Year six transition

Welcome soon-to-be Year 7's!

If you are due to start at The Burgess Hill Academy in September then this page is just for you. We know how daunting starting Secondary School can be so we have put together some important pieces of information to support you along the way. Whether you are worried about making new friends, finding your way around or even having to remember all the names of your new teachers we want to make the process as smooth and easy as possible. Ultimately it is a very exciting time for you and we hope the information you find on this page can be of support to you . 

Mr Pownceby
Y7 and 8 Standards Leader

Ms McGeough
Vice Principal

First page of the PDF file: tbha-stepping-out-2020

Year 6-into-7 key dates

March - Offer letter received
March - Welcome letter sent from Principal
March - Deadline for accepting school place
June - School visit from Transition leader and Y7 Buddies
July - Y6 Parents Information Evening 

Transition arrangements

First page of the PDF file: tbha-transition-arrangements

Top Tips

Moving from Primary School to High School can be scary.

Here are our Top Tips to help you with your transition to The Burgess Hill Academy in September.

1. Visit the school. 
Before you start in September make sure you have taken the opportunity to visit TBHA and look around the school. This could be at the Open Evening, a planned visit with your family or at the Y6 Transition Day in July.

 2. Talk to your friends. 
Found out which of your friends from different Primary Schools will also be starting at TBHA. Remember, a new school is also a fantastic opportunity to make new friends.

3. Plan your route to school.
Before you start in September it’s a good idea to know how you will be travelling to school each day. You will want to know how long it takes so you are on time every day.

4. Be prepared.
Find out what equipment you will need for TBHA. Spend the summer getting all your equipmet together and practice packing your bag so you can take everything you will need each day. Don't forget you can get a locker at school to leave everything in!