Information for Year 6

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Information for Year 6

At Ormiston Denes Academy, it is essential to us that each new student starts Year 7 feeling safe, secure, happy and enthused to be part of their new school. This not only applies to students, we also want parents and carers to be happy and well informed about the move their child will be making.

To support this process, transition from primary to secondary school does not begin in Year 6 and end in Year 7. We ensure that our primary liaison and transition work begins as early as Year 4 and continues through Years 5 and 6, involving a dedicated team, and a range of activities and opportunities. This year, although we cannot offer the same opportunities, we will still aim to provide transition support to these year groups, but with a focus on Year 6 students.

One of the highlights of each new academic year is our annual open evening, an opportunity to give parents, carers and students the chance to explore the academy, view our excellent facilities, experience first-hand our excellent teaching and learning, talk to staff and current students, and have a sense of what it means to be part of Ormiston Denes Academy.

Each local primary school will receive a supply of prospectuses for their Year 6 students and we hope that you will enjoy reading, watching and hearing about our academy. If you would like to register your name for a prospectus please email us at

Primary schools are offered the opportunity to participate in a virtual assembly with the transition team here at Ormiston Denes Academy to find out more about us, the transition process, and to allow any questions to be asked and answered.

Although the prospectus will go into much more depth about our academy, the clip below will also give an overview of the whole school, including some of the subjects that we teach.



We hope our prospectus will give you a taste of what makes Ormiston Denes Academy unique, and what it’s like to study here.

Click on the image below to launch the prospectus viewer.

Our transition page hosts a large amount of information to aid the transition process for these students, but that will also provide for current Year 6 students and families. There is information about many of our curriculum subjects, virtual tours of these subject areas, along with a wealth of information to further inform and support. Every student also received a comprehensive transition pack of information and resources that they were able to use over the summer.

We are really pleased to say that our Year 7 students have made an excellent start to their secondary school education. It is clear that our transition process, along with our dedicated Year 7 team, supported that excellent start to the term.

Information about how to apply for a secondary school place can be found on the Suffolk County Council Website here.

If you have any questions or queries, regarding transition, applying for a secondary school place, or would like to register for our virtual information evenings, please contact Julie Richings, transition and co-curriculum projects manager, on, or call Mrs Richings on 01502 574474


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