It is important to us that every student joining the Academy feels confident and knowledgeable about their move.

The majority of our students transfer to Catcote at the start of Year 7 and we provide a wide range of transition activities with our partner primary schools to enable all pupils to get to know Catcote Academy staff and explore our exciting school facilities. This programme also gives staff from both settings the opportunity to work together; learning from each other to develop educational experiences and help make the transition as smooth as possible.

When students join us at other times, we plan a transition programme to meet their individual needs. This might involve spending time in one of our classes, visits from staff to them in their current school or taster sessions of their chosen course.

We gather as much information as possible before students start attending the Academy to ensure that they are supported effectively. Our staff attend meetings, make visits to other schools and liaise with parents to ensure that the process goes smoothly.

To find out more about transition, please contact Lyn Younger at the Academy.

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