Year 6 Transition

If you’re a Year 6 pupil (parent/carer) joining us in September 2022,  this is the page for you!

We’ll use this page to keep you updated throughout your transition to Horbury Academy….Looking forward to meeting you already!

Key Dates for 2022

  • 30th June 2022 – Year 6 Taster Day  

This day is for all our incoming year 7 pupils starting in September 2022. Further information will be provided nearer the date.

  • 30th June 2022 – Year 6 Parent Welcome Evening 

    Two sessions to reduce any potential overcrowding and to ease congestion:

    5.30pm to 6.00pm – Surnames A – K

    6.15pm to 6.45pm – Surnames L – Z 

    During the evening you will have the opportunity to meet our Principal, Mrs Walker, along with other senior members of staff and our Year 7 Pastoral Year Leader. Staff in attendance at this evening will make themselves available to answer parental enquiries or to note information which you may want to share with us to help your child make the best possible start at Horbury Academy.  

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. Oh and keep one eye open for a VIP round these parts – the Horbury Bear, who clearly likes being the centre of attention, popping up in every room!

​​​‘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.

Year 7 Supporting Success Booklet


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.

Year 6 Information Evening Letter 2022

Taster Day Letter June 2022

We’re looking forward to meeting you soon!

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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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