Transition Days at Jesmond Park Academy

Our Programme

We pride ourselves on making sure that our students have the best transition experience from Year 6 into Year 7.

Transition – the next steps in learning

The transition to a new school can often be a daunting and worrying time for parents and children alike. We understand this, and work extremely hard to make sure that children joining us for the first time are prepared, settled and happy when continuing their learning journey with us for what we hope will be the next seven years.

Strong links – the smoothest transition

Successful transition begins when children are still in their primary schools. Regular contact is a key feature of the transition to us from our feeder primary schools. Our schools work collaboratively, joining together on various initiatives, transition events and projects.

Year 6 children get the opportunity to visit us for taster classes in selected subjects and other special events during the year, including our Christmas drama performance. In the summer term, all children who will be starting the academy in September join us for two full days of classes, sports and other activities during which get a real experience of what academy life will be like. On our transition days, children also get the opportunity to meet their new form class, make new friends and get to know the teachers and find their way around the academy.

We work closely with our primary school colleagues and listen carefully to what they tell us about your children. This provides us with a wealth of important information that helps us with your child’s personal transition and supports us in responding effectively to their individual needs. This ensures that they are comfortable about joining us for the new year and genuinely excited about the journey that lies ahead.

Parent Partnerships – strength by working together

Parent partnerships are such a valuable part of the transition process. We want your child to be successful during their time with us and, through working together effectively, we can make sure that we maximise their chances of success.

Our doors are open to parents and children and we actively encourage a visit to us for a tour the academy during the working day. This can be easily arranged by contacting the academy to arrange an appointment.

In the summer term, we hold our parents information evening to provide you with a wealth of information about transition. It also gives you the opportunity to meet with key staff, talk to us personally, ask any questions that you may have and purchase uniform ready for the new year.

For more information see our new Prospectus.

Transition days at jesmond park academy