Year 6 to 7 Transition

At the Heath Lane Academy, we pride ourselves on successful transition for our new students. In order to achieve this, we put a lot of things in place to ensure that this nervy time becomes less so, both for students and for parents, and this support continues throughout Year 7.

We have an open door policy, parents are welcome to ring up and make an appointment to view the school at any time and be shown around the Academy to see what happens on a daily basis. This is how confident we are in prospective and current parents coming to see what happens in our school. Questions, feedback and suggestions are always welcome and can be sought from the website in the first instance.

The timeline below gives a useful guide as to when a range of different visits, meetings and activities will occur across Year 6 and 7, both for students and parents/carers. This range of different events help all students, including our most vulnerable, to feel at ease with the building, the staff, other students and our processes.

Open Evening

September 21, 2016

Open Evening

Welcome to our Open Evening…

Deadline for applications to be submitted to County Hall

October 31, 2016

This is the official deadline for all places at secondary schools, however late applications can be submitted, though places will be allocated after those in by this date.…

Parents and school informed of allocated school placements

March 1, 2017

We do not know if your child has been given a place before you do! We are excited to find out all about our new students for August 2017.…

Meeting for Out of Catchment Students and Parents/Carers

April 24, 2017

These will be booked with parents from week beginning 24th April. We appreciate that pupils who join us from out of catchment schools will need some extra support, so we invite them in together to meet and to get to know the school, staff and current pupils a little early, along with their parents/carers.…

SEND team to visit feeder schools

April 24, 2017

These visits will take place over April/May. Our SEND team will begin their work to make transition as smooth as possible for students who may require additional support.…

Science workshops begin for feeder primary schools

May 1, 2017

Students will be invited from feeder primary schools to get up to some scientific fun!…

Ebacc competitions run.

May 1, 2017

Look out for the History, Geography, RE and Languages quizes coming your way! Goodies for the winners!…

English and performing arts morning

May 1, 2017

Some year 6 students will be invited in to try out their creative side!…

P.E event.

May 1, 2017

Get sporty! Year 6 P.E event is sure to get your heart pounding!…

Food technology event.

June 1, 2017

Some Year 6 students will be creating (and sampling) tasty delights!…

Design technology activity.

June 1, 2017

Year 6 are our future! What will they be designing?…

Art activity.

June 1, 2017

Time to show that creative side again!…

Show in a day.

June 1, 2017

Are you the next hollywood star or more of as technical wizz-kid! We need all hands on deck to create a show in a day!…

Follow up meeting for out of catchment Parents.

June 5, 2017

We will book with parents from week beginning 5th June. Time to familiarise yourself a little more, if this is you!…

SEND team to invite parents in to discuss IEPs.

June 5, 2017

These will be booked with parents from week beginning 5th June. The SEND team will begin to invite parents in to discuss the individual needs of students with additional needs and to put plans in place.…

SEND transition days.

June 5, 2017

These will be booked in Liaison with parents and feeder primary schools from week beginning 5th June. The SEND team will begin early transition work.…

Theatre camp.

July 1, 2017

Why not join in The Heath Lane Theatre Camp. Great fun and an huge success last year!…

Transition days for all students and parents evening for Year 6 parents.

July 6, 2017

All our new students will come in 2 days to see what The Heath Lane Academy really has to offer. Your first glimpse of life at The Heath Lane Academy! We are very excited to have you! Open door policy – Parents are welcome to ring up and make an appointment to view the school at any time.…

1st Day as Heath Lane students

August 29, 2017

1st Day as Heath Lane students

It’s finally arrived. New uniform on, photos taken! We’ll see you at the gates! Let the learning commence!…