Year 6 Information
A Welcome from Mrs Solway-Blower; Senior Deputy Headteacher
We are delighted that you will be joining us in September. We are so proud of our academy, our students and our staff and know that when you join us, you will feel the same too. Picking a secondary school is one of the most difficult decisions a parent or carer will have to make, and I am confident that our academy is the right choice!
Under normal circumstances you would have visited the academy at least twice prior to starting in September. As we continue to be restricted by COVID guidance, we are looking at alternative ways of engaging you in the transition process and helping to answer the many questions you might have. The move from Primary to Secondary school can be daunting, I know some of you will be super excited, whilst others may be really apprehensive (your parents will be too!), but whatever your feeling, we are confident that when you start with us you will settle quickly and feel part of the WWEA community.
You will have received a transition pack that will help to prepare you for your journey with us at WWEA. I’m looking forward to meeting you all and looking at the fantastic work you’ve produced over the Summer. I am also keen to give out prizes to those students who show 100% effort, could you be one of those students?
We’d really like to get to know you, prior to you starting in September. I know your form tutors are really keen to get to know you too, so please click on the link below and send us three key things about yourself – it would be great to see a picture of you too – so we can start putting names to faces!
We have tried, as much as possible, to cover as many questions that students and their parents ask when they come to Year 6 evenings but there will always be some that escape us – if you need further information please complete this form and we will respond as soon as we can.
We cannot wait to welcome you in September!
Enjoy your holiday!
Tour of our Academy
Uniform can be purchased from the following providers:
- Blazer (Academy colours) with badge*
- academy tie*
- shirt/blouse white, long or short sleeved
- trousers black, tailored
- skirt black, tailored, modest length
- jumper black, V-neck (optional)
- shoes black leather
- socks black
- tights opaque, flesh coloured or black.
- Polo shirt academy colours*
- shorts academy colours* (optional)
- micro Fleece Top academy colours*
- black jogging bottoms or leggings
- football socks academy colours*
* These items will need to be purchased from the official suppliers listed above.
Welcome to year 7 – it is a year of hard work and effort. Be prepared for long hours of learning and a very good education in P.E. We will make you feel comfortable when you come to the school.
I didn’t have many friends that came with me from primary school but everyone made me feel welcome. I have made loads of friends so try your best and you will succeed!
Don’t worry – in the first few weeks you will get lost and will need to ask a couple of people where different class rooms are but you’ll start to remember where the classes are and you’ll be able to help other year 7. It is very exciting!
When you come to this school remember to focus on your work and listen to the amazing teachers. Make sure to complete the work that has been given. It always is a new experience but you will slowly adjust to it and students in other year groups will give you a hand, such as ourselves. There is someone always there for you.
We can help you around school and it’s easy once you know where everything is. Your Head of Year is so helpful and kind to you – she is great!
I remember when I was like you and I was a bit nervous to start a new phase of my life. West Walsall brings joy to you and they have very good teachers that will always respect your opinion.