Year 6 Transition

FAQs for Year 6 Parents/Carers


Will my child spend time at the Academy?

Will parents have a chance to visit the Academy?

What contact will there be between the Academy and my child’s current school?

What arrangements are made if I am moving into the area and my child does not currently attend a local primary school?

What will happen if my child has Additional Educational Needs?

What happens if my child has specific medical needs?

What correspondence will I receive before September?

What happens about uniform?

What happens on the 5th of July evening?

What will happen on the first day of term?

What options are there for lunch?

What are the options for getting my child to school?

Who do I contact before my child starts at the school?

 

 

Will my child spend time at the Academy? 
Not only will there be a full day of lessons for your child at the Academy on 4 or 5 July but there will also be many other opportunities over the course of Year 5 and 6 for your child to come and take part in masterclasses, STEM days and sports activities both at the Academy and with our staff coming down to the Primary schools.
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Will parents have a chance to visit the Academy? 
There are various open days throughout September and October where parents are welcome to come and see the school in full swing.  A parents evening will also take place on 5 July where you will be able to meet your child's tutor, the Year 7 team as well as other key members of staff and discuss any questions or concerns you may have.
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What contact will there be between the Academy and my child’s current school?
Our transition team work closely with the feeder primary schools in preparation for the students' move from primary to secondary school.  Mrs Rachael Wales, Phase Leader of Year 7 and transition, Mr Ryan Hopton, Achievement Leader for Year 7 and Mrs Camilla Ratcliffe, Deputy Head in charge of transition will be visiting Year 6 students in their schools to ensure they know what level the students are working at and to get to know the students.  The Year 7 team will visit the main feeders schools to meet all of the students before they come up to the Academy, and we speak in detail with your child's current class teacher to gain as much information as possible.  Some current Year 7 Ambassadors or previous students from a specific Primary School will visit the main feeder schools to answer any questions your child might have about moving up to Secondary School.
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What arrangements are made if I am moving into the area and my child does not currently attend a local primary school?
All applications for places should be made through your local authority. Once a place has been offered, we will contact your child’s current  primary school to ensure we receive all relevant information before they start. If your child is not able to attend the transition days, you can contact the Academy to make alternative arrangements for a visit. Please call Miss Amor, Year 7 Student Manager for September 2018, on extension 3930.
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What will happen if my child has Additional Educational Needs?
Our Special Needs and Disabilities (SEND) team will liaise with County Hall and your child’s current school to ensure that we have all the information needed for a smooth transition. Your child may also be invited to the school for an additional transition day, and you may be invited to meet with SEND team if necessary. Please contact the SEND department if you would like to make an appointment. In addition to this Ms Ashton-Emslie will be visiting each school to meet the students and their teacher to ensure that students are provided with the right level of support on attending the Academy. Students may also be offered a free place at summer school as appropriate.  In addition Ms Ashton-Emslie will also run 3 enhanced transition days for our SEND students who are identified by the Primary School as requiring more support for transition.  
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What happens if my child has specific medical needs?
Our comprehensive Admissions Information Booklet covers all the information we need, including information on medical needs. You should have received this soon after your child’s place at the Academy had been confirmed. If you need to speak to someone at the Academy in person, please contact Miss Amor, Year 7 Student Manager.
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What correspondence will I receive before September?
You should have already received an Admissions Information Booklet which includes all the information we require before your child starts at the Academy, as well as useful information for you. You will also receive a welcome pack giving details of your child’s school day, curriculum, key contacts, etc.
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What happens about uniform?
For new and returning students starting in September 2018 there is a chance to size, order and pay for uniform for the start of the Autumn term. This event is to be held on Saturday 7th July from 9am – 12pm in the foyer of the Academy.  The staff of our uniform supplier, Stitch-A-Logo (www.stitch-a-logo.co.uk) will be on hand to help you with all aspects of uniform purchasing. Collection will be from the Academy at a date to be confirmed. If you are unable to attend on this morning you are able to visit the Stitch-A-Logo shop and purchase direct or you are able to order on line, sales@stitch-a-logo.co.uk
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What happens on the 5th of July evening?
It is important that you and your child attend this evening as this is when you both will be able to meet your child's tutor and find out their House.  On arrival you will sign in and be given a Welcome Pack which has a sticker on with your child's house on, your child will go to their tutor who will be stood in the atrium holding a sign with the same house logo on.  At this point you will enter the Theatre for a talk with Mr Julian Thomas, Master of Wellington College, Ms Abrilli Phillip, Executive Principal, Mr Rob Wood, Senior Deputy Head and Mrs Rachael Wales, Phase Leader of Year 7 and transition.  Whilst parents and carers are in the theatre, your child will be doing some get to know you activities with their tutor where you will join them after the talk.
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What will happen on the first day of term? 
Year 7 are invited in for the afternoon on our INSET day in full uniform.  On arrival your child will be met in the foyer and directed to the theatre to meet their tutor.  The afternoon starts with an assembly led by the Executive Principal, Senior Deputy Head and Phase Leader, who will welcome them to the Academy.  The afternoon will be spent with their tutor group, and they will receive their timetables, be given planners and  have an opportunity to tour the school to orientate themselves.  They will complete activities to get to know their classmates and will have their fingers scanned so they can access the photocopiers, library and pay for meals in the canteen and cafe.  We will also take pictures of them in their tutor groups and as a year group.
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What options are there for lunch?
The Academy has a café which is open from 8.00am until 4.00pm. This serves sandwiches, snacks and some hot takeaway food. The canteen which is open at lunchtime, between 12.15pm and 1.15pm, offers a range of sandwiches, salads, and snacks as well as a choice of hot meals. Lunchtime is split into two sittings, early (12.15pm-12.45pm) and late lunch (12.45pm-1.15pm) and this alternates for each year group each day. Payment can be made via ParentPay. Many students bring packed lunches. Click here for more information on how to use ParentPay
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What are the options for getting my child to school?
We offer a subsidised mini bus for Year 7 from Tidworth, Bulford, Durrington and Upavon. There are buses from Perham Down, Tidworth and Ludgershall which stop outside the Academy. If you are eligible for transport you will be sent a bus pass application form by County Hall when you are offered your place.
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Who do I contact before my child starts at the school?
Year 7 Student Manager & Transition – Miss Amor (samamor@thewellingtonacademy.org.uk
Phase Leader Yr 7 – Mrs R Wales (rachaelwales@thewellingtonacademy.org.uk)
SEND - Ms Ashton-Emslie (dawnashton-emslie@thewellingtonacademy.org.uk)
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