Year 6 Transition

  • Letter 17/07/2020 - Transition Information for Year 7 in September


As you’ll be aware, in May, the Government updated planning for primary schools and stated that visits to secondary schools for induction would not take place this academic year. As a result, we have come up with new ways to introduce our new Year 7 pupils to our academy, as follows.

Virtual Tour of our Academy

You can’t come to us so we’ll come to you… through a 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.

Virtual Welcome Evening

Take a look at our Virtual Welcome Evening below.

Welcome Pack

Our Year 7 Welcome Pack was produced before the pandemic, however it does contain lots of essential information you will need to know in readiness for September.

Year 7 Welcome Pack


Admissions Form for New Starters

If your child has a confirmed place at Horbury Academy for September, click below to provide your contact details and other key information.

Admissions Form

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Holiday Homework

Watch our Transition Leader, Mr Care’s, introduction to transition activities here.

We’ve put together an activity for pupils to complete over the summer holidays which, whilst fun, makes use of their Maths and English skills! You can find this optional homework here with an explanation here.

In addition, here are some transition activities and challenges we would like pupils to complete:

Transition Activity 1 – ‘All about me’

Transition Activity 2 – Horbury Bear diary

Transition Activity 2 – Planning Sheet

Transition Activity 3 – Summer Reading Challenge

We hope you have fun with these over the holiday period and look forward to seeing your finished pieces of work!

More information

For more information on transition, please refer to the below parental letters, as well as our Frequently Asked Questions for parents and pupils which can be found here….and please keep checking this page for more updates around transition.

First parental transition letter – May 2020

Second parental transition letter – June 2020

Year 7 Parent Letter – July 2020

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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