New Year 7 Transition Arrangements for Autumn 2022

At Orchard Mead Academy we understand how important it is to ensure a smooth and enjoyable transition to secondary school, to support this we have developed an extensive transition program to deliver assurances to both parents and students.


Admission ClinicsFriday 25th March


Friday 29th April


Friday 27th May


Guided tours by a member of our senior leadership team of Orchard Mead Academy. The tours will offer an opportunity to see our school during the academic day.


You will also meet with the EAL Lead, the SENCO, the Head of Year 7, and Assistant Head of Year 7 for support to complete the admissions forms.

In school visits by Transition Team From April onwardsOur Transition Team will visit the majority of Year 6 students in their primary school.

We will talk to students about their move to Orchard Mead Academy and will be on hand to answer any questions that they may have.


We will also speak to Year 6 teachers to gather important information about your child as this will help us support their transition to Orchard Mead Academy.

Induction Evening


28th June 2022Induction Evening 5 to 7 pm

Join us for a fantastic opportunity to:

     Meet the Principal

     Learn more about our Academy

     Take a tour and meet our fantastic teachers

Our uniform suppliers, Uniform Direct, will also be available for you to try on and purchase our school uniform.

Induction Day28th June 2022Induction Day 8.30 am to 2.30 pm

Students will come directly to Orchard Mead Academy for 8.30 am, parents can drop children off at reception, and spend the day at Orchard Mead Academy, until 2.30 pm. Children will be provided a snack and a lunch time meal, however should bring their own water bottles for the day.

First Day of School30th August 2022This is the first day of your new term at Orchard Mead Academy. To ensure our new students get the very best start, we are only opening for Year 7s on this day.
Resources ·         Year 7 Parent Handbook

·         Transition Booklet for students

·         Transition page on school website

·         Admissions Packs


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