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Explore this page to find out as much as you can about The Minster School and what to expect.  If you have any questions you can send them to Mr Brookes. He is the Head of Key Stage 3 who looks after new students along with a team of experts, most importantly Miss Sanderson (Pastoral Lead for Year 7). Why not visit our Frequently Asked Questions section to find out more about life at The Minster School.


Our Ethos

At The Minster School we are always "Succeeding Together".  This is our school motto and it is inspired by a quote from the bible.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord.” 

colossians 3:23

Succeeding together means we help all members of our school community to work together, care for each other and realise their potential in their studies and all other aspects of life. 

To help us do that and to create the best community we can in and out of school, there are 5 virtues we think about and aspire to every day.

Watch the Ethos video on our YouTube channel to find out more about what those virtues mean and how we live every day succeeding together at The Minster School.



Frequently Asked Questions ...

How will I find my way around the school?

On your first day you will spend quite a lot of time with your form tutor and your tutor group before you go to any lessons.  This includes a tour of the school and the chance to find out where everything is.  Your teaching group will also be assigned some older students to act as your "buddies", collecting you at the end of each lesson and taking you to the next.  You can also have a map to show you where everything is if you want one ... you can find one at the bottom of this page.

How can I find out answers to my questions about Minster?

Well, you're in the right place.  Hopefully this section will answer some of our questions.  If you go to one of The Minster Family Primary Schools, the Year 7 Leader, Miss Sanderson, will visit your school to answer your questions sometime in June to talk to you.  If you don't go to a Family School then you and your Parents or Carers will be invited in to visit The Minster School on a specific day in June to have your chance to ask questions.

Will I be able to visit Minster School before I start in September?

Yes!  All new starters will be invited to an activity afternoon on Monday 26th June to have some fun and meet new people.  You will also be invited to a whole day at Minster on Monday 3rd July so you can spend a day getting to know your classmates and get a feel for how a Minster School day feels

When will I find out if I'm in a class with my friends?

When you visit school on the 3rd of July you will be told which House you will be in, who your tutor will be, and you will also meet the pupils who will be i your teaching group. Some of these may be people you know from your Primary School and some will be brand-new faces.