Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust


Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Virtual Transition

Understandably, many of you may be anxious about the transition from your primary school to Kearsley Academy. Due to the necessary restrictions currently in place and scheduled transition dates being unavailable, we are delighted to offer the virtual transition information, tasks and activities within this part of our website. Please find in this section a Principal Welcome with a Virtual Tour of the Academy, Remote Subject Lessons to prepare you for the new year, an opportunity to ask ‘One Big Question’ or of course more if needed and a Transition Activity Pack along with a variety of Transition tasks that we would like you to have a go and submit to [email protected].

We also advise all of our parents to follow our Twitter page and better still submit photos to our page of your child’s work for us to celebrate!

Please find further information about these initiatives below:


Principal Welcome, Virtual Tour and Further Details regarding the Transition Offer

We are delighted to welcome our new students, please click on the video to access our Principal Welcome with Mrs McKee. In addition, a big part of our transition process is ensuring that you experience stepping inside the building at Kearsley Academy and to know your way around. To help support this process, you will be able to watch a virtual tour. The virtual tour signposts subject areas, where to have lunch, where to spend break times and lunchtimes and also specific area such as the Bridge and Main Reception.


New Beginnings Activities Booklet

We appreciate that you will want to begin your Kearsley Academy academic career as soon as possible, some of you have already been involved in our weekly PROUD Thursday Online initiative. In order to give you an opportunity to share some of your skills, interests and hobbies with us and to begin to get excited about the prospect of starting at Kearsley Academy, we are inviting you to complete the New Beginnings Activity Booklet within this section of the website.


Creative Writing Theme Park Transition Task
Creative Writing Transition Task
Roald Dahl Theme Transition Task
Shakespeare Theme Transition Task
Writing a Letter Task Transition Task
Writing a Newspaper Article Transition Task
Summer Reading Book Reccomendations


FAQs and ‘One Big Question’ opportunity

Usually at this time of year, you are invited to hear a presentation from the Principal, Mrs McKee about what to expect when you begin your academic journey with us. Staff are available to answer any questions that you may have. Please find below our FAQ sheet with common parent and carer questions and answers. If you can’t find the answer to your query, we are inviting you to ask ‘One Big Question’ or more using the following google form link below. Please leave your contact details and we will respond to you.

Frequently Asked Questions
Transition Question Form


Remote Subject Lessons and Challenges

We want to prepare you for life at Kearsley Academy and give you a chance to find out what to expect in lessons, as a result of this our subject teachers have completed some Kearsley Academy lessons similar to what you will experience in the new year. We would like you to have a go at the lessons and send your work to PROUD Thursday Online. [email protected]

Art – Transition Remote Lesson
Drama – Transition Remote Lesson
English Haiku – Transition Remote Lesson
Geography – Transition Remote Lesson and PROUD Challenge
German – Transition Remote Lesson
History – Transition Remote Lesson
Maths Coding Messages – Transition Remote Lesson
Science – Transition Remote Lesson


PROUD Thursday Online

A huge part of our culture at Kearsley Academy is the celebration of all of our student’s achievements including yours. On a ‘normal’ Thursday at Kearsley Academy, you will be able to bring any work that you are proud of to PROUD Thursday. This is where you will be able to present your very best work to senior members of staff. In return, you could receive a certificate to celebrate your achievements and a snack sized reward treat.

To continue to celebrate achievements, an online version of PROUD Thursday exists via our Twitter account; @kearsleyacademy. Some of you have already been sending your work and wellbeing activities to PROUD Thursday and we would be delighted to receive more work through the challenges set within the remote subject lessons.

[email protected]


Parent, Carer and Student Information Booklet

Parent and Carer information booklets have been designed to give further information about the Academy inclusive of our vision and values, information about uniform, the Academy day and much, much more. We have already sent out the parent and carer information booklets, if you would like to access the electronic version to find out a little more you can find the link below.


If prospective parents and students have any questions about our transition process, please contact the Academy on 01204 332555 or e-mail questions directly to [email protected]

Kearsley Academy is a member of the Northern Education Trust.
We constantly focus on standards as we understand outcomes are paramount. Our decision making is driven entirely by what is best for children. By doing this we enhance the life chances of the children and young people in our care.