Year 6 Transition FAQs

What events are there leading up to transition to St Anne’s Academy?

There will be a ‘Information Evening for Families’ via ‘Teams’ on Monday 5th July, 4.30-5.00pm or 5.30-6.00pm

When is transition?

The virtual transition will launch on Tuesday 6th July.

Our priority is to ensure Year 6 will have an undisturbed transition process. Please be assured the Year 7 Team are in communication with all our feeder primary schools and are gathering information to ensure all children have a smooth start. You can keep up to date via our Website.

How can I prepare?

Moving to secondary school can be a daunting time for both children and their parents. One of the key ways to prepare your child for transition is to develop their independence skills. This includes encouraging them to gather and pack their own equipment ready for school or other activities, managing time and money, looking after their belongings and development of strategies to use if something goes wrong.

On the website, there are activities for your child to complete which will allow them to familiarise themselves with St Anne’s Academy values and subjects they will be undertaking in September.

Is there a Summer School this year?

Summer School will be taking place this year from Monday 16th August to Friday 20th August.

Students will take part in a variety of activities including team building, arts and craft activities, street dance and sports day. The sessions are fun and informative with plenty of prizes to be won. The Summer School is free. Refreshments including breakfast and lunch will be provided every day.

Where can we purchase the uniform from?

Our uniform providers are Broadbents on Long Street in Middleton.

What shoes and bag should I be looking for?

Your child should wear a sensible black leather/leather type shoe that can be polished. No trainers, boots or heels.

What equipment will we need to prepare?

To enable your child to come to school prepared you should provide them with a rucksack type bag, a full PE kit with their name on, a well-stocked pencil case including Blue/black pens, a pencil, rubber, ruler, red/green pens, a pencil sharpener and a calculator.

Who do I contact if I have any questions or if there are any problems?

You should contact your child’s form tutor in the first instance. The most effective ways of doing this are either by putting a note in your child’s planner or sending an email direct to the relevant teacher who will then respond as soon as they can. For more significant questions or concerns please contact: Mrs Howard, Pastoral Year Lead or Mrs Tansley, SENCO.

How do I contact the school? 

All contact details can be found on the school website.

St Anne’s Academy number is 0161 643 2643