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Year 6 to 7 Transition




Year 6 to 7 Transition & Induction

Welcome to the Year 7 transition page. On this page over the coming few months you will find useful information about the transition to Three Rivers Academy.

This page will be updated regularly with useful documents, so please ensure that you check it on a frequent basis.

We are excited to welcome our new Year 7 cohort to Three Rivers Academy for the next stage of their educational journey.

We are passionate about seeing students strive to be the best they can be, and believe that every student has the potential to excel in both academic and social aspects of the school environment. 

For your perusal, you will find our current Year 7 Topic Overviews under the Curriculum tab on our school website. This will give you an idea of what students will be studying in each subject during their first year with us. 

We look forward to welcoming you and your child to our Three Rivers Academy community and seeing students grow both academically and socially.  

Key Dates

Tuesday 2nd July 2024 - Induction Day for Students
On this day we will invite all our new Year 7 students to Three Rivers Academy, where they will get to experience life as a secondary school pupil and also get to meet all their new class mates. Students are requested to arrive at Three Rivers Academy at 8.20am and make their way to the far end of the building. By this date Tutor groups and Houses should be announced. Tutor groups are mixed so that students can get to know as many new people as possible. This really helps with the development of new friendships and skills.


Tuesday 2nd July 2024 - Parents Welcome Evening
The Welcome meeting will take place in the Main Hall and will start promptly at 6pm. This meeting is an opportunity to hear about our expectations and to meet some of the key staff who will help your son/daughter make their effective transition to secondary school.


Wednesday 4th September 2024 - First Day
Students to arrive at 8.30 ready for their Welcome Assembly and first day!


Thursday 5th September 2024 - Second Parental Welcome Evening
This will be an opportunity for parents to meet your son/daughter’s tutor. This will be particularly important as it will be your first point of contact with the school.


 Induction Pack

Induction Pack


Free School Meals 

2024 Year 6 into Year 7 Admission Form

2024 Year 6 into Year 7 Additional Information and Consent Form

Parental Communication

Year 7 Welcome Letter

Year 6-7 Transition Letter

New Mobile Phone Protocols Letter

Year 7 Tutor Group Letter

Useful information for students




Student Support

Year 7 Form Tutors
Students are primarily supported by their form tutors. Form tutors are the first contact point for parents, unless reporting an absence. Students will be in one of eight tutor groups and you will be notified of which one prior to starting. Each tutor group is made up of around 30 students from a variety of feeder schools. This is a really exciting opportunity to make new friends and get to know new people. Tutor groups are led by a form tutor. Students see their tutors in the morning for registration at 8.30am and again at the end of lunch at 13.50pm.


Year Lead
The Year Lead for Year 7 for the 2024 cohort will be Mr Andrew Hunter. He will monitor all aspects of your child’s welfare and pastoral support, as well as academic achievement. Mr Hunter will lead assemblies and visit tutor groups. He will be supported by a Deputy Year Lead and also by a Pastoral Manager. The Pastoral Manager is a non-teaching member of staff who is also a valuable support mechanism and will help support on pastoral issues.


Assistant Head (over-seeing Year 7)
One of the members of the Senior Leadership Team also takes responsibility for overseeing Year 7 and monitoring their transition. Mr Wait currently fulfils this role.


The School Day

Three Rivers Academy Timetable 

08.00 - Breakfast available

08.30 - Start of School / Registration & Tutor time or assembly

08.55 - Period 1

09.55 - Period 2

10.55 - Breaktime

11.15 - Period 3

12.15 - Period 4        

13.15 - Lunchtime

13.50 - Registration

14.00 - Period 5

15.00 - End of School / Period 6 / Extended Day

16.00 - End of extended day


Is it hard to settle into school in the first few weeks?
There are quite a few differences between Primary and Secondary school. However, there are lots of friendly faces to support you-both staff and older students. Students adapt very quickly to being in a larger school environment.


What will happen if I lose something or feel unwell?
If you lose something, go to Student Services.  This should be done outside of lesson time. If you feel unwell your teacher will give you a movement card to let you go to Student Services.


What happens if I forget my homework on the day I need it?
We would not recommend ever forgetting your homework, however, if there is an occasion when this happens you could potentially get a warning from your teacher the first time, and possibly a detention on subsequent occasions. We appreciate moving to secondary school is a big step so in the first half term you will be set Maths, English and Science homework only.


How long will it take me to find my way around?
The school has a very logical layout with colour coding to help. Orange area is the base for Year 7 and house subjects such as Modern Foreign Languages, Business and Computing. Purple area is the Year 11 base with Humanities subjects and Technology. Yellow area is where Year 9 & 10 are based along with Science and Maths subjects. Finally, Teal area is where Year 8 and English are located. The Sixth Form is at the front of the school with PE at the far end.


Can I bring a mobile phones into school?
You are allowed to bring phones to school, however, you do so at your own risk and they must be switched off and in your bag once you are on the school site. If they are seen, they will be confiscated.


How many pieces of Homework do you get in a week?
Over a week you can expect homework for Maths and English. Other subjects will set self-quizzing work, where you review what you know, remember and understand on the knowledge and skills you have covered in lessons. 


How long are lessons?
Lessons are 60 minutes in length and there are 5 lessons throughout the day.


What clubs are there for Year 7?
There is a huge variety of clubs and these change each term. We publish a list at the start of the term, but you can expect lots of sport, music and drama! However, we appreciate that other students may like other activities so there are also science clubs, chess clubs and a debating club.


What happens if I am late to a lesson?
The school is quite large. We do not have any bells which means that movement throughout the corridors is a little staggered. We appreciate it takes time to get used to new surroundings so don’t worry about being a few minutes late in your first week!

If you feel unwell at break or lunch you should go straight to Student Reception.


Is the food in the canteen good?
There are lots of variety and lunchtime is a really communal event with lots of people sitting in the mall. It is a great time to catch up and enjoy the food.


 Promotional Video

Please take a look at our Promotional Video to help familiarise yourself with our incredible school. 

Promotional Video

Contact Us

 If you have any questions about transition, please can you email