lawyer in the future, and I believe Gumley can help me in pursuing this desire.
Lara, former St Lawrence's Catholic Primary School pupil
The buddy system, Head of Year 7 and my form tutor all supported me with my move to Gumley. I have settled in nicely. My favourite part of last term was making the Christmas boxes for charity because I was able to work with my friends and be creative.
Meg, former St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Isleworth pupil
One of the best things about Gumley is the range of opportunities they provide after school where you can find at least one club within your interest. I am looking forward to learning new subjects such as Computer Science, Textiles and Food Technology. I can’t wait to take on and enjoy anything that Gumley throws at me!
Yohana, former St Lawrence's RC Primary School pupil
Gumley supported me to settle in by organising a Friendship Afternoon and Induction Day. Since starting, I have enjoyed meeting new friends and incredible teachers.
Chloe, former St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Chiswick pupil