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    Admissions and Y6 to Y7 Transition


    The School’s Standard Number (the maximum intake figure 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 choose this school; the Local Authority allocates places usually on the  proximity of home to the school, though other reasons are considered such as having siblings at the same school.

    Academic ability is not a criterion for admission. Parents whose choice of the school for their child is rejected 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 by searching for 'secondary application' or by following this link.

    Sixth Form Admissions

    The school has a fair and open access Sixth Form, and students select an appropriate pathway in consultation with the Head of Sixth Form. Current Wath Academy students are not given priority. More information can be found in the Sixth Form section of our website.

    Y6 to Y7 Transition

    The transition from primary to secondary school is important in the lives of children and their families. At Wath Academy we have a robust system to ensure all students will have a successful transition and to help students and parents minimise anxiety about the change.

    We want all students who choose Wath Academy to get used to their new routines and school organisation with great ease; develop new friendships and improve their self-esteem and confidence. By providing a wider choice of subjects, we intend to extend their interest in school and school work. We aim to enrich students’ learning experience in secondary education by providing them with opportunities and challenges, along with the practical skills and knowledge to be confident in fully accessing these post-transition. We will ensure that students will have the tools and emotional resilience to manage this transition. We will make sure all students will continue to make academic progress, to achieve and to enjoy learning. As a result, students’ motivation, positive attitudes and self-image as learners are maintained and developed.

    The staff involved are;

    Mrs Sharkey: Assistant Vice Principal, SENCO, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Y6 -7 Transition
    Mrs Stone-Riley: Assistant SENCO
    Miss Roebuck: Behaviour Support Manager
    Mr Senior: Key Stage 3 Manager

    and our Pastoral Team

    Transition Period & Welcome Evening for September 2020 Entry Students

    A transition period for children who have been allocated a place at Wath Academy for September 2020 entry students will take place in the Summer Term of 2020. The dates for this transition period are set out below.

    The transition period is an opportunity for the Y6 students to make new friends, meet our staff, and become familiar with the workings of the school day. Staff from school will make arrangements with your child’s primary school to visit and meet students in person before the transition period begins. This will include a transferral of academic and pastoral information from the primary schools. Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator will also work closely with your primary schools to obtain relevant information to support your child's learning. In addition, we host a Welcome Meeting each year for parents and carers where they can meet the Principal, the Academic Year Leader, Pastoral Year Leader and their child’s form tutor.

    Key Dates

    Y6 Transition Day

    Sept 2020 Entry

    (for students out of catchment area / non feeder schools)

    Y6 Transition Day 1

    Sept 2020 Entry

    (all students)

    Y6 Transition Day 2

    Sept 2020 Entry

    (all students)

    Y6 Welcome Meeting

    Sept 2021 Entry

    (parents and carers)

     Monday 29th June 2020

    8.20am to 2.40pm

    Tuesday 30th June 2020

    8.20am to 2.40pm

    Wednesday 1st July 2020

    8.20am to 2.40pm

    (around October 2020)

    Information about bus services to and from our school can be found in the Contact Us section of our website.