Transition 2021


We are extremely proud to welcome you and your family to Granville Academy. 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 this year we acknowledge that the loss of schooling last year, and the interruption in this, may have left many more students being less prepared than previous years, and therefore, this year, many more young people may find this move more challenging and stressful than traditionally seen. Please be assured that we are working as hard as we can to reduce fears and anxieties.


All parents have been sent transfer applications forms in the week that Secondary placements were announced. If 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.

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

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

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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Year 6 Weekly Bulletins

Bulletin 4 - Monday 21st June 

Bulletin 2 - Monday 17th May 2021 

Bulletin 1 - Monday 3rd May 2021 



Transition Support Links: 

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 to transition 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.


Last year, we used Showbie to communicate with Year 6 students, 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. All this will also be shared with primary schools.

Please be assured that we are working with all our feeder primary schools to gather the information that we need about your child.

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.



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: 






Bulletin 1 - 11th May 2020

Bulletin 2 - 18th May 2020

Bulletin 3 - 1st June 2020

Bulletin 4 - 8th June 2020

Bulletin 5 - 15th June 2020

Bulletin 6 - 22nd June 2020

Bulletin 7 - 6th July 2020

As we are keenly aware that students will be concerned about the changes and challenges of moving on. We have shared the following links to support students with those fears and worries. Feedback from a number of the Year 6 students suggests that these have been really useful.

BBC Bitesize videos

Young minds General tips and support on how to find our feet. The videos are from Year 6's and Year 7's across the country talking about their fears and suggestions on how to make friends.

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

About Us

The Academy office is open Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm during term time.

Tel: 01283 216765 


Principal: Mrs Michelle Oliphant

Chair of Governors: Mr Declan Royston-Webb 

SENCO: Miss Mari Paskin