We really look forward to welcoming you here in September. Starting a new school can be daunting, but we hope we can help you to settle in straight away and to get everything sorted out in good time to minimise any last-minute panic before September!
WELCOME EVENTS AND INDUCTION DAY
A chance for you to meet staff and current pupils, meet your new class, ask questions and find out lots of information about life at City.
YEAR 3 and YEAR 5 WELCOME MORNING Wednesday 21st June 2017 9am-11am
YEAR 7 and YEAR 9 WELCOME AFTERNOON Wednesday 21st June 2017 2pm-4pm
SIXTH FORM WELCOME MORNING Thursday 22nd June 2017 9.15am-12.30pm
CLSG FRIENDS' PICNIC Years 3 and 7 Tuesday 5th September 2017 from 1pm at Highbury Fields
INDUCTION DAY Wednesday 6th September 2017 (all new year 3, 7 and Sixth Form)
MEDICAL (all year groups)
All medical details are kept by our school nurse who is in school each day to care for the girls. You will need to complete and return the medical form below with all the relevant details.
Guidelines for adminstering medicine
CATERING (Year 7, Year 9 and Sixth Form starters only - Year 3 lunches are included)
Girls can either bring their own lunch and snacks to eat in school or purchase food from our school restaurant. A sample menu, price list and the catering form to return are below. Our wonderful catering team also often hold speical themed food days. As a rough guide, the catering staff recommend that girls have £250-£300 on their cards per term. This should certainly cover lunch and one or two snacks a day per term. Any extra money can then be carried forward to the following term. Often, parents will set limits of £4 or £5 per day, to cover both food and snacks, but I’m sure your daughter will be able to advise you on this! The catering form needs to be received asap, but cheques can be post dated to September.
SCHOOL FEES (all year groups)
Details of the school fee payment system are below. The school fees for 2017-2018 are £5,727 per term (including school lunches and snacks for Prep). It is essential that you complete and return the form (by post as we require the original) if you would like to pay the school fees and extras by direct debit.
School Fees Form
FULL BURSARY ADDITIONAL FUNDING
For girls who are full bursary holders, you will receive reimbursement for the following costs -
Uniform - up to £500 for initial costs
Travel - up to £350 per annum (approximately 50% of the cost of a zone 1-3 travel card)
Compulsory curriculum school trips - assistance available on request
You will receive a form over the summer to claim the costs but please do keep receipts in the meantime.
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT LESSONS (including free taster and group lessons - all year groups)
All information is in the Music document below. We will need to receive a completed form if your daughter would like individual Music lessons.
We have also introducted free lessons (likely in a group) for at least a term for any Year 7 girls interested in learning an 'endangered species' instrument - Bassoon, French Horn, Trombone and Double Bass. For those already learning violin (and achieved Grade 5 pass) they can request to join 'Viola Club' if they wish to have a trial learning viola for a term. There are also some separate details below only relevant to Prep starters in Year 3.
Music Lesson Form
Prep Music Lesson Details (relevant to Year 3 only)
THE END OF THE SCHOOL DAY AND AFTER SCHOOL CLUB (Year 3 only)
Below are the procedures for leaving school, details of the After School Club and a form to fill in. If your daughter would like to join the After School Club on a regular basis, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let the finance department know. The termly charge of £186 will then be added to your bill. If she will only use the club occasionally there is no need to sign up as the charge of £5 per use will be added to your school fee bill.
Prep end of day arrangements
FRIENDS (Year 3 and Year 7 starters only)
Below are the details and welcome from the Friends of CLSG, with separate details for the Prep and Senior. There are some social dates for your diaries and a form which you will need to return.
CLOGA (all year groups)
Below are the details and welcome from the City of London Old Girls' Association. There is a form which you will need to return if you wish to opt out of their subscription charge.
UNIFORM (Year 3, Year 7 and Year 9 starters only)
The details of our Senior School uniform company, Schoolblazer, including ordering details and the price list can be found using the following link https://www.schoolblazer.com/ All details are also in the document below. Schoolblazer are an online based uniform company.
There are also several second hand uniform sales organised by the Friends throughout the year. The first one will be on Wednesday 21st June, the same day as the Year 3 and Year 7 welcome events, from 10.30-11.30am and from 3.30pm-4.45pm.
BOOK IDEAS (Year 7 only)
Below are book ideas for new Year 7 girls. This is certainly not a reading list that you have to work through over the summer! It merely offers some suggestions if you are stuck for ideas.
SUMMER READING (Year 12 only)
After your GCSE exams and over the summer, the most important thing is for you to relax, chill out and have an enjoyable summer holiday! We are not expecting you to do vast amounts of work before beginning in September, but it will be helpful for you to keep up with some subject specific reading ready for beginning your A levels, especially if you are beginning a new subject such as Economics or Government and Politics. All new Year 12 girls, including current City girls, will receive information at the Welcome Morning from your new tutors.
PHOTO AND EMAIL ADDRESSES (Year 12 only)
All new year 12 girls need to email or post a small headshot photo of themselves. This is just for use for your form tutors before term starts so that they know who you are on your first day! We also need to know the email address that you use most often, as we will share the new girls' email addresses so you can get in touch with each other over the summer if you wish.
BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE OR IPAD LOAN (Year 12 only)
All new Year 12 girls need to bring along one device, for example a laptop or tablet, to all their lessons. This device will be registered at the school and connected to the school's wireless network. If you do not have your own mobile device, we can discuss options with you to arrange the loan of an iPad.
Please return the relevant forms as soon as you can, and by no later than Friday 12th May. If you have any questions at all, just email CLSG Admissions.