Hi Chelt-mum. just to add to the induction part of the thread. my daughter is current year 7 at hsfg.
They had a taster day in July (as all schools do) where they were put into their form groups to meet other class mates. Prior to this staff from hsfg visited them at their primary school (as other schools also appeared to do) and they were given a letter from a buddy chosen for them. The buddy was a girl from the then year 7. My daughter then got to meet her buddy on the taster day who gave her a little gift (choccie bar) but most importantly an email address where she could contact her over the summer if she had any questions. This went down very well with my DD. On the taster day they experienced some example lessons which my DD said were great fun. The day was 8.30 ish- 3ish as i remember it???
A parents evening was also held before the taster day and we were given a big pack of info felt to be useful which was nice. Food and entertainment was laid on made up of activities available at the school...oh and a v useful second hand uniform sale
All in all my DD was able to spend the summer both relaxed and excited about the big move.