We fully appreciate and recognise that some things will be different for when students join us at Magna Academy and that change can be both daunting and exciting.
In support, we have developed a fully inclusive transition programme to help encourage students and their families to think about those changes and to provide them with useful information that will help everyone to feel more comfortable and confident with their secondary school transition.
Key transition events and communications include:
(*All items marked with an asterisk: Covid restrictions may apply, in which case events will be held virtually)
Pre-Application as Year 6 sTUDENTS
- The Annual Academy Open Evening and Academy Prospectus
- Scheduled tours/coffee mornings during the academy day
Post-application and place accepted as Year 6 students
- Welcome packs and statutory information
- Transition welcome letter
- Transition handbook
- Welcome assemblies: Magna visits to feeder schools (all students)*
- Phoenix Centre visits to feeder schools (SEND/SEHM/LAC)*
- Welcome experience: Students arrive at Magna for an orientation/challenge event*
- Transfer day*
- Transfer evening*
- Transition subject activity pack
September Induction as Year 7 students
- Induction Day: Academy closed to other Year groups
- Handing-in of summer activity tasks
- Induction fortnight:
You Are Awesome project • Year group assembly • House assembly • Introduction of tutor group tasks • Timetable • Sixth Form buddies • Enrichment and rewards • Baseline assessments
- Year 7 Expectations • Meet the Tutor evening
We have an incredible team of staff who manage the process who will do all they can to make the transition process for children from primary to secondary education as smooth and enjoyable as possible.
We will be regularly updating the Admissions page on this website with relevant information to support our families through the process.