Taking the step between primary and secondary school is a daunting prospective for parents and children alike. At The Birley Academy we aim to make the process as smooth, easy and enjoyable as possible. Places for The Birley Academy are allocated by the local authority and are confirmed on National Offer Day on the 1st March. From this point, we are working behind the scenes to gather as much information about your child from their primary school. In early July, we will host all Y6 students with accepted applications to the Academy for our transition week programme. During this week, we will also invite you to an induction evening at The Birley Academy. You will be invited to this induction evening via a letter to the address that you supplied on the application form. Should you have changed your address between the end of October and the 1st March please let us know so that we can send all correspondences to the correct address.

Together with the information we gain from parents and students following the intake evening and information from the primary school staff we formulate the form groups to ensure that all students have the best chance at academic success going forward. Parents and students will be informed via a letter in early to mid-June with the form they are in. This process is designed to ensure all of our students meet new people and new friends. Your child will also be allocated a teaching group in which they will be taught some subjects.

Before Christmas we have a parents’ evening with your child’s tutor where we will provide you with information on their effort in lessons to date.

Each year group at The Birley Academy has a Year Leader attached to their year. The Year Leader is not a teaching member of staff and is available should you need them at any point during the school day they can be reached by the school switchboard. They will always aim to deal with your enquiry as quickly as possible.

If you have any further questions regarding transition please contact Mr. Burnham, the Deputy Headteacher.

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