Y5/Y6 Transition Information
We are delighted that you have chosen to join us for the next stage of your child’s education and can't wait to meet all of our new students in the next academic year.
Due to COVID-19, the last twelve months have certainly been unconventional. I’d like to reassure you that the staff here at Sir Thomas Wharton will be going above and beyond to ensure the transition into our academy is seamless and enjoyable and that all students effectively and efficiently make up for any lost time from this year.
Sir Thomas Wharton Academy is a rapidly improving Secondary school of over 1000 students with a thriving and growing collaborative Post 16 provision. We are now oversubscribed in Year 7 for the third year running.
We are very fortunate to be housed in a new building with state-of-the-art facilities. We look forward to your child contributing to long-standing traditions such as the House System, charity work and the completion of PLEDGES as part of our rewards system.
We pride ourselves on the aspirational, supportive and caring community we have here at Sir Thomas Wharton Academy. Our team of dedicated staff and students will be on hand to ensure that your child feels welcome and receives the best pastoral and academic support and challenge throughout their time here, whilst enjoying other enjoyable experiences that Secondary School brings.
Our Academy vision is extremely important to us so that we ‘deliver exceptional learning experiences that enable all students to strive in a competitive world and lead successful and fulfilling lives’.
Let our students give you a tour of our Academy:
We are passionate about delivering excellence every hour of every day and in providing support that challenges our young people to achieve. We support all our students in their pursuit of success and happiness. We firmly believe that young people and staff should demonstrate a relentless commitment to our six key drivers:
It is the daily demonstration of these key drivers through everything we do that lays the foundation for future success. We are dedicated to educating our students and developing the whole child by cultivating their character. We believe this is incredibly important to enable them to have a choice of future progression pathways so they can be the very best they can be and to enable them to positively contribute to society. Therefore, we place an emphasis on Character Education, including regular participation in extra-curricular activities and attending events and trips which broaden students’ horizons.
The relationships we form with the community and parents are extremely important to us and essential to the success of our students. The basis of these relationships is formed on trust and communication, and therefore I encourage regular communication between yourselves and the Academy.
We are really looking forward to working with you, and we know your child will thrive here at Sir Thomas Wharton Academy.