Transition Q&A

Is there going to be an induction day for year 6 pupils?

Yes, Year 6 pupils who have been offered a place at Abbey Grange will visit the academy and take part in the Induction Day in early July. We are really looking forward to meeting everyone and giving you a taste of life at Abbey Grange. The details of the day are being finalised and letters will be sent to all pupils’ families in due course.

Where will I go on my first day?

You will be able to enter through the bottomgate on Butcher Hill. There will be plenty of friendly staff and helpers to show you where to go, along with lots of signs to make sure you get the right place. You will be directed into the courtyard where you will see a sign with your tutor group on, for example 7/1, and then line up in alphabetical order with your tutor group and your form tutors.

What does the school day look like?

You should arrive at school between 8-8.20am and be in your tutor room for 8.30. One day a week you will have assembly.

The school day finishes at 3.00pm where you will make your own way home or stay for an after school club. These are on offer every-day and the timetable will be confirmed in September.

What if I get lost?

On your first day we’ll give you a map of the school, and take you on a tour, you’ll soon learn your way around! There’s no need to worry about getting lost, just remember you’re not really lost, just unsure where your classroom is, so there’s no need to panic. All our teachers and students are really helpful, all you need to do is ask, and someone will point you in the right direction. Often, they’ll offer to walk you to your lesson and help you learn the layout of our buildings.

Will I get lots of homework?

This may be different every week. Any of your subjects can set homework, including practical subjects like PE, DT and drama.

To make sure you keep on top of your homework, you will be given a school planner where you can write everything down and the day or date it is due in. It is definitely best to do your homework the night you get it, then you know it has been completed and you won’t forget to do it.

What extra-curricular clubs can I join?

At Abbey Grange we offer a wide variety of opportunities, in lots of different subjects. A few examples are science club, choir, music and drama clubs, art club, homework club, PE clubs like football, rugby and netball.

There are plenty of clubs to do during lunch time and afterschool every day. We encourage everyone to try something new, and you can go toas many as you like. It is also a great way of meeting new people and making friends. When you start at Abbey Grange, there will be an extra-curricular timetable outlining all the activities on offer.

What happens if my child has additional needs?

We are working hard to ensure each individual student has a settled and positive start to their journey at Abbey Grange. Our SEND team work closely with primary schools and families to ensure the necessary support is in place.

If your child has a special educational need that you would like to discuss further, please feel free to contact our SENCO, Ms Hadley at

Who can I contact if I have further questions?

All further questions can be directed to our main office -