Castleford Academy

Year 6 Transition

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We are delighted that your child has been offered a place in Year 7 at Castleford Academy for September 2023 and very much look forward to meeting you.

Welcome to Castleford Academy

A Welcome from Mr Bush. We’re extremely excited to welcome next year’s Year 7 to the team here at Castleford Academy! Keep an eye on our Twitter page for transition updates from our staff and pupils.

Head of Year Welcome

Information for Parents

Transition Dates

Due to the recent government announcement regarding the delay in lifting restrictions, the revised date for Transition Day is now Tuesday 4th July. A letter to parents will be sent out in due course with further details. 

A message from the pupils

Map of the School

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Transition Pack

We will be posting out a transition pack to your home, admissions forms and lots of other information, including expectations about uniform and where to buy it, in the summer term. This will contain the form tutor group for your child.

MathsWatch Tutorial

Lexia Tutorial

The Transition Programme ​ ​

Throughout your child’s time at Primary school, we work closely with the pyramid to ensure that the transition from primary to secondary school is made as easy as possible for your child. We have a close partnership with the pyramid schools. Working together, we can ensure the best support for your child.

As part of transition, pupils within the Pyramid are given a number of opportunities to visit the Academy. These include: theatre productions, The Spelling Bee, Parent tours, Accelerated Reader and numerous sporting events.  All of these events enable your child to have experience of the Academy before they attend in September.

In September, the first two days of Year 7 are key to helping your child settle in. During this time, only year 7 pupils are in school and this forms part of our transition plan.  This enables them to find their way around the school, get to know the teachers and support staff and to make new friends within their form and year group. The first day is spent with Form Tutors so that pupils are able to get to know other pupils within their form and their form tutor. During the second day, pupils will have the opportunity to go to some of their lessons. 

We also have an established programme of Key Stage Three transition mentoring. This further supports pupils with transition and establishes strong links between parents/guardians and the Academy to ensure the best possible support is given to pupils. 

Prior to the transition days, staff from the Academy will visit Pyramid schools to meet with pupils who are to join us in September. This gives year 6 pupils the opportunity to ask any questions or raise any concerns.

We look forward to working with you during the transition process and throughout your child’s time with us. 

Mrs K Chippendale (Assistant Headteacher)