Year 6 / Year 7 Transition

Transition Documents 2024 – To be completed and returned to school

Key stage 2 to key stage 3 (Year 6 to Year 7) transition, means that you will be leaving your primary school, friends and teachers and will begin a new chapter of your educational journey.

Many pupils relish embracing new challenges, are ready for the move to their new school, and are looking forward to opportunities to use specialised equipment and develop new knowledge, skills and relationships. Some will also enjoy the opportunity for a fresh start, including having a range of teachers and different personalities to engage with as they build on the knowledge and skills already developed in primary school.

However, these changes may have a social and emotional impact on some pupils, causing anxiety about social and academic changes and uncertainty about starting a new school, fitting in, and making new friends.

At this stage, you will have many questions that you would like to discuss and may even have some concerns.

We have created this webpage, to host key information and resources that will support you as we lead up to our main Transition Event.

At The Birley Academy we offer our new Year 7 pupils three full days of transition. In 2024 these will take place on 8th, 9th and 10th of July. During these days students will spend a significant amount of time with their new tutor group and tutor, learning about life at The Birley Academy. In addition they will do taster lessons in several subjects. There will be an opportunity for parents and carers to meet with key staff on Monday 8th July 2024 at 5pm.

Further information for parents and carers regarding transition days will be uploaded to the website in April once school places have been allocated. In the meantime please take a look at our Information for Parents and Carers booklet (link)

You may have seen many tips or have been given some advice, to inform you of what you can do to prepare for starting Secondary School. Have a look at the tips provided, to see whether you have considered all of these also. How many of these will you use?

Explore this clip to find out how some students felt when they were starting Secondary School. Do you have the same questions?

Letter from the Headteacher

Information for Prospective Parents and Carers