Year 6 Transition

If you’re a Year 6 pupil (parent/carer) joining us in September 2023,  this is the page for you!

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

Up to date information on pupils transferring to Horbury Academy in September 2023

As we move towards September, we need to ensure we have the most up to date information about you and your child, so that we can begin to contact you directly, rather than through your primary school.

Thank you to all those parents who have already submitted this information. If you have yet to do so, could you please complete the contact information electronically by clicking this link: 

New Year 7 Welcome Evening – 27th June

It was wonderful to see so many parents, carers and pupils at our Welcome Evening. Visitors got to take part in four different sessions on the following areas of Horbury Academy life in preparation for their move to the academy in September.

Resources for each of the four sessions are linked below, along with our holiday homework for all pupils who will be joining us in September.

Key Dates for 2023

  • March 2023

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 2023.

  • 23 March 2023 – Year 6 Parent and Carer Information Evening

This information evening is for all parents, carers and pupils who have a place with us starting in September 2023. Watch out for more information on this event on our social media platforms and on our website.

  • 27 and 28 June 2023 – 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.

  • 27 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 2023. 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. 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 Form Tutors

Ahead of your September start at Horbury Academy, hear from our Year 7 Form Tutors!

Simply click the name of each Form Tutor to watch a short video introduction.

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.

Parent Welcome Letter 03.03.2023

Taster Day Letter 16.06.2023

Parental Letter 21.07.2023

We’re looking forward to meeting you soon!

Transition Guide 2023-2024

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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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