Joining Us In Year 7
We know how important the transition from primary to secondary school is at Hassenbrook and have a dedicated primary transition plan in place to support our young people moving up from our partner primary schools. This includes a whole programme of informative and fun activities that we run for prospective pupils and parents including our friendship afternoon in March, one-to-one meetings in June, a three day induction in July and a summer programme. In September, when our new students join, we have a very successful peer mentoring scheme with our own Year 9 students buddying our new Year 7s. Here are some excerpts from our students about their first 100 days at Hassenbrook Academy.
Our induction programme
This programme of activities starts the moment your child is offered a place at Hassenbrook Academy – here are some of the key features:
- Friendship afternoon for every student who has been offered a place – come and make new friends!
- Parents’ evening for prospective new students
Our team will visit each primary school and meet each and every prospective student and their teacher.
Induction days with workshops, taster lessons and fun activities to get to know each other.
Invitation to our summer programme of events and activities including our art gallery and food technology courses – parents will collect students from Hassenbrook Academy.
All new Year 7 students will be involved in team building activities within their tutor groups and introduced to our peer mentoring scheme.
There will be a parents’ evening focused around their son or daughter settling in at Hassenbrook.
“In my first term at Hassenbrook I enjoyed lessons that I have never learnt before – like French and Spanish. It’s amazing at Hassenbrook, I’ve met old friends and made new friends. When you meet your peer mentors they help you all the way through Year 7. When I came to the school I knew no one but once you settle into the school it’s an amazing place.” Emeliah
“When I started at Hassenbrook I was nervous at first and then I felt more welcomed. My favourite subject is PE, Drama and Music. I enjoy English and PE the most as I like to push myself. I have participated in after school clubs such as football and basketball. When I’m older I would like to be a footballer or architect. I have loved my time here so far.” Alfie
“I have enjoyed making new friends and getting to know the teachers. I would tell Year 6 students to come to Hassenbrook because it’s a small school and you find your way around quickly. The teachers are really nice and caring, and they are always there to listen and help you.” Frankie-Leigh