Joining Us in Year 7

At The Hurlingham Academy, we understand that starting secondary school can be both exciting and daunting, so we have a thorough and comprehensive transition programme for all children moving up from primary school.  Our staff work closely with primary schools to ensure every students’ transition into Year 7 is as smooth as possible.  

All of the important information about the academy and starting secondary school can be found on the parent and student pages of the website - click on the links in the top right hand corner that show the PARENTS and STUDENTS portal.  For parents we've posted term dates, newsletters, the Parent Handbook and more. For students; Show My Homework, Hegarty Maths, the House System amongst other useful items.  Please familiarise yourself with these areas of the web site along with checking this page for additional updated content.  

Kay Dates for students joining Year 7 in September 2024

Transition Interviews (parents & students) Monday 10th June 4pm - 6pm Parents and studnets meet with key staff members for an introductory meeting. There are no allocated time slots for this.
SEN Induction Morning                Monday 17th June      9am - 11am        Students should wear their Primary school uniform. A snack will be provided to the students
Student Induction Day Friday 21st June     9am - 3pm        Students should wear their Primary school uniform and shoes suitable for PE. Lunch is provided FREE OF CHARGE
Parents' Induction Evening (for parents and students)         Wednesday 3rd July              5pm - 6.30pm     We welcome all Parents/Carers as well as students. Students will meet their form tutor and collect their Summer Homework Booklet. Parents will meet the Executive Principal and they will receive their Transition Pack.
Transition Summer Camp Monday 22nd - Friday 26th July 9am - 3pm This is completely free of charge for the incoming Year 7 students. Register your interest through the Admission Form. Students should wear comfortable clothes suitable for activities.
Uniform Sale Saturday 10th August 12 - 4pm  Khalsa Schoolwear will assist parents and students in purchasing the new uniform. Alternatively, you may visit the uniform shop or their online service.
First day of school for Year 7 students Wednesday 4th September 8.25am - 3.25pm The first day at school for our new Year 7 students.
Please click here to download the letter sent to new families that details all of these dates

Transition Into Secondary School

Many families have a lot of the same questions and concerns surrounding transition and we are committed to working with you to address any issues.  All of the key information you need as parents will be uploaded to this website for easy access.  We will post useful links / videos for your child to engage with which will help to prepare them for the big move.  

If you have any questions or concerns, or if we can assist you in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact our Admissions Officer, Debbie Dorrington.

BBC Bitesize: Starting Secondary School

With content hosted on BBC Bitesize, Starting Secondary School is packed with videos, interactive games, tips and advice which will help your child during their last weeks in primary school and through their critical first weeks at secondary school.

It also has practical tips for you as a parent on how to prepare your child for secondary school, as well as resources to help start discussion around transition, produced in partnership with YoungMinds.


Starting Secondary School: A Parent’s Guide

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