Moving up from year 6
We work to ensure a smooth and worry-free start for our new Year 7 scholars and therefore have a carefully designed programme of transition activities which begins as soon as we receive our list of pupils on March 1st each year:
- A welcome message to parents / carers from the Principal in March.
- An invitation to visit the school in March.
- Inviting small groups to visit us with year 6 teachers in April or May.
- More short visits for those with additional needs.
- Our staff visiting our allocated pupils in their schools. We with staff in your child’s primary school to find out a little more about each of our new scholars so we can make sure we have all the information we need to enable a successful start for your child.
- A full induction day in late June or early July for all scholars joining us.
- An induction evening for parents.
- Letters from our scholars to year 6 pupils.
- Welcome message from our scholars on our website.
- Sending out a Guide to Brook Mead Academy from our scholars.
Our Transition Programme ensures new scholars feel happy, settled and secure from their very first day at secondary school.