A successful transition from primary to secondary school is what we at Quarrydale Academy pride ourselves on as we recognise this can be an extremely anxious time for both parents and students.  With this in mind the transition team have formulated a comprehensive programme to reduce any problems which may occur.

In March and April Mrs Barker and Mrs Heald will be visiting your child’s primary school. Together with their class teacher, they will discuss all the information needed to support them at Quarrydale Academy.

All students will spend two full days at the Academy: Tuesday 2nd July and Wednesday 3rd July 2019. During their visit, meet with their tutors, and take part in exciting lessons along with many other activities. This should give your child more confidence to start their first term at Quarrydale Academy.

We look forward to a successful and happy transition with your child.

Transition Dates 2019 - 2020




3rd October 2019


Year 6 Open Evening

Hall 6:30PM


31st October 2019


Closing date for applications.


1st March 2020


National Offer Day

Parents will be advised of the place allocated to their child.




Coffee Evening

4 – 5.30 by invitation.




Year 6 Parents Evening

To be held in the main hall.

Wed 1st July OR Thurs 2nd July 2020 Mini transition mornings

7th and 8th July 2020



Year 6 Transition Days

All students are invited in for two days. Timings for these days will be confirmed.

Wednesday 2nd September 2020


First day of term in Year 7



If you have any concerns regarding your child’s transition, please contact us on 01623 554178 .

Yours faithfully

Mrs S Heald ext. 334 (Transition Team)                                              Mrs J Barker ext. 335 (Transition Team)