Transition to Chosen Hill School

Year 7 Transition into Chosen Hill School

We are delighted to welcome you to Chosen Hill School and look forward to working with you over the coming years on this exciting journey.

This year we will have two Transition Days on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th July. We are planning some exciting activities which will finish on the second day with a barbecue, which parents and carers will also be able to attend.

We will be updating this page regularly, so please check back over the coming weeks.  

In the meantime if you have any questions please contact

Chosen Hill School does not have any contractual arrangements with any bus company, nor are we obliged to provide a bus service for students. Gloucestershire County Council only has contractual obligations with regards to the CH3 Route, which leaves from the Reddings through Shurdington and is introducing service level agreements to cover GCC entitled students with bus passes on commercial services.

All other services are provided by the bus and coach companies as part of their service to the public or in response to a perceived need. Bus tickets can be purchased from Stagecoach or John Dix directly either by the students/parents or by Gloucestershire County Council if there is shown to be a legal statutory right to free bus passes. Full details about entitlement to free bus passes can be obtained from Gloucestershire County Council (see below), however if you live more than three miles from school (measured by the most direct route including footpaths) and there is no closer school than Chosen Hill School, then you may be entitled to claim a bus pass. Chosen Hill School has direct liaison with the bus companies, but can only act as a co-ordinator and communication channel. Should you need to contact us about your child’s school bus route, please ensure you inform us of the bus route number, so we can assist.  Our influence, whilst not insubstantial, has no power to control or alter the actions of independent commercial enterprises. Timetables may also vary, so please do check with the bus company.

For more information use the contacts below:

Gloucestershire County Council School Transport Team

Stagecoach – Stagecoach in the West of England

(, 0345 241 8000

John Dix Travel -, 01452 886633

Pulham & Sons (Coaches) Ltd - Reddings to Chosen Hill School (C335BK CH3) - this service is run by Gloucestershire County Council - to apply for a seat on this service contact Gloucestershire County Council.*

*Daily fares are not available on this route, and any students not entitled to transport assistance who wish to pay for a place need to apply through the website and will only offered a place if there are spaces available.

Google Route map for service C335BK CH3

Class Charts is a website where you are able to track your child’s behaviour, view attendance records, access their weekly timetable, view assigned homework tasks, view detentions and announcements from teachers. 

Class Charts for parents can be accessed via the Class Charts website, or through the iOS and Android apps.

When your child joins Chosen Hill School, you will receive a Parent code to set up a parent account. Students will also receive a code so that they are able to access the website and app online. 

Students from low-income families transferring to secondary education (i.e. into Year 7) may be entitled to support with the cost of school uniform.

The grant is paid as a contribution towards the cost of your child's school uniform.  Successful applications will be issued with a voucher that can be redeemed at the Monkhouse Schoolwear Store in Gloucester or Cheltenham (stockist of our school uniform).  The voucher may be used to buy specific items of uniform as required by Chosen Hill School.

The grant is a one-off payment and does not have to be paid back.  However, if it is found that a grant has been claimed fraudulently, then we will require the full amount of the grant to be returned.

Please contact if you would like further details.

The catering providers at the school are Innovate.

Innovate are very keen to work with us to offer a wide range of nutritious food with a restaurant style service.  There is a breakfast service that includes free porridge every morning for all students, break options that include freshly cooked hot and cold deli items and lunch options such as soups, salads and main meals.  There will be options for vegans and vegetarians and a special offer for the Sixth Form.

For further details, menus and prices please visit our catering page here.

We use voluntary automatic biometric recognition systems at school. This is used currently with teaching and administration systems such as cashless catering and Sixth Form registration and may be used for printing, access, lockers, and e-registration systems in the future.

We find this provides the school with a number of very significant benefits including:

  • Ease of access to services for students and no lost cards or pins to remember

  • Quicker queueing times for lunch

  • Reduction in administration time and cost

We will continue to offer an opportunity to opt out for those students or parents who would prefer to use alternative forms of identification.  Please let us know if you wish to opt out by emailing

If you would like more information regarding the use of biometrics in school, please look at our Policies and Protocols webpage for our Biometric Protocol.

Please read further important information below.

Biometric Information