Welcome to the Year 7 Transition section of our website. I am delighted that you have chosen to join us at The Oaks Academy from September. This year we are having to undertake our transition programme in a different way. This site will give you the opportunity to ‘visit; the school, ‘meet’ key members of staff and as the weeks go on, we also want to make sure you get the opportunity to ‘meet’ members of your form group. We are working hard, alongside your Year 6 teachers, to ensure that you get the best possible start.

If you have any questions bout transition at The Oaks Academy please feel free to email transition@theoaksacademy.co.uk and someone will be happy to help you.

Starting High School could be making you feel a little nervous right now but we want to show you what an exciting new adventure this will be! The options below will help you to find out more about our academy.  You could take a virtual tour, meet some of the staff and students plus find out more about academy life.  Where would you like to go?

Communication

Who am I going to meet?

Academy Information

Diary Dates

Virtual Tours

Communication

Dear Parent/Carer,

Welcome to The Oaks Academy

I am delighted that you have chosen the Oaks Academy for the next stage of your child’s education, and we welcome you warmly into our school, either as a new parent, or as a parent with children already at school. Please be assured that we will do our best to support all our students in achieving their potential, whilst recognising and nurturing their individual strengths and talents.

At The Oaks Academy, we believe that a smooth transition to secondary school can really help children settle in and continue to make good progress as they set their path for future success. Over the coming weeks and months, our staff will visit primary schools to see the children in their current settings and your child will also be invited to participate in new intake days here at The Oaks, so that they become familiar with their new surroundings. All staff who have been assigned to the transition process are very experienced and know the school well. We will be liaising with our local primary schools to collate information, but should you require any further information or have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

You will be receiving an informative and detailed welcome pack for all students and parents, which will provide you with much more information about the school and our transition programme. As part of this pack you will be receiving an ‘all about me’ form and these can be returned by email at transition@theoaksacademy.co.uk. Alternatively, you may wish to hand these to our receptionist, Mrs Bridgewater, or place them in the drop box in the reception area.

In September, we will also continue the transition programme from the summer term, so that we can support your child settling in. Mrs Williams, Head of Year 7, will write to you in the coming weeks to provide you with more details about the transition and how we will keep you as parents involved and updated throughout.

We look forward to meeting your child and hope they are as excited as we are about their next stage in their schooling and the start of their journey with us at The Oaks Academy.

Yours faithfully

Peter Kingdom
Head teacher

Diary Dates

28th June – Transition Day (8.30am – 2.30pm)

28th June – Parent Information Evening (6pm)

You will receive communication about these events in due course.

Who am I going to meet?

Head of Year 7

Hello all. My name is Mrs Williams and I am the Head of Year 7 as well as a Teacher of Technology (main subject is food). So, welcome the The Oaks Academy. I know this is going to be a great year for all of us to grow and learn together. Before I became a teacher, I had the opportunity to hold several very different professional positions over a period of nearly 30 years; where “Pride and Respect” played an important role in being part of very different working communities. These positions varied from being a professional chef, catering manager, President of a students’ union to managing an educational charity; I have even DJ’d in Ibiza. All these opportunities have given me a wealth of experience and knowledge that I  share with the pupils I teach and support. I started at the Oaks Academy, as a Food Teacher, in September 2013, and have been here ever since; this is testament to how great the school really is. I feel incredibly excited and privileged to be able to work at such a supportive and community focused school. Teaching here has enabled me to see how our pupils develop and grow; and I am so proud of them when their hard work leads to great accomplishments, they can take with them into the future; striving to make a difference in the support of tomorrow’s decision makers. I also have the great privilege of being Head of Year 7; the main purpose of this post is to support our Year 7 pupils to develop their own character through the promotion of self-awareness and responsibility; with the aim of instilling high expectation in the conduct and activities our pupils undertake as members of this Academy. I look forward to working with you all as we together make The Oaks Academy into an academy to be proud of. Welcome to The Oaks Academy.
Head of Year7, Teacher of Technology

Meet the teachers

If you would like to learn more about other members of staff and what they teach, have a look in Our Teams sections of the website.

Academy Information

Virtual Office

Our virtual office contains lots of useful information about the academy. 

Please follow the links to find information about the following::

Virtual Tours

PE Department

Maths Department

Science Department

Creative Arts and Technology Department

Humanities and Languages Department