Transition

We understand that the transition from Primary to Secondary School is a very big and scary step for you and your child. At Archie, we want to do whatever we can to ease your worries as a parent/carer and to make our new students feel at home and quickly become a part of the ‘Archie’ family.

To help the transition process be as smooth as possible and to ease the anxiety that year 6 pupils feel, we provide a wide-ranging and unique transition programme. Here at Archbishop Sentamu Academy we have a Transition Co-coordinator who is dedicated full-time to providing information and support to new year 7 students as well as working closely with our partner primary schools throughout the year.

At the start of Y6 in late September, there is an Open Evening held at the Academy, this evening will give you and your child an opportunity to look around our Academy building and see for yourself the outstanding facilities we have on offer. Our subject teams provide ‘taster’ workshops for your child to participate in and to help gain an insight into life at Archbishop Sentamu Academy. Within the evening there is a presentation by the Academy Principal, Chay Bell. This will provide you with information about the academy including the transition process from primary to secondary school as well as information concerning the curriculum covered in Year 7 and beyond.

From the Spring Term our Transition Coordinator will be visiting our Partner Primary Schools, meeting our soon to be year 7 students.

She will be meeting with Y6 teachers and SENCOs to gather important information about your child, which will be passed on to the ASA team to make transition as smooth as possible.

If you have any questions regarding our transition process and support please email:

“We are happy with his progress and his confidence has grown since starting”

Y7 Parental Survey

“The open evening had the ‘wow’ factor. My son didn’t want
to leave; I’ve never seen him so enthusiastic about school.”

Y6 Parents Evening

“We are happy with his progress and his confidence has grown since he started.”

Y7 Parental Survey

“He is proud to attend this school and we are proud he is able to be part of Team Archie.”

Parent feedback

“I have a Year 6 going up to Archie in September. We couldn’t be happier, she’s been to the school and I know pupils who go now and I have heard nothing but great reports.”

Parent feedback

“The staff are very open and communicative. My son was even given extra tuition by a teacher in her own time after he had been off school ill.”

Parent feedback

“All the 6th formers I know have done amazing and thanks to Archie they are well prepared for the next chapter of their lives”

Parent feedback

“I would like to thank everyone at Archie; teaching and support staff for helping our daughter to achieve her very best”

Parent feedback

“The teaching and support has been outstanding over the last 7 years and I’m glad we chose
your school.”

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