Welcome to our Year 6 Transition Page!

We aim to give each and every student the best possible start to their secondary education.  We understand that the transition from primary to secondary school is a big step for students and their families.

Click here to view our 360 Virtual Campus tour!

Hear from our Transition Team below on what they do to support you through your journey!

What We Offer

Salford City Academy’s innovative and diverse transition programme is designed to include a variety of events in order to achieve all our aims for supporting students in the transition move. Our primary transition ethos encompasses a well-designed programme to maintain the sense of belonging felt in primary; to provide care, guidance and support; and to dispel student worries and fears about the move ahead.

We offer extra transition days to vulnerable students that have been identified by their Primary and the Inclusions team. This ensure that these vulnerable students have the extra support they require to make the transition to secondary school successful.

If you would like to discuss this further or if you have any questions, please contact the Transition team via our dedicated email address SCATransitions@salfordcity-academy.org

There is some useful information on this website about supporting your child with the transition to high school.

BBC Bitesize have created this dedicated webpage which includes tips and tricks for starting secondary school. 

Our Library at Salford City Academy

Would you like to be a Librarian?

Our Student Librarians are responsible for supporting the Library’s Learning Resource Centre Manager in running the library during break and lunch times.
Their duties include....

  • Desk (Handing out and scanning student lunch passes)
  • Books (Scanning in and cataloguing books after they have been issued in lessons)
  • Games Manager (Responsible for sorting out games and tidying them away)
  • Ranger and Check (Ensuring the LRC (Learning Resource Centre) is being used properly)

You too can become a member of this team and when you start at the Academy, you will have the option to get involved…..

Find out more about our Library here


Our Leadership programme

Students can apply to be on the student leadership team to meet and be the voice of the students, discussing issues important to the students.


Aspire Leaders

Our Aspire Leaders are ambassadors of the Academy and they support Academy events, sports leaders, library leaders and peer mentors. You too can apply to be an Aspire Leader when you start at the Academy. 


Peer Mentoring

At the Academy, we run a successful peer mentoring program. Students are selected from their application and primary schools. We choose 2 per feeder primary school. These students are trained over a 4 week period on how to answer and support new year 7 students. They have the opportunity to visit their primary school and speak with year 6 students who will be attending the Academy in September.

They are recognised by the shield badges they wear. Their photo will also be dispayed around the Academy.

Peer Mentors are a role model to students and may be asked to assist with special events. They may be asked to provide speeches and show visitors around the Academy. 

Here at Salford City Academy, we encourage our students to get involved in as much as they can and be part of the Academy community.

At Salford City Academy, we believe in providing an Education with Character. This means that we do not just focus on academic success - we also aim to develop character, compassion and a sense of responsibility in our students throughout their time with us. We aim to provide opportunities for students that will inspire, excite and prepare them for life, which will raise their aspirations, allow students to make informed decisions about their future goals, develop confidence and have fun.

Our ‘Aspire’ curriculum will encompass all extracurricular activities, careers education, enrichment days and opportunities for students to become leaders. These will take place during period 6; 2.45- 3.45. It is compulsory for all students in Y7, 8 and 9 to attend at least one ‘Aspire’ session per week.

To support students with evaluating their current aspirations and provide support and guidance which will enable them to make informed choices about the opportunities available to them, all students will take part in an ‘aspiration’ survey. Information will be collated by your child’s tutor who will support and guide your child through throughout the year. This information will form part of your discussions with your child’s tutor during parent’s evenings.

For the first half term ‘Aspire’ sessions will run as taster sessions and students may ‘try out’ different sessions each week. Each student will have an individual ‘Aspire’ postcard where attendance will be recorded and monitored for their first 6 weeks. Any student to achieve a complete card will be awarded with their first ‘Aspire’ badge and collect rewards points which can be redeemed for various prizes and trips throughout the year. We are sure you will support us by taking the time to read through the booklet and discuss the options available with your child. At the end of this half term students will opt for the session(s) they wish to continue with in Autumn 2.

Some of the activities we currently offer are: Football, Netball, Trampolining, Fitness, Code Club, Art, Cooking, Homework, Technology, Drama, Dance, Dodgeball, Book Club, Debate Club, Drumming, Choir… and many more!


Special Educational Needs


Salford City Academy’s vision for students with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) is that they are provided with an education that enables them to achieve their best; become confident individuals living fulfilling lives; and to make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further education or training.


Salford City Academy will:

· have the highest aspirations for all young people with SEND and set appropriate targets for them

· keep young people with SEND informed so that they know precisely where they are in their learning and development

· ensure that decisions are informed by the insights of parents/carers and those of the young people themselves

· keep under review the additional or different provision that is made for them

· ensure that the approaches used are based on the best possible evidence and are having the required impact on progress.


Message from the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo)

Starting secondary school is a big step for every child, and for those with special educational needs or disabilities, it can be an even greater challenge. As a parent/ carer, you’ll want to make sure that we know how to meet your child’s needs.


I would like to reassure you that your child will receive the very best care from my team. We offer both in-class teaching assistant support as well as a menu of bespoke interventions tailored to your child’s individual needs. These include (but are not limited to) literacy and numeracy interventions, anger management, anxiety support, self-esteem workshops and counselling. Additionally, we work closely with a number of external professionals such as the Educational Psychology Service, Speech and Language Therapists, Salford Learning Support Service and CAMHS.


Every child on our SEND register is allocated a dedicated key worker who will work closely with students and parents/ carers. Your keyworker will prepare a student passport and manage a 12 week Plan, Do, Review Cycle in line with guidance issued in the SEND Code of Practice. Your key worker will ensure that all classroom teachers are fully informed about your child’s needs and how best to support them. Salford City Academy is committed to providing expert support and resources for children with SEND to fulfil their individual potential.


Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries at all regarding your child’s transition to us. My email address is:


I look forward to meeting you in person.

Laura Dawson



How can I buy Salford City Academy Uniform?

You can now purchase our uniform range from the comfort of your own home online via www.swischoolwear.co.uk, you must create an account and select Salford City Academy from the drop down list.

You can also telephone on 01928 752610, and choose Option 1.

* Please note: should you be struggling to purchase uniform, please contact the Academy for assistance. 

Young Carers 

Think you might be a young carer? 

Click here to see the support the Academy provides to young carers. 


Are you struggling in regards to finances and need assistance with the purchase of school uniform?

We understand that the purchasing of uniform can be costly. Please don't be afraid to contact the Academy either via the dedicated email address for transition or by calling reception on 0161 789 5359. 

We have local charities and we work closely with these to help with uniform. If you let the Academy know, we can assist you. 

Click here to view the Academy term dates for 2022/2023, please note these are subject to change.

Here are some websites with fun activities you might like to do with your child. 

We would love to see any work your child completes; please send it through to us on the dedicated transitions email address. 

BBC Bitesize

New lessons are added daily. A website suitable for all age groups. 



Looking for additional home learning activities? To help in the transition to high school, you might like to access the secondary resources available on the Twinkl website. They are currently offering one month free premium membership. Go to twinklhq.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS. 

Type 'Beyond' in the search bar of the website. Taster packs are available for English, Maths and Science, as well as languages, art, humanities and other curriculum areas. Lots on here to keep older children occupied.

  • Nature Detectives

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/03/nature-detectives/ A lot of these can be done in a garden! 

  • British Council

https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find Resources for English language learning.

  • Oxford Owl for Home

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ Lots of free resources for Primary age!

  • Big History Project

https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

  • Geography Games

https://world-geography-games.com/world.html Geography gaming!

  • DK Find Out


Q: I have recevied my new starter forms via post. What do I do when I have completed them? 

A: Please send them into the Academy via post. 

It is vital that these forms are completed as we need to ensure that we have all the up to date information for when your child starts with us in September. 


Q: Can my child wear Kickers as their school shoes? 

A: Yes, but they must be black leather and smart in appearance.

* Please note Kickers that resemble a pump or canvas style shoe are not suitable for school. 


Q: Can I have my childs new starter pack sent via post rather than email? 

A: Yes. Towards the end of May, we will be checking which of the first new starter forms (of the ones that were initially issued via email) have not been completed and returned. Any that are identified as not being returned will be issued via the post instead. 


Q: Will there be taster sessions for my child to attend prior to starting at the Academy? 

A: We understand how important it is that all our new year 7 students get an opportunity to experience the Academy setting prior to starting with us in September. We hope to be able to organise some transition events where we can but we need to ensure we do this whilst strictly adhering to the guidelines in regards to Covid-19. 

Currently, we are having conversations with all of your existing primary schools to work out a plan that is safe and that adheres to the Government guidelines. 

Be sure to keep checking the website as any further updates in regards to transition events will always be added to this. 


Q: Can I request a paper copy of the home learning pack for my child?

A: Paper copies of the work packs have been dropped off at all primary schools. If you contact your child's primary school, they will be able to arrange for you to collect the work pack. 

To visit our primary feeder school websites, please click on the school logos below:






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