Year 6 Transition

Transition Days 4th and 5th July 2019

Academy Day 8.45am prompt to 2.50pm each day.
Uniform Measuring : Friday 5th July (during transition event)
Uniform Collection : Thursday 8th August.

A very warm welcome to students who will be joining us for Year 7 in September 2019, and their parents/carers.
This page is designed to keep you informed our transition process and events, and answer any questions that you may have about this exciting next step in your education.

Key Contacts

Mr Tiffany – Assistant Principal, Deep Support
Mrs Reed – Learning Manager – Year 7
Miss Bell – Transition Support

Key Transition Dates

Transition begins at 8.45am on 4th July and ends at 2.50pm on 5th July 2019
School re-opens for all students Wednesday 4th September 2019

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the times of the school day?

During Transition we aim to ensure Year 6 become familiar with the school day, so the aim is that times will be the same as for other students. Further information will be provided by letter nearer July.
School starts for all students at 8.45 am prompt.
Period 1 8.45 – 9.45am
Period 2 9.45 – 10.45 am
VMG Tutor Time/Assembly/Break 10.45 – 11.20am
Period 3 11.20am – 12.20pm
Period 4/Lunch 12.20 – 1.50pm
Period 5 1.50 – 2.50pm
For more detailed information on our school day visit

How is the School Uniform organised?
We will provide a full uniform to Year 7 students for when they start school. As students grow out of their uniform, parents are expected to buy official replacements, and there are more details about how to do this here:

It is planned that Year 6 students will be measured by Trutex our uniform supplier in school during the Transition days, and that Uniform will be able to be collected on certain days within the school holidays, towards the end of August.

What are the Transport arrangements?
Under Construction

What equipment will my child need?

All students will be provided with a Planner. They are expected to have a school bag that is large enough to contain an A4 folder. The basic equipment that is required from September is:

A black pen.
A red pen.
A pencil and pencil sharpener.
An eraser.
A Collins Pocket English Dictionary or equivalent
A Collins pocket French dictionary or equivalent
A scientific calculator
A school geometry set which should include a compass, a protractor a 6 inch ruler and a set square.

What are the lunchtime arrangements?

Under Construction

SEN and Inclusion

During the coming months, Mrs Reid, Mr Dickinson and Mr Tiffany will be visiting primary schools to meet Year 6 students and their teachers to gather crucial transition information.