Year 6 Transition

If you are joining us in September 2024, this is the page for you! Below you will find our Transition Guide booklet, which contains a wealth of information about the transition process and what it is like to start in Year 7 at Horbury Academy.

We need to ensure we have the most up-to-date information about all our new starters. If you have not done so already, could you please complete the electronic admissions form below. via the link below:

Key Dates for 2024

  • March 2024

Offer of school places confirmed and initial letter of welcome sent to every parent/carer of pupils who have a place at Horbury Academy starting in September 2024.

  • 21 March 2024 – Year 6 Parent and Carer Information Evening

This information evening was for all parents, carers and pupils who have a place with us starting in September 2024. It was great to see some many parents, carers and pupils in attendance.

The PowerPoint with key information on from the evening is available to view here.

  • 25 and 26 June 2024 – Year 6 Taster Days

To support with transition, we will welcome pupils to Horbury Academy for two days. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet up, experience the life of Horbury Academy and feel more confident joining us in September. We cannot wait to meet you. Further information will be available nearer the date.

  • 25 June – Year 6 Parent and Carer Welcome Evening

This welcome evening is for all parents, carers and pupils who have a place with us starting in September 2024. Watch out for more information on this event on our social media platforms and on our website.

Virtual Tour of our Academy

Watch our film below to discover some of the important places in our academy and get to know a little bit about what kind of things go on.


Talking Heads

To complement our virtual tour, we’ve produced a series of ‘talking heads’ clips, to introduce our new intake to key staff and subjects, which you can find here.

We hope that by familiarising you with our staff, subjects and academy, it will help with any feelings of unease you may experience before September.

More information

Getting Started

As a parent/carer of a new starter, you’ll no doubt be keen to get started, with access to our parental communication system and online payment system. Find out how / what to expect, here.


For more information on transition, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for parents and pupils which can be found here.


For easy reference, any letters we issue in relation to transition will also be posted below.

We’re looking forward to meeting you soon!

Transition Guide 2024-2025

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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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