Year 6 Transition

The transfer from primary to secondary school is a huge change for any young person. In order to make sure the transition is as smooth as possible we link with each primary to gather: 

Academic Progress information  
Pastoral Information and support strategies in Place 
SEND information. 
Medical Information

We will take the time to discuss every student with their Year 6 teacher and gather as clear a picture as possible to help inform decisions around classes and provision.  

Once those meetings happen, if we need to be in touch with a parent, we will contact and arrange a time to come to school to support the transition. Prior to this meeting we will have limited information available to make any plans, but we are happy to speak to any parent. The system is activated once you have completed all sections in the online Application form which you will receive on email.

Updated contact details 

We will receive the information from the application made in October.  We will not have an updated email or phone number if it has not been shared with Wiltshire council.  Please contact the admissions office 01264 405060 and ask for Vicky Fawdry. 

Applications (when your child is not currently in a local school)

All applications for places should be made through Wiltshire Council.  Once a place has been offered, we will contact your child’s current primary school to ensure we receive all the relevant information before they start.

The Process 

We have a series of emails that will be sent out to all parents.  

March – Welcome email and link to our Admissions Form

April – Transition Day and Summer School Information, including ParentPay

May – Bus Information


Parents will be contacted by our SEND team to arrange any support that is recommended so that it continues into the new school year. If you have any questions, please contact or

Tours of the school

In the emails from the school, we will be able to offer one opportunity for a tour for any parent who has missed the open evening.  Sadly, we will not be able to run any at any other time.  

There will be an Open Morning for parents on our first Transition Day (Monday 1st July 2024)  that will allow you to meet some key members of staff and ask questions.

Our second Transition Day will be on Monday 8th July 2024.

If you have any questions, please call the main switchboard on 01264 405060 or email Mr Hughes

Key Contacts 

Head of Year 7 and Transition Anthony Hughes

Admission Manager Victoria Fawdry

SEND contacts  
SENDCO Year 7 & 8 Sophie Pallister 
SEND Transition Lead Dawn Ashton-Emslie

We have put together some useful information for you here, including a downloadable version of the Year 7 Parent Handbook

Our uniform supplier, Stitch-a-Logo, is open Monday – Friday 9-5. 

You can see all information on our school uniform here 

You can also familiarise yourself with the school attendance policy and information here

Flipping Book


Two Year 7 students have written letters to tell you about their experiences at the Academy


We recommend this book as a helpful resource for parents of Year 6 students.

Amazon Link

Did you know we have an Oftsed awarded outstanding' boarding house? Whilst most of our boarders are full term or weekly, we also offer spaces for day pupils to stay overnight whilst their parents are away.

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