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.
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:
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.
Students will be provided with a blue transition polo shirt to wear during transition, which can be used as PE kit from September. This enables students to feel like a part of our Academy as a year group rather than separate primary groups.
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.
“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.