Welcome to Year Seven

We know that your first year at secondary school is extremely important so, as a caring school, we will be doing everything we can to help you settle in and get off to a flying start. Your teachers will be working hard to ensure that you continue to build on the excellent progress you made at your primary school who will have sent us copies of some of your best work as it is really important for your teachers to know what you are capable of when you try your hardest.

Your Form Tutor is one of the most important people you will meet at The Lakes School as they are someone that you can talk to about anything you may need help with. The students at The Lakes School are also very caring and they’re always keen to help each other – including you!

Take a look below to find out more about being a Year 7 student at The Lakes School and to download some of the forms we ask to be completed before you join us.

Accelerated Reading

Reading widely and reading often is so important if you are going to achieve your best across all of your subjects at The Lakes School. To help you, every student in Year seven and Year eight takes part in our Accelerated Reader programme.

This programme ensures that you are reading books that are matched to your ability and rewards you for correctly answering questions about what you have read by completing online tests that you can access in school or at home. We even have special prizes for students who reach an amazing milestone and read one million words!

To find out more about the Accelerated Reader programme, click on the link below…

Accelerated Reader

Year 7 Catch-up Premium

Year 7 Catch-up Premium helps us to support students who have not met age related expectations in reading and Maths at the end of Key Stage 2. Please read our report below to find out how we use our catch-up premium and the impact we have had on reading and Maths.

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch up Premium Report 2018-2019

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch up Premium Report 2017-2018

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch up Premium Report 2016-2017

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch up Premium Report 2015-2016


One of the most exciting things about joining The Lakes School is your timetable and this is made up of a number of lessons which you can see below. Your timetable is called a two-week timetable and consists of 50 lessons, each of one hour long. The table below shows you how many of each lesson you will study during Year 7. Some students have a slightly modified timetable as they may need some support with their learning. Each of the blocks represent a one hour lesson across your two week timetable.


The Lakes School in the heart of the lakes