Transition from Year 6

Welcome to students and their parents and carers who are joining us in Year 7 in September 2022.

Thank you to to those who have completed the online form on our online admissions platform, Admissions+.  If you have not already done so, please log on to the system and complete the student's details as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please email

There are two important dates coming up.


Parents' Evening
Monday 4th July 2022 starting at 5pm

This will give you the opportunity to meet with the Headteacher and other members of staff who will be working closely with your child. 

Lucilla Schoolwear will be available to show you the uniform and give information of prices.

Information will also be available with regard to ordering textbooks, ParentPay, and our Catering service - Caterlink.

Please register online via Admissions+ for this event - an email has been sent out with details of how to register.


New Intake Day for students
Thursday 7th July 2022 from 9.15am - 3pm

This will give students the opportunity to meet new friends, key members of staff, as well as being given a tour of the school and an opportunity to take part in a short Science experiment. 

Pupils will need to wear their current primary school uniform and bring either a packed lunch or up to £2.50 to purchase a meal from the canteen. They will also need to bring a pen and a pencil with them. Entry to the academy will be by Cameron Road, the entrance nearest Seven Kings train station.

Please register online via Admissions+ for this event - an email has been sent out with details of how to register.



We enjoyed meeting parents, carers and students at the parents' evening on Monday 4th July.

Attached are the documents that were referred to:

  • New intake booklet

  • Stay Safe online

  • Summer project 

Students should complete the summer project over the holidays and bring it to the academy on their first day, Friday 2nd September.


Transition KS2 to KS3

Transition from primary to secondary school is an important and exciting moment in the life of any child.

Before your child joins us, their primary school teacher will receive a visit from the Head of Year 7 to go through each child's strengths and weaknesses as well as any special considerations they may have. We also hold a New Intake Day in July where primary school pupils, who will be joining us the following September, may come and taste some secondary school lessons and meet some teachers as well as their future classmates.

We have a very strong pastoral team as well as a wonderful mentoring department at the academy, all of whom are very familiar with dealing with pupils who may be nervous during the first few weeks. We often appoint peer buddies from older year groups to help acclimatise some of our more reticent new starters.

In late September, we hold a Settling In Evening where parents will meet their child's form tutor and get a chance to discuss how each child has settled in.

Here at The Palmer Catholic Academy we are committed to providing quality first teaching as well as building effective relationships with your child that will benefit their education from the day they join us.

Mrs Hughes
Head of Year 7 and transition