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Year 7 School Hub

Welcome to the Year 7 page, where you will find useful information regarding your child’s journey through their first year at Horizon Community College.    

Year 7 students study a broad and balanced curriculum; it builds on the knowledge and skills that your child will have studied in KS2. Each subject allows them to experience new skills and develop a further love for learningand we aim that each subject’s curriculum challenges every learner, in every lesson, every day. 

We have high expectations of all our community, and we embed the college core values in everything we do, in and outside of the classroom. Through the college’s core values, we develop the character and skill set of each individual student, helping them to demonstrate pride, kindness, tolerance, teamwork, respect, engagement, questioning, independence, organisation and resilience in everything they do, enabling each student to become positive role models who are fully prepared for a lifetime of success. 

We are very fortunate at Horizon to have a Careers and Enterprise team who work tirelessly to ensure our students are not only school ready, but also work ready and life ready.  From the moment our students enter Horizon in Year 7, they are engaged in activities linked to their interests, strengths, weaknesses and the world around them, ensuring there are opportunities for all. 

At Horizon, we want our students to be self-aware, confident about their skills, equipped with the best academic qualifications they can achieve and truly excited about what lies ahead of them, and this all starts in Year 7, where we strive to ensure that every student is School ready; Work ready; Life ready.

Year 7 Important links

Year 7 Team

Mrs C Malson
Assistant Principal: Head of School
Mrs N Ola-Craig
Assistant Head of School: Standards
Mr A Cousins
Assistant Head of School: Progress and Attendance
Miss J Parkinson
Assistant Head of School: Teaching and Learning
Miss D Gibson
Student Welfare

School Day

Form Period9:00 - 9:30
Period 29:30 - 10:30
Period 310:30 - 11:30
Break11:30 - 11:45
Period 411:45 - 12:45
Period 5 (including 30 minute lunch)12:45 - 14:15
Period 614:15 - 15:15
Period 7- Support with Independent Learning (optional)15:15 - 16:15


Students in Y7 follow a broad and balanced curriculum studying the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, MFL, History, Geography, Technology, Art, Music, Drama, RE, PE, Citizenship and Computing.

Subjects are taught in state-of-the-art facilities by expert subject specialists.

Students revisit key concepts throughout the year to develop their recall skills, develop subject knowledge and gain a greater understanding in order to develop into knowledge hungry learners. A great emphasis is based on the ‘why’ rather than the ‘how’ during all lessons.

There are three assessment points throughout the year with information reported home to parents at these points. Data is rigorously analysed to ensure that all students are making progress relevant to their starting point.

Bespoke support is available to ensure all students can access subjects across the curriculum. There is a strong focus on literacy and numeracy skills, as these are the building blocks to future success.

The curriculum on offer is designed to Challenging Every Learner, Every Lesson, Every day, from their first lesson in Y7 to their last.

Parents Evening

DateParents' Guide
Thursday 5th March

Educational visits and college trips

SubjectStaff Member
Winmarleigh Hall Residential Friday 1st May - Sunday 3rd May

Praise / Rewards

During the academic year, students have the opportunity to celebrate their success and achievements.


Bronze Winners (75 net points)


Silver Winners (150 net points)


Gold Winners (250 net points)


Platinum Winners (350 net points)


Our Charity

Year 7 are very proudly supporting LimbBo foundation this year.   LimbBo foundation was set up with the sole purpose to help limb difference children and their families.  They aim to create smiles on the faces of children who despite being unbelievably brave haven’t had the easiest start in life and to reassure parents that they are not alone.

Year 7 will be busy throughout the year raising funds to enable LimbBo foundation to build charitable, working Assistive Devices for children who need them.   We also will be raising awareness of limb difference across the college community hoping to both educate, provide understanding and prevent bullying in the future.

Y7 Calendar

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Year 7 Attendance (Today)
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College Attendance (Today)
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School Stories

Find out what’s been going on in the Y7 School

Horizon Twitter

Sept Year 7 - we hope you enjoyed our PE video last week and are enjoying our reading challenge. This week we have videos from English, Science and Maths. Enjoy! #transition
English - https://youtu.be/T7-UAGukE-0
Science - https://youtu.be/1bHjjlO9hpk
Maths - https://youtu.be/UNvGVxS1xlM

We have finally been able to hand over the money that was raised by Y7 students in their #MarchforMacmillan. Y7 students raised a total of £268.35! This will go towards the ongoing campaign to support @macmillancancer & the work that their nurses do. #GivingBack #Charity