Year 6 Transition 2017

Welcome to Year 6 parents, carers and students who will be joining Outwood Academy Ripon in the summer of 2017. This page is designed to keep you informed about our Transition process over the coming months, but also to ensure that any questions or queries you might have are answered, and where relevant displayed here.

You will receive a letter from the Academy in April 2017, to correspond with the admissions letters sent home by the Local Authority.

Key Contacts

Mrs Tracey Cunningham (Inclusion Coordinator/ DEEPS Transition)
Miss Emma Humphries (DEEPs Transition)

Key Transition Dates

Transition Evening & Contract signing – 19th June 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Full Transition Day – 20th June 2017, 8:45 am – 2:50 pm

Uniform Fitting – 20th June 2017, 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the times of the school day?

During Transition we aim to ensure Year 6 become familiar with the school day, so the aim is that times will be the same as for other students. Further information will be issued in due course.

School starts for all students at 8.45 am prompt.

Period 1 8.45 – 9.45 am
Period 2 9.45 – 10.45 am
VMG/Break 10.45 – 11:20 am
Period 3 11.20 – 12.20 noon
Period 4/Lunch 12.20 – 1:50 pm
Period 5 1.50 – 2.50 pm

How is the School Uniform organised?

We will provide a full uniform to Year 7 students when they start the school. As students grow out of their uniform, parents are expected to buy official replacements, and there are more details about how to do this here: http://www.ripon.outwood.com/uniform It is planned that Year 6 students will be measured in school during Transition, and that Uniform will be able to be collected on certain days within the school holidays, towards the end of August (date to be confirmed).

24th July 2017
Collection of uniform from the Main Hall (3.30 – 7.00pm)
This is an opportunity to make any necessary changes.

What equipment will my child need?

All students will be provided with a Planner. They are expected to have a school bag that is large enough to contain an A4 folder. The basic equipment that is required from September is:

A black pen.
A pencil and pencil sharpener.
An eraser.
A calculator
A ruler

What are the lunchtime arrangements?

Year 7 students have their lunch as a year group, between 12.50 – 13.20pm. This ensures there is minimal queuing time and that they can eat together in their first year at the academy. The catering is provided by the Academy who operate a ‘Pay Online’ system. Parents can load student accounts from home, or students can add money using two optical finger recognition stations in the school. We will provide log-on details for parents in due course, and there is no need to contact Carillion directly at this stage.

SEN and Inclusion

During the coming months, Mrs Cunningham will be visiting primary schools to meet Year 6 teachers to gather crucial transition information. Colleagues from several of our partner primary schools will also be working alongside Year 6 students at Outwood Academy Ripon during these three weeks in July as part of the Transition process.

Question Form

If you have a question that you think the answer would be of use to other Year 6 parents, please use the form below, and relevant information will be added to the Frequently Asked Questions section of this page. We will of course also answer specific questions relating to your child directly via this form. You can also email admissions@ripon.outwood.com.

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