Year 6 Transition


Latest Page Update: Thursday 22 July 2021 (update – meet our staff)


At The Featherstone Academy we want your child to be happy and successful.  If we are to fulfill this aim it is important that we all work together as we all know that communication is the key to success.

If you are the parent or carer of a Year 6 student currently exploring your options for secondary schools, we would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our school website and to make it clear that we will do whatever we can to support you and your family in making the decisions that are best for you at this significant point in your child’s education.

At The Featherstone Aacdemy, we fully understand that you and your child are entering a period of significant change from the familiar life at a relatively small primary school to facing the new challenges of a large secondary school.  Families who opt to join The Featherstone Academy can be sure that we will work tirelessly to support you and your family in making this big step; it may or may not be your first experience of the transition process, but we aim to ensure that it is a smooth and helpful experience regardless.

For us, communication is the foundation to a smooth process of change and we continue to review the way that we engage with families of children looking to join us in Year 7.  Some of our communication is documented and you can access these materials here on this website.  Some of the other ways that we communicate with families is through events that we arrange here at The Featherstone Academy or through visits to relevant primary schools; documents and letters are very important, but we do not underestimate the value of face-to-face communication.

We hope that by communicating our expectations this way and by giving families an insight into life at The Featherstone Academy, we will remove the anxieties and concerns that can make transition a hurdle to leap over rather than a doorway to walk through.

We look forward to forming sound partnerships with you.


Click here for welcome messages from our Principal and Assistant Headteacher


Click here for the virtual tour of the academy


Transition Dates

Unfortunately, we have come to the decision that we are unable to conduct our planned transition program due to the continuation of Covid restrictions and current government guidelines.

This means that we will be cancelling our two-day transition days planned for Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 July 2021 along with our Transition evening that was due to take place Thursday 8 July 2021.

We will be contacting each primary school this week to arrange visits from a variety of our staff to your child’s school to talk with students and support with the transition process.

It is still our aim to run a one-week transition summer school for all new students during the first week of the summer holidays.  Again further details and communications will be passed on to both parents, carers and primary schools later this week.


Click here for the Transition Information Booklet for 2021-2022 admissions


Click here for the Transition Forms that need to be completed and returned to the academy no later than Thursday 8 July 2021


Hard copies of the above will be delivered to feeder schools week commencing Monday 14 June 2021


Year 6 Summer School

Click here for information regarding Summer School for students transitioning to the academy


The deadline for applying for Summer School has now passed  Parents/Carers who have signed up their child(ren) for Summer School have received an Edulink One or text message confirming their place – timetable for the week can be found by clicking here


The video below gives a flavour of what to expect at our Year 6 Summer School



Meet Our Staff



Feeder Schools

Below is a list of our most common feeder schools, with links to each:

Streethouse Primary School

Featherstone All Saints C of E Academy

St Thomas CE Junior School

North Featherstone Junior & Infant School

Purston Infants School

Girnhill Infants School

The Featherstone Academy