Year 6-7 Transition


Transition 2021

We appreciate that the move from primary to secondary school is an important transition for both the child and the parent/carers. The fear of moving on this next phase of a child's education is challenging for many students in any given year, but in the last few years, we acknowledge that the loss of schooling, and interruption of social interaction, may have left many more students being less prepared than previous years, and therefore, many more young people may find this move more challenging and stressful than traditionally seen. As such our Transition Programme centers around the child.

During the first week that Secondary placements are announced, Parents/Carers will be sent transfer applications forms. If you have moved since putting the application in, or you have not received yours, the forms can be found here: Student Data Form and Eligibility Checking Form Please ensure that these are returned to the Academy as soon as possible.

Every year, we review and build on our Transition programme. Parents and young people can expect as a minimum;

- A tour of the Academy before Transition day

- A Transition day (Covid-19 pending)

- Opportunities to communicate with Key Staff from Easter (online via Showbie) 

- Personalised answers to questions

- Access to Transition work and resources, released on a weekly basis

- Student and Parental Voice (questionnaire)

- Peer to Peer guide and advice

- If your child has identified SEND, email contact will be made from our SEND Team

- Year 6 Bulletins summarising Year 6 questions, concerns and feedback


Transition Support Links that parents/carers and Year 6 students might find useful to ease worries and  concerns:

BBC Bitesize   - This link will provide you with some useful hints about starting secondary school.

Get My Grades - Guide to Starting Year 7   - A blog with key things to think about.

The Spark - Spark asked their team of children and counsellors to write some tips for students about transitioning from Year 6 to Year 7.

Young Minds  - Young Minds have created a "Find your feet" video all about students and their fears over joining secondary school.

BBC series “our school which is all around following students new to Y7.


Click the link to view: Summer School Summary 2021 


Please see below for summary information on Transition 2021

Transition 2021

We used Showbie to communicate with Year 6 students for the first-time last year, and plan to do the same this year. Accounts will be set up for each child. Usernames and passwords will be shared with primary schools by Easter. We will use this platform to share external links to experiences of transition problems, including friendship advice, as well as documents about Granville Academy, what it means to be a student here and subject transition work.

We hope all Year 6 students and their parents/carers find Showbie and this page useful. Please keep checking this section of the website as we will be updating it frequently. Please be rest assured, we are planning carefully for the start of the autumn term.

Parental voice is an important part of our Transition work, we would like to invite all parents/carers to complete our 2021 Year 6 Questionnaire.

All transition, activities and information is available for Year 6 on Showbie. If you do not know your username and password, please contact Miss Hewart:

Sample of Year 6 Weekly Bulletins

Bulletin 4 - Monday 21st June 

Bulletin 2 - Monday 17th May 2021 

Bulletin 1 - Monday 3rd May 2021 


ParentPay - students will be given login details for parents/carers within the first week of them starting at Granville Academy. If there any are queries, please contact Miss Whiddett at the Academy. 

Link to ParentPay Support/ FAQ:

Please click the following links to view our Year 6 presentations from last year (2020): 

Principal Presentation 

Transition Arrangements - Assistant Principal

Year 7 Students - Transition Experience 

Student Leadership Team

Subject Presentations: