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The Wisbech Academy Transition into Y7

Transition into Year 7 - September 2024
Transition contacts:
  • Year 7 Raising Standards Leader: TBC
  • Admissions Manager: Kim Nobbs admissions@thewisbechacademy.org
  • Student Services Officer for Year 7: TBC
Transition Programme 2024/25

Our aims

  • To reassure Year 6 students about their transition toThe Wisbech Academy and to prepare them for academy life
  • To support parents and provide them with all the information they need throughout the transition process
  • To gather relevant information from all our feeder primary schools about each student joining The Wisbech Academy in September.

Transition Programme 2024/25

The Wisbech Academy believes that it is imperative that Year 6 students have a positive move into Year 7. It is vital that they feel confident and equipped to make the transition into the Academy at the start of the academic year.

We feel that in order to achieve a positive transition, parents should be fully informed about the process; therefore, we have put together a timetable of the process below.

Monday 3rd June 2024 TWA Information Evening

After half term, we are inviting you, parents, students and stakeholder who are interested in applying for one of the 120 Year 7 places at the new school to join us on Monday 3rd June at 5.30pm at The Wisbech Academy. At the ‘Open Evening’, school leaders will be able to share more information about the school and explain how you can apply for a place at the school. A representative and Councillors from Cambridgeshire County Council are also planning to attend to answer any questions around the Council led aspects of the project and how the Council will be working closely with the school leaders to coordinate the admissions process.

Link to WFS Announcement Letter: Wisbech Free School Announcement

Monday June 3rd 2024- TWA Application goes live

To apply for a place at the The Wisbech Academy please click on the link below. The application form will not go live until Monday 3rd June 2024 and applications will be taken inline with the WFS

 

Link to Application Form: The Wisbech Academy Application Form

Link to WfS Admissions Policy: The Wisbech Academy Admissions Policy

 

Monday 17th June 2024- Outcome of Application

We will be sending out emails to all parents of year 6 children who have been offered places at The Wisbech Academy for September. This will confirm the result of your application to The Wisbech Academy. 

On offer of a place- Please ACCEPT or DECLINE your child's place at the bottom of the email 

or

On refusal of a place- Please indicate whether you will be appealing the decision with your relevant local authority. Cambridgeshire residents: Please find details of how to appeal via Cambridgeshire County Council below. 

If you have not received an email then please contact us after midday on Monday 17th June. 

Contact Telephone: 01945 407909

Contact Email: admissions@thewisbechacademy.org

 

Summer Term- On Acceptance Of Your Childs Place At the TWA

Transition Booklet: Information Booklet sent to parents/carers via their application email containing all current and relevant information for their child transition. 

Click here to see a copy of this booklet (Live on the 17th June 2024)

Click here to see a copy of the parental data collection form (Live on the 17th June 2024)

Week Commencing 24th June 2024: Primary Data Collection

Week Commencing 1st July 2024: Staff from The Wisbech Academy will be conducting meetings with our feeder primary schools to ensure the smooth transition of your child to The Wisbech Academy. 

Saturday 6th July 2024: Transition Event
Saturday 6th July 2024: 

Useful information: In contrast to the usual transition event's we invite you and your child to a special transition day on a Saturday in July.

This will be an opportunity for both you and your child to:

  • Meet your new Principal
  • Have a tour of the grounds where the school will be be built
  • Look at the plans for the new buildings
  • See where your child will be taught from September onwards
  • Meet their Head of Year
  • Experience your new uniform
  • Have informal discussions with staff about the new Wisbech Academy.

Date: Saturday 6th July
Time: 10.30am
Location: Thomas Clarkson Academy Theatre

 First day of term - September 2024

Students should bring their PE kit with them in anticipation of their new timetable which will be issued to them at the start of the day.

October 2024 (date TBC): Year 7 Tutor Evening
This is an evening event for you and your child you come along and speak with their tutor to discuss how they are settling in to life at The Wisbech Academy. 
Information for parents (for Year 7 intake Sept 2024):
 

ParentPay and Edulink details will be sent via email before your child starts on the 5th September.

Transition resources

Parents may find the following resources useful:
Transition resources for Year 6 pupils
More resources for both Year 6 pupils and parents
BBC Bitesize: Year 6 transition
BBC Bitesize: Celebrity tips for starting secondary school
BBC Bitesize: Supporting a child moving to secondary school with Dr Radha
BBC Bitesize: First day nerves - how to prepare, keep calm and carry on
BBC Bitesize: Starting secondary school