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Year 6 Transition

Welcome to Colchester Academy transition page. We look forward to welcoming our new students to the academy in September 2022.

Details of all transition activities will be posted on this page to keep you informed and updated. Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Academy either by phone or email.


Year 7 Welcome




Year 6 Parents Evening





Our Art Department has set a new challenge for students looking to join Year 7 in September 2021 - we look forward to seeing how creative you can be in reproducing a piece of art!



Lockdown Challenge - PE


primary challenge activites pe recorded.pdf




Year 6 to 7 Q&A - 17 March 2021


Tips for families supporting the transition from primary to secondary school

Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service

One of the most valuable things a family can do to support a young person within their home transitioning from primary to secondary school is to talk to them about how they are feeling and to really listen whenever; however, they express how they are feeling. For example:

  • Take the time to acknowledge that the upcoming change will inevitably trigger lots of different emotions (worries, excitement, fear, loss) and that these can be expressed in many different ways. Identify opportunities to ‘check in’ with your child about how they are feeling, and help them to name and understand that feeling so they can feel connected, safe and validated at a time of potential anxiety.
  • Take time as a family to talk about the things you are all looking forward to as part of this upcoming adventure. It may highlight positive aspects for everyone that hadn’t yet been considered. But also, talk together about your worries. Knowing that they are not alone in any concerns they have, or indeed working together to build some support structure around their fears will build resilience to change.

Finally, where possible and safe to do so, find an opportunity to connect with another young person or family that are going through the same as you. It will help the first day at their new school feel less daunting!


If you need any support regarding a young person who is worried or anxious about their transition from primary to secondary school, please contact us.https://www.essexfamilywellbeing.co.uk



How are we Doing?

Obviously these are unprecedented times and we are having to find new ways of engaging with parents, carers and students. In order to help us ensure that we are supporting and providing you with the information you need please could assist us by providing some feedback through the short questionnaire below.