Year 6 Transition
Transitioning into secondary school can be exciting, scary, daunting and inspiring. This page is here to help you out as you prepare for coming to join us in your your new school. Teachers have had some fun welcoming you to their departments and the idea is that it gives students the chance to learn more about the Academy including meeting teachers, hearing from students and seeing the building in action. We will be working hard to meet you all and be in touch with plenty of information and guidance. Any questions at all, do get in touch with us. In the meantime, we cannot wait to meet you all very soon.
Robin Street – Co-Principal
Foundation 1st day and week of term letter – Sept 2021
Please click here to read this letter
Watch our subject introductions…
In these videos, some of our departments and faculties explain what you can expect to learn when you join in September.
Preparing to Go Big!
Be Awesome, Go Big are activities to help students transition into Year 7. It can be used by students and parents at home and in school with teachers in class. It is designed to be motivational, helpful and reassuring and to help young people feel valued, loved, encouraged and equipped for the journey ahead.
Resources for Students
Each session has a corresponding section in the workbook, so make sure you have it ready before beginning your work.
Be Awesome Go Big Workbook
Session 1: Being awesome
Session 2: Unlocking your mind
Session 3: Dare to take risks
Session 4: Making the change
Session 5: Lost but not lost
Session 6: Bouncebackability
Session 7: What is normal anyway?
Session 8: Friendships and fallouts
Session 9: Living well
If you have time, try completing some of the additional activities in Getting ready to Go Big
Resources for Parents and Carers
These resources provide information, tips and questions to help you open up discussion with your child about the transition and help prepare them for starting secondary school.
Getting the support you need
Here at the Academy, you will receive excellent academic and pastoral support from staff who are dedicated to ensuring you feel comfortable and safe in your new environment.
We have five houses (Cygnus, Equuleus, Lyra, Orien and Vela) and you will be assigned one of these houses for the duration of your time at the Academy. You will belong to the same household for the duration of your time at the Academy, enabling you to draw on support from those that know you best: your tutors, Learning Sets and Heads of House.
Meet our Vice-Principal – Mr Molloy, Head of Pastoral and Operations
Finding your way around the Academy
We know it can be daunting trying to navigate your way around a new building, especially when you are having to manage a new timetable. If you find yourself struggling to find a classroom or space in the building when you first arrive, just ask another student or member of staff for help.
Extra Curricular Opportunities (we call it SDL – Self Directed Learning) & Trips
Much like everything else, our extensive SDL timetable has been affected by the pandemic and for the past year has been running online. However, this term marked our return to onsite activities and students once again had full access to a full and diverse programme of activities. Click here to be directed to our curriculum plans page, where you will find the SDL timetables.
Students at the UCL Academy are required to wear a uniform which is designed to foster pride in the Academy and promote good self-presentation skills important in future life. All items of uniform are affordable and easily available.
More information can be found in our prospectus:
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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Send an email to [email protected]