Thorp Academy

Together We Achieve

Y6 Transition

Year 7 students letter to Year 6 students

Transition from primary to secondary school is an exciting and daunting time for children, parents and carers.

To support a smooth transition to the academy we have an extensive programme to help students feel secure and comfortable. We work closely with our feeder primary schools on our transition programme where students have the opportunity to participate in activities at Thorp Academy with our staff from year 3.

We work closely with our sponsors Northern Education Trust to ensure that the students at Thorp Academy receive an excellent education.We also work closely with parent/carers in ensuring a close partnership between home and school, sharing the common ground of bringing out the best in your son or daughter.

If you would like additional information or a tour of the academy please contact Mrs Ruth Marklew, Assistant Principal.

Key dates




Tuesday 26 September 2017

Year 6 Open Evening


Tuesday 10 September 2017

Introduction to Year 7


Tuesday 6 March 2018

Year 6 Offers Evening

Monday 14 May 2018- Friday 8 June 2018

Thorp staff visit primary schools

Monday 18th June 2018

New Intake evening

Uniform fitting from 4pm


Monday 26 June - Thursday 28 June 2018

Transition Days


Thursday 5 July 2018

Primary Celebration Evening


Tuesday 4 September 2018

Year 7 start date



Year 7 Information Evening

School day




Period 1


Period 2


Break (15 minutes)


Period 3


Lunch (30 minutes)


Period 4


Period 5


School finishes


Progress 6or Enrichmentsession

Uniform list

Boys & Girls Year 7-11


  • Plain black shoes that are polishable.Boots, trainers, converse, vans or similar, backless, suede or cloth footwear are not allowed. All footwear must be completely black with no logos, decorative elements or piped areas.
  • A white school shirt (not tight fitting) with a top button that fastens.
  • Thorp Academy tie.
  • Thorp Academy blazer - to be worn at all times around school, can be removed in lessons with the permission of the teacher.
  • Black trousers for boys.
  • Black trousers for girls, approved design only.
  • A black knee length skirt with the Thorp logo for girlsapproved design only. To be purchased from school's designated supplier
  • Thorp Academy jumper



Only the items listed above should be worn. It is impossible to list all of the items not to be worn in school. However, if you are in any doubt please contact school before you make a purchase.

PE kit

Boys PE Uniform

Girls PE Uniform

Plain navy shorts

Navy/white rugby top with school logo

Grey polo shirt with school logo

Navy football socks

Football boots

Shin pads and mouth guard

Training shoes, not canvas or plimsolls

Black or navy tracksuit bottoms to be worn at teacher's discretion

Plain navy shorts

Grey polo shirt with school logo

Navy fleece

Navy football socks

Football boots

Shin pads and mouth guard

Training shoes, not canvas or plimsolls

Black or navy tracksuit bottoms or sports leggingsto be worn at teacher's discretion