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Welcome to the Year 6 – 7 Transition Page of our school website.  

Moving from a Primary to a Secondary school is a very exciting time , but it can also be a little daunting. At Arena Academy we give our students all the care and support they need to settle into their new school, make new friends, and feel safe.

Please see below a range of resources to support our new students and parents/carers as they prepare for the start of their journey here at Arena Academy.  You can find:

  • A letter from our Head Teacher, Mr Mann
  • Welcome letters from three of our current Year 7 students, Avneet, Aisha and Azmeena
  • Uniform discount codes for Clive Mark and Trutex
  • Useful links for students and parents/carers.

We encourage our new students and parents to read through the different areas of our school website, to learn more about life at Arena Academy.  Keep an eye on this page, as there will be more welcome information added over the coming weeks.

We look forward to welcoming you to ‘Our Arena’ for our Induction Day and Evening on Wednesday 3rd July, and to our Summer School (dates to follow) during the summer holidays.

In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions at all.  Listed below are the email addresses of key staff members who can support your child with their transition to secondary school.

Yours Sincerely,

Mrs K Guest

Assistant Head Teacher – Behaviour and Attitudes

Mrs K Whitehouse – SENCo

[email protected]y

Miss H Cusack – Deputy SENCo and Medical Lead

[email protected]

Mrs K Guest – Assistant Head Teacher – Behaviour and Attitudes 

[email protected]

Mrs C Kilroy – Assistant Head Teacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead 

[email protected]

Mr A Stephens – Assistant Head Teacher – KS3 Outcomes

[email protected]

We understand that starting a new school can be a daunting experience for new year 7 students, but please tell them not to worry. Two of our current year 7 students have written these messages for those who are making the move to Arena from year 6. Please share them with your children.

Below are a selection of helpful articles for students and parents regarding the move from primary to secondary school.