Bishop Heber High School in Malpas welcomed 211 Year 7 students to the school in September.
There are eight tutor groups and students are settling into their new school environment and familiarising themselves with new timetables and the layout of the site.
A group of Year 7 students helped at the recent school open day to give future students an insight into life at the Heber. They were asked to write a speech describing their first three weeks at high school. They then presented their speech to a packed sports hall of prospective parents and students.
Year 7 pupil William Woodcock said: “I wasted so much time thinking I would hate moving to high school and I couldn’t have been more wrong.
“Our first day with just Year 7 was great fun doing treasure hunts to get to know the layout of the school. I came home from my first week and told my parents that I loved it. They were very relieved! I love the mix of lessons and I like having different teachers for different subjects.”
Fellow pupil Sophie Jones said: “My first three weeks at Bishop Heber have been terrific. I have met so many new friends. I came knowing about 10 people but now I have made over 40 friends.
“The lessons here have been amazing. There are so many clubs and opportunities to make new friends. Netball, football and ultimate frisbee are a few of the sporty ones and there is also history, drama, choir, homework club and many more.”
Head of Year 7 Louise Robinson is delighted with the enthusiasm the new students have shown in moving to high school and embracing the many opportunities on offer.