Transition

Welcome Year 6 students

We are really looking forward to you joining our OSSMA family in September, and we hope that the information you find here is helpful.

Everyone here at OSSMA understands that moving to “big school” can be an anxious time for some of you. However, we want you to know what a fantastic place you are coming to, that we will always look after you, and if you promise to do your very best every day, we will provide you with the greatest of opportunities.

Remember, aim high, and we can learn and achieve together.

Is your child starting here at OSSMA this September?

To check we have the correct details for you and ensure you do not miss the fantastic transition events we have coming up; please complete the contact details form from the below link.

https://forms.gle/E4NEyYYnddFKPLnp6

Dates for your diary

Year 6 visit to OSSMA - 6th & 7th July

We will be holding two days of transition into the academy. These will be specific days for the below schools, and pupils must come in their full primary school uniform with money for lunch. The meal deal is £2.40. If your child requires a free school meal, they will be entitled to that on the day, and their primary school will provide that information to us. On arrival, pupils enter through the main reception, where OSSMA staff will greet them.

8.45am - 2.15pm Wednesday 6th July:

Sutherland

The Meadows

Newstead

8.45am - 3.00pm Thursday 7th July

Heron Cross 

All other schools

A link to a Google forms document will be sent via text message to outline your child's travel plans. If you are dropping off or collecting your child, we ask politely you park in the main school car park. You are welcome to bring your child to the main reception. However, we are unable to meet parents personally on these days.      

Transition School

The Transition Summer School in August will still be going ahead, and we would encourage all children to attend for them to see the school and have face-to-face contact with the staff and other students before September. The link to the booking form will be sent via text message. The dates are as follows:

9.00am - 3.00pm

Monday 8th August 2022 - Friday 12th August 5 days

Tuesday 30th August 2022 - Friday 2nd September 4 days

Parent Information Sharing Evening 

A chance for parents to ask any questions and gain further information about the academy. Please see below session times:

Tuesday 5th July – 5.30pm - 6.30pm

Sutherland

The Meadows

Heron Cross

Newstead

Tuesday 5th July – 7.00pm - 8.00pm

All other schools

Uniform Purchase and Registration

We are delighted to offer you the following items free of charge:

  • Blazer
  • Trousers/Skirt
  • Tie
  • PE Top

If you wish to purchase any other items, you may do so on the day. Please do not go to the school uniform shop to collect these items as we have the following dates on which the uniform can be collected from the academy:

Wednesday 6th July 2.15pm - 5.15pm and Thursday 7th July 3.15pm - 6.15pm. 

A text message will be sent to book your appointment. Please do not contact the school or the uniform shop to arrange the appointments.   

Appointments will be held at the academy, and please ensure you bring a mobile device to your appointment.