Whether you are an upcoming Year 7 student, a current student, a parent or carer, welcome to everything you need to know about transition at Bruntcliffe Academy. On this page, you will find all the information regarding our transition days and contact details if you have any questions. However, I would first like to introduce myself directly to our future students:
My name is Mrs Fowler, I am the Assistant Principal for Student Experience and Transition Co-ordinator. It is my responsibility to ensure all future students have a smooth and successful transition to Bruntcliffe Academy.
As you make the step up to secondary school, there are lots of changes in your life that may cause you worry or anxiety. It is my role as achievement leader to make that journey as enjoyable and stress free as it can be.
I will be here to support you into becoming independent and resilient learners, who leave Bruntcliffe Academy as successful young adults, ready for future endeavours.
My door is always open to listen to any worries you may have, and to celebrate your successes along the way.
I look forward to hopefully meeting you in September when you become part of Bruntcliffe Academy.
In the week commencing May 13th, myself, along with members of the Senior Leadership Team, will be visiting all of our primary feeder schools. During this time we will meet with our future students, give them information about what will happen on the July transition days, but mainly answer any questions students may have about life at Bruntcliffe Academy.
At the beginning of June, you will receive a letter outlining the dates for the transition days, along with information on practical matters, such as, where to buy school uniform, the forms that need to be filled out regarding your personal details and the school rules. This letter will also give you specific timings on when to arrive at Bruntcliffe and what sessions we will be offering.
The 2019 Year 6 transition days will take place on July 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Over these three days, we will be offering sessions in all curriculum areas, and students will get the chance to experience many aspect of academy life. On the Wednesday evening, all parents and carers will be invited to Bruntcliffe Academy to meet the new Year 7 form tutors and to go through all the academy rules and get help with any questions that may still be un-answered. This will also be the opportunity to return the student detail forms.
I look forward to meeting you all shortly.
Please note: All Year 7 students, starting in September, will be studying Spanish.
Our 2019 Year 5 transition day will take place on the week commencing 15th July, with sessions in English, Science and Art. At the beginning of May, we will be sending out communication to the primary schools, offering key details about when transition events will occur for Year 5 students at Bruntcliffe Academy.
As a school, we will also be supporting our local primary schools from the week commencing the 8th July, by offering bespoke sessions in English and Maths. If you would like further detail about this, please do not hesitate to ask.
Yes, we offer free breakfast to all students in the dining hall from 8-8:30am.
Parents/Carers will be given an online account (ParentPay) to top up students’ accounts. This means that instead of cash, biometric identification is used. This helps to keep queues moving faster, allowing students more time to eat.
Yes, all Year 7 students are able to rent a locker for the year, at a cost of £5. Payment for this can be made via ParentPay.
We do our best to liaise with primary schools to place students in forms with friends, however it is not always possible for students to be matched. Where there are numerous students joining Bruntcliffe Academy from a primary school, we try to ensure students are in a form with a familiar face.
Bruntcliffe Academy operates a no phone policy, if a phone is visible i.e. seen through a pocket, is out around school or in the no phone zones to-from school the phone will be confiscated for 48 hours. Students can collect from Student Reception after the 48 hours.
Your Form Tutor will be your main point of contact as you will see them every day and for a total of over 3 hours per week. There will also be a Pastoral Support Officer for Year 7 who will deal with behaviour incidents and any other pastoral issues. As we value your attendance an Attendance Officer will also be assigned to your year group, they will run rewards for those with the best attendance, track attendance and place intervention for students with poor attendance. A member of Senior Leadership will manage the staff in each Year group and will deal with more serious incidents.
If you wish to e-mail me, please do so at email@example.com or phone the academy on 0113 2523 225.