Year 6 Transition – 2024/2025
Welcome to E-ACT Parkwood Academy!
We are delighted that you are joining us in September and we can’t wait to meet you. We understand moving from Primary School to Secondary School can be an exciting but anxious time for both students and parents and we are committed to ensuring the transition is as smooth as possible for all students.
We have put together a range of resources and events to help you get to know the academy and introduce you to key members of staff who are here to support you through your transition.
Welcome from our Headteacher
Welcome from the Transition Lead
Welcome from our students
Explore the academy, view our amazing facilities, meet all the staff who will be looking after you and teaching you in September and hear about the exciting subjects you’ll be studying on our Virtual Tour!
Over the next few weeks all Year 6s who are joining us in September will receive an exciting delivery of goodies through their Primary school. It will also contain information on our upcoming events, more details of which can be found below.
Please take a picture of you with your goodie bag and tag us on social media (@ParkwoodAcademy on Facebook and Twitter or @Parkwoodacademyeact on Instagram) using the #ComingtoParkwood.
Key dates 2024
To help make the transition from primary school to secondary school as smooth as possible we will be hosting a range of informative and social events for you to join. Please see the dates below and put them in your diary, more details of each will be sent to you prior to the event.
|Tuesday 16th April 2024
|4.00pm-5.00pm - Doors open at 3.45
|Parents and Pupils
|Parents will receive a tour of the Academy and will meet with the Headteacher and other staff.
Pupils will take part in an exciting programme of lessons which will excite and engage them.
|Transition (Induction) Days
|2nd – 4th July 2024
|Pupils will take part in an exciting programme of lessons which will excite and engage them.
|19th – 23rd August 2024
|We will be holding our annual summer school during the summer holidays of 2024 and all our future Year 7's are invited! This is a great chance to make new friends and get to know the academy and staff during fun -filled days, before you start school in September.
|Between now and September we will be conducting a number of visits to your child's primary school. This will involve us getting to know your child and obtaining information in preparation for their arrival, as well as us taking Parkwood students who attended their primary to talk to them about moving up to secondary school and to support them through their transition.
|Academy tours and additional transition meetings
|Pupils and parents
|A chance to have a tour of the academy, to meet key staff like our Head of Year, SLT link or SENCO
We welcome parents and pupils to come and visit the academy before September to see the academy in more detail and talk to staff about any support you may need ahead of your transition. Please contact Kayleigh.Oldershaw@pwa.e-act.org.uk or Gregg.Henderson@pwa.e-act.org.uk to arrange.
What happens next?
We will continue to keep in touch with you about the transition process and are here for you if you have any questions or concerns. Please follow us on social media for updates: @Parkwoodacademy on Twitter and Facebook and @Parkwoodacademyeact on Instagram.
We’re here to support you
At E-ACT Parkwood Academy we do all we can to support parents and pupils with their move to secondary school as we know it can be a daunting transition. Should you have and concerns or need any additional support with the upcoming transition, we’re here for you. Please just get in touch: