Joining us in 2021?
Calling all parents of year 6 pupils – 1 March 2021 saw national offer day for secondary school places.
For those pupils who have been offered a place at The Holgate Academy, we can’t wait to meet you during your transition activities, and for you to become part of our academy community in September.
It’s very important to accept this offer as soon as you can – parents/carers will need to do this through Nottinghamshire County Council – an email should have been received with instructions on how to do this.
Almost 91% of Nottinghamshire children were offered their first choice of school last year. If you haven’t received the offer you were hoping for and you wish to appeal, help is available here: https://bit.ly/37eke2E.
September 2020 transition resources
For September 2020 transition information and resources, visit our 2020 intake transition page.
Here at The Holgate Academy we run a transition programme to support and prepare students from year 5 upwards for secondary education.
For the crucial transition time from year 6 to year 7, we provide key support at every step of this process, ensuring that all children and their families make this transition as smoothly as possible.
Upon joining The Holgate Academy, we issue a ‘welcome guide’ containing essential information for parents and students.
You can download this guide here:
Our transition programme
We have strong partnerships with our primary family of schools and liaise closely to support the transition process. Our extensive plan of activity includes:
- Taster Days introducing pupils to subject-specific lessons
- Year 5 open evening held in the summer term
- Year 6 open evening in the autumn term
- Academy in Action tours run throughout the academic year
- Visits to local primary schools to meet with year 6 students and staff
- Year 6 transition days in July – a chance to experience academy life and meet their new tutor group. Parents are also invited to an evening event to meet their child’s house leaders.
Please view our schedule of activities below and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the transition team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the dates below are subject to change – however, they give you an idea of our usual programme of activities for transition.