Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Transition from Primary to Freebrough Academy

Making the transition from primary to secondary education can seem a daunting prospect for many young people. At Freebrough Academy we aim to support students every step of the way. We work closely with our primary schools to ensure that students have the opportunity to take part in events at the Academy throughout Key Stage 2. We also provide expert teaching, which can be delivered in the primary school itself, to support the delivery of specialist subjects.

We’d like to say welcome to our Year 6 students who will be joining us in September! Take a look at our virtual tour to see inside the academy:

The virtual tour ties in to the launch of our weekly lessons to give you an idea of what life at Freebrough Academy will be like. You can do these lessons at home or in your primary school and we hope you enjoy the first lesson – ‘Welcome to Freebrough Academy’.


Copies of the documents below have been posted to all Year 6 students starting at Freebrough Academy in September 2020. Please return the completed forms to the academy at the earliest possible opportunity and no later than Friday 12 June.


Please place your Trutex uniform orders for Freebrough Academy online by no later than 27th July 2020 to ensure delivery prior to the start of the September term. It is recommended that orders are made ASAP.

The following links provide useful Trutex sizing guides and videos:



Also, the transport application form MUST be completed and returned to Freebrough Academy ASAP please.

Early Transition from Primary School to Freebrough Academy

By integrating the Year 6 students into the Academy at the end of the summer term rather than the start of the autumn we aim to enable students to:

  • Become familiar with the building
  • Get to know their teachers and tutor groups
  • Make new friends
  • Understand our expectations and rules
  • Overcome any anxiety they may feel about coming to the academy
  • Make an effective start in September to ensure maximum progression

During early transition students will take part in a variety of activities but will also follow their Year 7 timetable and will, therefore, get a flavour of their subjects.

More information about primary transition is available at our Year 5/6 Open Evening for prospective students and parents and our Transition Evenings for those have gained a place at Freebrough Academy each year.

What Our Year 7 Parents Have Told Us:

“My child has enjoyed all aspects of the induction and has made many new friends.”

“Early transition has been the best thing Freebrough have ever done!”

“My child feels less nervous about the transition and is looking forward to September. She is excited about the work the tutor group is doing and feels like she is already a part of the school.”

“Brilliant! My child has come home animated every day.”

“It’s really helped to build her confidence.”

“We are delighted with Freebrough!”

If you have any concerns during early transition, or when your child joins Freebrough Academy please do not hesitate to contact us.

Freebrough Academy is a member of the Northern Education Trust.
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