Is there any work for me to do over Summer to prepare me for Year 7?
Yes, please click here to access your Summer learning task. This will be used as part of one of your first English lessons in September.
How can I get in touch if I have any concerns regarding transition?
In the first instance, please contact Ms Saddique, Head of Year 7: Y7@thehalifaxacademy.org
What happens if I am the only person from my primary school and I don’t know anyone?
As you can see above, there are lots of ways that we will get to know you before September. In your first week, your tutor will also support you in making new friends, finding your way around and understanding your timetable. We also have prefects (Phase 4 students) who are great role-models and will be happy to show you the way and help you settle in.
What equipment will I need on my first day?
On your first day at The Halifax Academy you will need to bring a school bag that is large enough to carry all of your books, stationery and P.E. kit. At our Family Transition Evening you will see the equipment packs that we ask all families to purchase ready for September. They contain the equipment you will need in lessons and can be paid for via ParentPay (see below).
What do I do if I forget something?
Your Teams page and student planner will help you to be organised each day. Remember to always carry your planner and timetable with you and pack your bag the night before school. Your Year Manager will be on duty as you arrive at school and you will see your tutor each day. You can also contact teachers quickly and easily via Microsoft Teams – we will teach you how to use this in September and you will be an expert in no time! There is a stationery stall each break time should you need to replace equipment.
What uniform do I wear?
More information will be shared about uniform at our transition events. Go to the Uniform page for more information: Uniform