Transition from primary to secondary school

At The Petchey Academy we understand that the transition from primary to secondary school can be both exciting and daunting for both parents and students alike.

Student wellbeing is paramountOur aim is to make that process as smooth as possible to ensure that students are happy and settled, and parents and carers have all the information they need and, more importantly, peace of mind.

Our New Families Handbook page tells you everything you and your child need to know before they start. The New Student Welcome Pack has been edited by current Year 7 students at Petchey so should answer some of the questions your might have about their new school.

Click here for our New Families Handbook

Click here for our New Student Welcome Pack 2020

More information on how to prepare your child for secondary school can be found on the BBC Bitesize website here.

Unfortunately, due to the current situation with Covid-19 and school closure. we will not be able to host the usual transition events for new families starting in September 2020.

Between July and September we will be launching a series of online Q&A sessions and short films to introduce the academy and key members of staff.

Parents and carers with questions regarding admissions for September 2020 should email 

Transition timetable for students starting in September 2020

2nd March 2020

Hackney Learning Trust send out offers of secondary school places to parents/carers.

(Please note that you must confirm acceptance of your place with Hackney Learning Trust.)
1st April 2020

Welcome packs from the academy are sent to every students who has been offered a place.

The welcome packs include a Petchey Academy Parents/Carers’ Handbook and a link to our online registration form.
30th June CANCELLED Year 6 Information Evening at the academy for all parents, carers and students.
2nd July CANCELLED Year 6 Transition Morning – all students in Hackney spend a morning at their new school.
8th July CANCELLED Uniform Sizing Afternoon – a chance to come and try uniform items on for size before you buy them online.

Thursday 3rd September - New term starts for Year 7 students only – we operate a staggered start so that new students have a day in the academy to get used to it before the older year groups come back.