Year 6-7 Transition

Congratulations on securing a place at Ormiston Forge Academy and welcome to the Forge Family.

I would like to extend a very warm welcome from myself, our team of teachers and support staff and all of our students. This is an exciting time. Now that you have secured a place, we will be working alongside your primary school to ensure your transition to us is as smooth as possible.

We pride ourselves on our comprehensive induction process and, by the time you join us in September, you will recognise lots of faces and know how to get around our site. Our taster days, which will be filled with exciting activities and sample lessons, will be arranged directly with your current primary school.


Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th June 2024

Our induction days on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th July 2024 complete your transition, and will also include parental information evenings. You will be notified of your allocated evening once form groups have been assigned.

Students will be expected to attend all four of these days, between 8:35 and 15:05, wearing their primary school uniform. There will also be a transition evening (information shared in due course) where parents will have the opportunity to meet with progress tutors and hear some important information from some key members of the Forge Family. This will also give you the opportunity to return the completed student information pack. On the transition days themselves, lunch will be provided, but we recommend that children are sent in with a snack for break time and a refillable water bottle. It would also be a good idea, weather dependent, to apply some sun cream and consider sending them in with a hat.


We are delighted to announce that we are going to run Summer School in the first week of the summer holidays for students joining us in year 7 in September.

The week will run from Tuesday 23rd July to Friday 26th July from 9.30am until 1.30pm each day with breaktime and a lunch break. Activities over the week will include literacy, numeracy, art, STEM (science technology, engineering and maths) and music. There will be sports activities on offer each day and orientation activities to help students get to know their way around Forge in preparation for September. Best of all, the entire week is free of charge!


The pack you received in the post has everything you need to know before starting the Academy. It also included a voucher for your free blazer from our uniform supplier, Crested School Wear.

We begin year 7 formally on Wednesday 4th September 2024 and year 7 will have the sole use of the Academy (along with year 12) for the first day. During that first term we will also invite you to Settling In Evenings for parents to attend.

Your pack aims to answer your queries, but if you do have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Academy. If the office staff cannot answer your question, our transition team will be able to. You can email them directly using the email: [email protected].

Thank you for choosing Ormiston Forge Academy and I look forward to meeting you.

Yours sincerely

Dr Lisa Mason


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