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Transition Blog for Students Starting September 2021

Welcome to our Transition Blog!

Below you will find new and regular posts to further keep that contact between our new starters and school. Please remember to also see all the information on the Transition section on our website (click here).

Y7 Transition Summer Communication Letter

5th May 2021

Take a look at our Transition Booklet

Click here to gain a further insight into our school – we are looking forward to welcoming you! :O)

Check out our main Headteacher Blog!

Click here to see what’s happening at Newsome Academy on our main Blog.

Transition Days Information
(updated following national guidance)

Due to national guidance we have had to adapt our originally planned transition days. This means we have had to reduce the number of schools attending, information has already been sent to all primary schools to make them aware of the planned changes. The reason for the planned changes is due to bubbles and ensuring we can keep each primary school in their own bubble and not mixing with other students.

The following schools have confirmed attendance;
Lowerhouses
Hillside
We are awaiting confirmation of attendance from the following schools;
Oak Primary
Birkby J&I
Newsome Juniors
Any other school;
All parents of students at any other schools not listed above – we haven’t forgotten you! You will have received a personalised invite, inviting you and your child into school for a 20 minute tour of the Academy. The tour will led by a member of the Senior Leadership Team and will give you the opportunity to ask any questions to alleviate any anxieties your child may have before starting with us.

We look forward to welcoming all Year 6 students to our Academy 🙂

Uniform Update

Transition students (Y6-Y7) – our suppliers are entering the final stages of production for your Childs FREE Uniform. The YEAR 7 cohort will be the first to receive the uniform, giving you plenty of time to get those door step photos for their very first day at Newsome Academy! We will be in touch shortly with further updates and how you receive your voucher! 

Cancellation to Transition Event/s

Newsome Academy has planned and battled against all odds to ensure that as many of our future students as possible would be able to have a physical transition period – when all other schools quickly made the decision not to. This is because we strongly believed that reducing anxiety and supporting mental well-being during one of the most monumental periods in your children’s lives, was a priority and warranted creative approaches and adaptations to enable the transition period to go ahead – safely and in line with national guidelines.

Unfortunately, due to staff isolations and the subsequent current restrictions that we, and all schools, have had to work around, we have been faced with no choice but to cancel. This is with a very heavy heart, as I and my staff really wanted to relieve any anxiety or nerves before the summer term.

Please see letter by clicking here

Summer Update/Keeping in Touch

We hope you are having a lovely summer so far. Most of our families have already retrieved their vouchers for our Academy uniform. If you need any further support or advice, please email transition@newsomehigh.kirklees.sch.uk

Testing Information for New Y7 Students

Click here to see letter regarding testing arrangements in September.

Start of Term Welcome Letter

Click here to see key information for the start of term.

Our new Year 7 students will get free food on Monday

Students will be fed and watered at break and lunch on their first day at school.

Want to find out more?

Get in Touch

Please send us an enquiry on our contact page or call us on 01484 516712 and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.