Year 6 Transition

A message from the Headteacher

Welcome to St Anne’s Church of England Academy, part of The Cranmer Education Trust. We are delighted that your are considering St Anne’s for your child in September 2024. St Anne’s has gone through a great deal of change over the last few years and we now offer our students a really well-balanced curriculum. It is really important to us that both children and parents feel well informed and ready to make the step from primary to secondary school, so that our new students can arrive with the confidence to make the most of the wide-ranging opportunities that St Anne’s has to offer. Our staff are really looking forward to showing you what life is like at St Anne’s at our Open Evening on Thursday 28th September and our transition programme ensures that your child has the very best start in Year 7. I am looking forward to meeting all our prospective Year 7 families very soon,

Mr Heyes

Message from the Pastoral Year Leader

It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself as your child’s Pastoral Year Leader.

We are looking forward to meeting your child at Open Evening and when they join the Academy, hearing about what they have been doing at home with you and getting to know them. We appreciate that you and your child may feel a little worried about moving up to secondary school, but we are confident that when your child joins us here at St Anne’s, they will feel well supported and part of the St Anne’s family. The transition process gives us an opportunity for us all to get to know one another.

Please click on the video link below to hear more from me.

Mr C Houghton
Year 7 Pastoral Year Leader

From Primary to Secondary School

We are really looking forward to the prospect of your child becoming part of the St Anne’s family. Preparing for the move from primary to secondary school is very exciting but a little daunting. We work really hard to make sure that every child who joins us feels well prepared. Children joining St Anne’s Academy all have the opportunity to build relationships with us and learn about the next stages of their education. We want to help them secure the best possible qualifications, as well as supporting them to develop their passions, talents and interests and grow to become even more valuable members of the community.

At St Anne’s Academy, we have taken huge steps to ensure students come through our door as a Year 7 student ready and prepared for secondary school life. We are currently working with a number of our primary schools in the local area with students from Year 6. The work we do is vital in making the transition from primary to secondary education and building their confidence.

If you have any questions please email [email protected] or you can contact us at the Academy on 0161 643 2643.

Dates for your diary!

Welcome and Information Evening 2024

Thursday 14th March 2024, 4.30pm – 6.00pm

Following the offer of secondary places which takes place nationally on 1st March 2024, we know that you will have lots of questions and will be eager to hear more from your child’s new school. Here at St Anne’s, we hold a Welcome and Information Evening for our new Year 7 parents and children to answer your questions and provide you with more information ahead of your child joining us in September 2024. This event will be held on Thursday 14th March 2024

Further details will follow nearer the time.

Year 6 Transition Evening and Transition Days 2024

Monday 1st July 2024, 5.00pm – 6.00pm

Our Year 6 Transition Evening next year for parents and children will be held on Monday 1st July 2024, from 5pm to 6pm. This event will support you and your child with finding out more information about the Academy.

Your child’s Transition Day then takes place on the following day [Tuesday 2nd July], and the start of Year 7 will be on Tuesday 3rd September 2024.  

The Transition Evening will be an opportunity for you and your child to meet their form tutors and the wider transition team and to ask any questions you may have in relation to their Induction Day and the transition process.  

Further details will follow nearer the time.

Year 6 Transition Day: Tuesday 2nd July 2024, 8.45am – 2.30pm

Year 6 Transition Day is an important part of transition that helps to prepare your child for their start in Year 7 in September 2024.  Next year, Year 6 Transition Day takes place on Tuesday 2nd July 2024. During Transition Day, your child will meet their form group and tutor, learn more about life at St Anne’s, and participate in practical, imaginative, and creative lessons.  

Further details will follow nearer the time. 

Additional Transition Day: Thursday 27th June 2024

Here at St Anne’s, we offer an additional Transition Day so that we can welcome any students who have additional needs, or who are joining the Academy without their primary peers. During this day the students have the opportunity to participate in Art and PE sessions, as well as forming some foundations of new friendships. The Academy invite in external guests from Rochdale Additional Needs team to make sure that all students feel safe, happy and excited to start their journey at St Anne’s. If your child meets the criteria for the Additional Transition Day, you will receive a letter from us nearer the time. 

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St Anne's Church of England Academy is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity registered in England. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o The Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ. The website address is and the phone number 0161 785 5082.