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Barclay Academy

Barclay Academy

Year 6 into 7


We are delighted that Barclay Academy will be the next stage in your child’s education and we look forward to meeting you and your child. We look forward to working in partnership with you and your child. The transition team will be working with primary schools and teachers to ensure the transition to secondary is as smooth as possible. We will be supporting your child to enable them to make excellent academic progress and making the most of school life. Moving up to secondary school is an exciting time with new opportunities and experiences however, we expect there will be lots of questions. We have designed some events to support yourself and your child.

Year 6 Interviews

Wednesday 12th June (3:30- 5:30pm)

Thursday 13th June 2024 (4:30pm to 6:30pm)

This is an opportunity for us to meet you and your child in person and to get to know more about you and them. Your interview will be conducted by a member of the academy’s Leadership or Pastoral team and will be another opportunity for you to ask any questions you might have. Information will be sent out to parents regarding this.

Year 6 Family Picnic

Wednesday 26th June 2024, (3:30pm to 5:00pm)

This event is an opportunity to meet key staff and peers and become familiar with the school before Transition Day. Your child will have the opportunity to participate in different activities. Your child will get the opportunity to meet key members of staff and ask any questions. Parents and carers will need to bring their own picnic. Please note that we are a nut free school.

Small Group & Singles Afternoon

Where there are 3 or fewer children from the same school transitioning to Barclay Academy, we would like to invite them to join us for an afternoon where they can meet other children in the same situation. Students that are invited to attend this day will be contacted individually.

Transition Day

Thursday 11th July 2024, (9:00 am to 2:30 pm)

Moving up to secondary school is an exciting time with new opportunities and experiences, however, we also know that there will potentially be lots of questions. We invite your child to attend a taster day at Barclay. This will be a chance to become familiar with the school day, environment, and expectations of the Academy. Students will need to wear their primary school uniform when they attend. We will send you more information about the Taster Day.

Year 7 Induction Day

Tuesday 3rd September 2024

This will be your first day at Barclay Academy, there will be activities to help students, including a tour, icebreakers, looking at the school's policies and routines. Students should arrive at the front gate by 8:25am. They will need to be in their full school uniform with their academy bag and items of equipment. They will not need their P.E kit for this day.

Preparation for Induction Day

  • Order uniform including PE uniform.
  • Ensure your child has all equipment required.
  • Make sure your child knows how they are going to get to and from school.