TRANSITION 2024 - YEAR 7
Details to follow.
Transition 2023 - YEAR 7
Transition days - 4th & 5th July
Scheduled transition days, which are set for Tuesday, July 4th, and Wednesday, July 5th, will proceed as planned, regardless of the NEU industrial strike action scheduled for Wednesday.
On both mornings of the transition days Year 6 pupils must enter the school building through the car park entrance, using the designated gates. Staff will be present to guide them to the appropriate area, and there will be clear signs to assist them. The gates will open promptly at 8:15 am and close at 8:25 am.
Parents/Carers are asked to advise how their child will be getting home once we dismiss them at 2:45 pm by completing a short form using the following link: HERE
Children are to be collected from the same designated area at 2:45 pm.
Online Admission Form
In order to ensure a smooth transition and to enable us to gather important, up-to-date, information before your child joins us, we are requesting parent/carers complete our admission and consent forms online, here - www.theacademy.applicaa/year7
All prospective parent/carers have been emailed login credentials and reminders have also been sent out.
The online portal contains all the information required before your child starts in September. Some key information can also be found below:
Components of your Parent / Carer Welcome Pack include:
- Welcome letter from the Principal HERE
- Parent/Carer Handbook HERE
- Application for Free School Meals HERE
- Instrument Tuition at AVA Letter (Secondary) HERE (website/online form HERE)
- Uniform - www.plschoolwear.co.uk
- Friday 16th June 2023 - Form Submission Deadline
- Saturday 24th June - AVA'Bury Festival (more information can be found HERE)
- Saturday 1st July - (10am - 3pm) - Uniform Day (Click HERE to make an appointment with PL Schoolwear who will be conducting the fitting at AVA)
- Transition Evening - 4th July 2023 (5pm-7pm) - Register HERE
- Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th July 2023 - Transition Days
- Summer School Monday 24th July - Friday 28 July 2023 (Registration HERE) (registration closing date 23rd June 2023)
If you have any help or support regarding the admission or transition process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Transition Evening 2022
We asked our current year 7 students to think of some questions they wanted an answer to before joining AVA…
1. How will I ever find my way around such a big school?!
It is quite scary at first when you see such a big building and are expected to find your way around. Just remember that everyone else in the school experienced this challenge when they first joined the Aylesbury Vale Academy and you can ask and teacher or student how to get somewhere.
Top tip: The classrooms on each floor are in one big square so you can keep going around until you find your classroom!
2. What happens if I am late to lessons?
In September, we know that you won’t know your way round and if you are a bit late your teachers will understand. After a couple of weeks, however, we will expect you to be on time for lessons in the same way as the older year groups.
Top tip: Stick with someone else in your class between lessons and arrange a meeting place at the end of break and lunch so that you find your way together.
3. Are the older students nice?
Obviously the older students may seem a lot bigger than you, but they will always be willing to help you out. Remember they were once in year 7 too!
Top tip: Look for the students with stripy ties. They are our prefects and are always looking out for year 7 students who need help.
4. Will I make new friends?
Of course you will make new friends! If you are the only student from a primary school coming here, we will make sure you have a chance to meet new people in the same situation as you.
Top tip: Always be yourself! You don’t need to impress anyone to make new friends. If you stay true to yourself, you will naturally meet people who you will click with.
5. How will I learn all of my teachers’ names?
The names of all of your teachers will be on your timetable. It may take a while to remember so many names after only having one or two teachers, but you’ll
Top tip: Once you have your timetable, get someone at home to test your memory! Try to remember as many of your teachers’ names as you can and ask someone in your family to test you.
“Before I was really scared and worried that I would get lost or do something wrong but now I'm confident and love going to school every day. I feel happy and excited of what is to come in the future.”
“It’s not as hard as I thought, moving up. Do not be afraid to ask people to help you find your way around.”
“I wish I knew before I came here that it was going to be so easy to settle in a whole new school only knowing a few people. I shouldn't have been scared of being on my own as I wasn't the only one going through this new experience.”
“I felt nervous on my first day but now I love this school. I thought I would get lost or be picked on! I only wanted to walk round with my friends from primary but I soon made new friends! I enjoy school, but I will always have a part of my primary school with me!”