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Appleton Academy

Transition

September 2022 – Secondary Admissions to Year 7

Parents and pupils will soon be finding out about their secondary school places for September 2022. You can still use this link: Open Evening Presentation which was shared during our virtual open evening in 2021, and provides details about Appleton Academy and our transition process. You can also navigate around this website, where we hope you will find useful information that will answer any questions you have. Please also email us via: info@appletonacademy.co.uk or call 01274 600550 if there is anything you are unsure of.

There is also further information about the Academy and the important information we will need to start collecting from parents to ensure that your child’s transition to Appleton Academy is as smooth as possible. This includes parents ensuring they sign the Appropriate Use of IT Agreement, and our Home/Academy Agreement.

Forms to be Completed Online:

In the course of time, before the summer break, you will be required to fill in forms to complete your child’s transition. We will be speaking with you over the course of the next few weeks and will advise you of the information we need and when – you can view these forms in the links below.

Admissions Booklet. This booklet provides us with information about your child’s emergency contacts, dietary needs, medical needs and other information – click link: Admissions Details

Appropriate Use of ICT Agreement. Pupils will only be allowed to use ICT facilities if this agreement has been filled in – click link: Appropriate Use of IT Agreement

Our Home/Academy Agreement outlines our expectations of pupils at Appleton Academy.  We ask that parents complete this to indicate their agreement to support and uphold our expectations – click link: Home/Academy Agreement

Reading & Transition Day

At Appleton Academy, reading is at the heart of our school.  Our library and wonderful librarian are central to our work. As such, each department has also included a wider reading list to engage pupils with the subject and we would ask that you encourage your child to read as much as possible between now and September.  

For parents who have children who will be accessing our SEN provision, there is further information about the SEN Team in this booklet – click link: SEN Team Info Booklet We have also written to parents of SEN children specifically about their transition to Appleton and this letter can be found by clicking on the following link: SEN Transition Letter

We will contact parents with further details about a Transition Day, when your children will join us at Appleton to meet teachers and current pupils, and familiarise themselves with their new surroundings. This will be the first time for the last couple of years that we have been able to welcome pupils into school, and we are looking forward to meeting our new Year 7 pupils.

We will also host a parents’ evening for parents of new Year 7 pupils, which usually happens on the same day as the Transition Day for your children. We will write to you with further details of the dates and timings in the very near future. However, in the meantime, please also find attached our online transition presentation from 2021, which may answer any initial questions you might have: Transition Presentation

Paying for School Meals

Please read the following important documents about school meals at Appleton Academy. These can be found using the links below or in the important documents section at the bottom of this page:

Healthy Eating Partnership

An Introduction to ParentPay

ParentPay FAQs

Applying for Free School Meals

School Dinners at Appleton

Uniform

We pride ourselves on the smart dress of our pupils and we would ask that you support us in ensuring that children and young people are following the Uniform Policy.

In order to minimise cost, most of our uniform can be purchased in local supermarkets or general clothes stores. The only branded items of uniform that we expect all children and young people to have are a blazer, a tie (which school will provide for ALL Year 7 pupils) and a PE top with the Appleton logo. All other uniform items with a logo are optional.

If pupils wish to wear a jumper in winter it must be worn under the blazer (not instead of) and must be plain navy with no logo. Our uniform policy can be found here: Uniform Policy

Our uniform is available from a number of suppliers – more details are available on the website of each supplier: The Uniform Shop / Academia Uniforms. We also regularly host the sale of uniform on the school site, including during the summer break, and we will write to all parents to let you know when suppliers will be on site at Appleton.

Important Further Reading & Forms for Parents to Complete Regarding the Transition Process: