Year 6 Transition

Transition Days – TBC for 2020

Welcome to Year 6 parents, carers and children who will be joining Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth in the summer of 2020. This page is designed to keep you informed about our transition process and to ensure that any questions or queries you might have are answered, and where relevant displayed here. At present transition dates are to be confirmed. If you have any questions or queries please email and we will endeavour to answer any questions.
For any other admissions queries, parents should simply contact the Stockton Borough Council Local Authority Admissions Team via 01642 393939 or 526605 or e-mail via:

Key dates


Key Contacts

Mrs Dawn Wheeldon – Inclusion Coordinator
Mrs Kaye Brudenell – Learning Manager for Year 7

Communication and News

Parents and students can keep up-to-date with what is happening here at the academy, what events are coming up, and what letters and other information has gone home via the School Website

Key Documents

Copies of letters and documents passed onto Year 6 parents of students due to join Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth will appear below during the course of the year.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the times of the school day?
During transition we aim to ensure Year 6 become familiar with the school day, so the aim is that times will be the same as for other students. Further information will be provided by letter nearer July.

School starts for all students at 8.20 am prompt.


How is the School Uniform organised?
We will provide a full uniform to Year 7 students when they start the school. As students grow out of their uniform, parents are expected to buy official replacements.

What are the Transport arrangements?
We will liaise with Partner Primary Schools and parents on an individual basis to design the best transport arrangements during the transition period. For many students it is hoped they can get used to using the means of transport that will be undertaken from September.

What equipment will my child need?
All students will be provided with a planner. They are expected to have a school bag that is large enough to contain an A4 folder. The basic equipment that is required from September is:
• A black/blue pen.
• A red pen.
• A pencil and
• An eraser.

What are the lunchtime arrangements?
Year 7 students have their lunch as a year group, between 12.30 – 1.00pm. This ensures there is minimal queuing time and that they can eat together in their first year at the academy.

SEN and Inclusion
During the coming weeks, Mrs Dawn Wheeldon and Mrs Kaye Brudenell, the Learning Manager for Year 7 will be visiting primary schools to meet Year 6 teachers to gather crucial transition information. Colleagues from primary schools will also be working alongside Year 6 students and Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth during the lead up to transition.

Mrs Dawn Wheeldon will be liaising with Primary Schools for students who require an enhanced transition. These dates will be agreed in accordance with the Local Authorities Transition Guarantee and at a time which is suitable to the Primary and Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth.

If you have any questions relating to enhanced transition, please see the key contacts above.