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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.

    Message for Parents of Current Year 5 Children Starting Wath Academy September 2021

    You will have recently received information, from Rotherham Council, regarding secondary school applications for September 2021.

    At Wath Academy, for current Year 5 students, our extensive transition programme will start in September 2020. In September, you and your child will receive:

    • an official letter from our Principal including our prospectus and enrichment brochure
    • a visit from our Principal and Transition team to all local Primary Schools
    • Golden Ticket tours of Wath Academy. These will be arranged at a time and date that is convenient to you.

    If you and your child would like a tour of the Academy, with our senior team, please email us at: These tours will take place at a time convenient to you. When you email us please include your name, contact number and preferred date/time. During the tour you will be able to:

    • have a full tour of our building and see our excellent facilities
    • ask any questions you have about Wath Academy
    • find out more information about our Autumn open evening
    • meet some of our staff.
    • Social distancing guidelines will be followed during all tours.

    For students starting secondary school in September 2021, the application deadline is 31st October 2020.

    Please share this post with any friends and family who have children in current Year 5 and Year 6 and would like to find out more about Wath Academy.