Welcome to The Holgate Academy. As restrictions from Covid-19 are released, we will endeavour to make the transition from primary to secondary education as smooth and enjoyable as possible, both with in-person events (subject to guidance) and online information.

Upon joining The Holgate Academy, we issue a ‘welcome guide’ containing essential information for parents and students.

You can download this guide here:

Essential guide to The Holgate Academy

Weduc parent guide

Bestwood bus timetable

On this page, you will find information about the transition period, along with work to complete to help to bridge this transition.

Transition workbook

Introducing staff members you’ll need to know!

Miss Chapman, our head of year 7, has put together this introductory video for year 6 pupils who are joining as Holgate students in September 2021.

Our year 7 students and Holgate prefects have also prepared some messages about their experiences of starting at The Holgate Academy.

We can’t wait to meet you in person!

We also think it’s a great idea for you to meet our leadership team and the rest of our year 7 team and find out a little bit more about them. Mr Pennington leads the way, as they outline what they do, what the best thing is about working at Holgate, and some of their likes and dislikes!

Introducing our leadership team

Introducing our year 7 staff team 2021

Finding your way around – a visual guide

You’ve already met Miss Chapman above, and in this video she gives you a video tour of our facilities with plenty of useful information packed into this short video. Hopefully this will give you an idea of how to find your way around before you start with us after the Summer break.

Transition resources