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    Admissions and Y6 to Y7 Transition

    Y6 to Y7 Transition

    The transition from primary to secondary school is a very important time for children and their families. We are passionate about making this transition as seamless and enjoyable as possible. Please see below a letter from our Principal, Mr Ransome, which outlines how you can come and see the academy in action, as well as links to our Prospectus and Enrichment Brochure.

    Principal's Letter - Y6 to 7 Transition

    Wath Academy Enrichment Brochure

    Wath Academy Prospectus

     

    The best way to see a school is to visit it during a normal school day, to see the academy in action. So you can get a true feel for the school and our day to day standards, we encourage you to just arrive at our reception, at a time and date that suits you, request a tour and myself or another member of our senior team will be more than happy to provide you with a comprehensive tour of our academy.

    Our Key Drivers are the key behaviours, which lay the foundation for success. We expect to see these demonstrated daily by both students and staff. In doing so we firmly believe that this will enable us to achieve our vision of ‘Delivering exceptional learning experiences that enable all young people to thrive in a competitive world and live successful and fulfilling lives’.

    Our Curriculum Intent is designed to capture what we want our students to achieve through our broad and balanced curriculum.

      

    We hope you find everything you need about transition, however, if you require any further information, or have any questions, please contact the academy at enquiries@wathacademy.com

    Admissions

    The School’s Pupil Admission Number (the maximum intake each year) is 330. The school has a defined ‘catchment area’, and students living within it have priority for admissions. Parents of students attending schools beyond this 'catchment area' and beyond the Local Authority boundary can still choose this school. The Local Authority allocates places on a range of criteria such as distance, siblings, EHCPs.

    Where a school application is unsuccessful, parents can appeal to the Local Authority. Allocation of places are the responsibility of the Local Authority and not the school. 

    Rotherham Council's school application information can be found on their website. Within the website search for 'secondary application' or follow this link.

    The Transition Team

    The staff specifically involved with Y6-Y7 transition are

    Mrs Gillatt
    Associate Assistant Vice Principal, Y6-Y7 Transition Lead

    Mrs Sharkey
    Assistant Vice Principal, SENCO, Designated Safeguarding Lead

    Mr Senior
    Key Stage 3 Manager

     

     

    Mrs Stone-Riley
    Assistant SENCO

    Miss Roebuck
    Behaviour Support Manager

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What do students study at Wath academy?

    Students in Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) study a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum which provides every student with the knowledge and understanding required to be a success at Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11).

    All students study English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Spanish, Life Skills, Religious Studies, P.E., Art, Music, Drama, Dance, Computing and Technology.  At the end of Year 9, students select the subjects they wish to specialise in. To read more about our curriculum go to the Curriculum / Our Subjects section of the website.

     

    What are the teachers like at Wath Academy?

    We are truly passionate about Teaching and Learning and this is central to everything that we do. We firmly believe that when every teacher:

    • Is passionate about changing life chances of young people
    • Is passionate about Teaching and Learning
    • Truly loves their subject
    • Makes learning interesting, fun and relevant
    • Knows the detail and nuances of the exam specifications
    • Forges excellent relationships with all students
    • Is strict but fair
    • Is proven and knows how to deliver top notch results
    • Is passionate about delivering outstanding learning (every lesson, every day)
    • Has a true growth mind-set

    then genuine sustainable school improvement takes place. We are passionate about ensuring every classroom in our academy is filled with this type of teacher.

     

    How will Wath Academy prepare my child for the future?

    At Wath Academy, enrichment plays a significant part in our vision of

    ‘Delivering exceptional learning experiences that enable all young people to thrive in a competitive world and lead successful and fulfilling lives’.

    Enrichment allows students to create memories that last a lifetime and develop character to complement their academic achievements. It is widely acknowledged that participation in enrichment activities can provide students with the edge over competitors when applying for education or employment beyond Year 13. It also provides additional support and an escape from the demands of the academic curriculum in which students work so hard. Participating in an activity can be pivotal in maintaining positive mental health.

    Due to the significant positive impacts of enrichment (such as the development of character, creating positive memories that last a lifetime, providing an opportunity to stand out from other candidates and the mental health benefits), we encourage all students to take part in an enrichment opportunity from the extensive range on offer.

     

    What support is there for SEN students?

    Our extensive SEN team supports and assists students and their families ensuring that each students needs are fully met. Our teaching assistants support students in lessons and run specific targeted interventions. The SEN department also offers a ‘Quiet Room’ at break and lunchtimes, as well as after-school support.  If you have any specific questions, please contact our SENCO Mrs Sharkey via email jsharkey@wathacademy.com