Transition from Year 6 into Year 7

We are delighted that your son/daughter will be joining us in September (lockdown conditions permitting).  During this challenging time we are not able to hold Information Evenings so we have redesigned the transition process so you can still gain all the information that you and your son/daughter will would like to know before starting with us.  

We have sent out cards for your son/daughter to return to us about themselves and we are enjoying reading those are they are returned.  Once you have viewed the information below, please take a moment to complete the Permissions Form online at the link at the bottom of the page.  We can't wait to meet you all soon!

Transition Presentation

The presentation below has a voice recording for each page to present the information that you would have received at an Information Evening, please ensure you have your volume turned up and you play the voiceover.  Please click on the image to access the presentation.

 

Parents' Handbook

The Parents' Handbook provides a lot of detailed information as to our expectations of your son/daughter and what they can expect from us.  It also provides details of the school day, what they will need to bring etc.  This is a great resource to refer to throughout the year if you have any queries.  Please click on the image to view.

Yr 7 Permission Form to Complete

Thank you to everyone who has completed and returned the data form that we posted out to you.  Please can you also complete the Yr 7 Permissions Form, available here, below by Tuesday 30th June 2020.  This will enable us to be fully prepared for your son/daughter's start at Swindon Academy.

Have you misplaced the Data Form we sent you in the post?  If so, please complete the information online here by Tuesday 30th June 2020.  

Free School Meals

Do you need to apply for Free School Meals?  If so, this is done with Swindon Borough Council directly online at: https://www.swindon.gov.uk/info/20032/schools_and_education/408/free_school_meals

Virtual Tour

We have created a fun and informative (if a little shaky!) tour of the academy where you can hear from Heads of Department about what you can expect in their lessons and have a look around the school.  Prepare to get dizzy ...!

Virtual Tour

Uniform Supplier

As a follow up to the information provided in the Parents' Handbook, the supplier of of branded uniform items is The Famous School Branches Store in Swindon. Their Swindon store is now open on an appointment system for new pupils.  We encourage you to book your appointment early as the store will be able to see less people in store on this system and they envisage that they will get booked up very quickly.  This will ensure that you have your uniform ready for September. 

Please contact them directly for details of their appointments booking system or if you already know which items you require, go to their online store to view/order items: https://store.famousbranches.com/c/2242/Swindon-Academy

They have extended and increased their returns policy to 28 days or the 7th September, whichever is greater at the time of purchase.   
 

Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a document containing questions that we are often asked by parents when their child is due to start with us in Year 7.  You will find this document really useful.

If after reading and listening to all the information provided, you still have questions, please do not hesitate to drop us an email to year7transition@swindon-academy.org and we will get back to you.


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