Year 6 Transition

If you’re a Year 6 pupil (parent/carer) joining Ossett Academy in September 2023, this is the page for you! We’ll use this page to keep you updated throughout your transition to Ossett Academy.

We know that choosing a school is an important decision. If you were unable to attend our Open Evening, please contact Mr Price for a tour of our academy, during the school day. A tour normally takes place during the morning and lasts 1 hour, giving you the opportunity to walk around the school and meet staff. 

We’re looking forward to meeting you already!

Year 7 Summer Project

In preparation for their start at Ossett Academy on Tuesday 5th September we would like all of our new Year 7 pupils to complete a summer project:

Summer Project 2023

Key Dates for 2023

  • March 2023

Offer of school places confirmed and initial letter of welcome sent to every parent/carer of pupils who have a place at Ossett Academy starting in September 2023.

  • 18th April 2023 – Year 6 Parent Information Evening 

This evening is for all parents, carers and pupils who have a place with us starting in September 2023. Watch out for more information on this event on our social media platforms and on our website.

  • 22nd June 2023 – Year 6 Taster Day

To support with transition, we will welcome pupils to Ossett Academy. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet up, experience a day in the life of Ossett Academy and feel more confident joining us in September. We cannot wait to meet you. Further information will be available nearer the date.

Virtual Tour of our Academy

Watch our film below to discover some of the important places in our academy and get to know a little bit about what kind of things go on. Oh and keep one eye open for a VIP round these parts – Ossy, our academy mascot, who clearly likes being the centre of attention, popping up in every room!

‘Talking Heads’

To complement our virtual tour, we‘ve produced a series of ‘talking heads’ clips, to introduce our new intake to key staff and subjects, which you can find here.

We hope that by familiarising you with our staff, subjects and academy, it will help with any feelings of unease you may experience before September.

Year 7 Form Tutors

Ahead of your September start at Ossett Academy, hear from our Year 7 Form Tutors!

Simply click the name of each Form Tutor to watch a short video introduction.


Details about the Ossett Academy uniform can be found here.

More information

Getting Started

As a parent/carer of a new starter, you’ll no doubt be keen to get started, with access to our parental communication system and online payment system. Find out how/what to expect, here.


For easy reference, any letters we issue in relation to transition will also be posted below.

  • Bicycle Pass Letter 2023-24: All pupils wanting to cycle into the academy must fill in a Bicycle Pass form which you’ll find within the letter attached. This letter must be returned to your PYL (Pastoral Year Leader) in return for a Bicycle Pass. Pupils must do this before they bring their bicycle into the academy.

We’re looking forward to meeting you soon!

Transition Guide 2023-2024


Frequently Asked Questions

You’re bound to have lots of questions, so here are some FAQs to get you started.

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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

Trust Website

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