Welcome to the Ipswich Academy Year 6 to Year 7 Transition Hub

At Ipswich Academy, we strive for a seamless transition from primary to secondary school. Whilst the Academy has well-established links to its feeder primary schools, it also welcomes children from out of catchment each academic year. We realise that the move from one school to another can be a stressful time for parents, carers and students alike, as habitual routines are replaced by new ones and familiar faces exchanged for what might, at first, appear to be strangers.

This area of our school website has been designed to provide our new parents and carers with all of the information that you might need for the Year 6 to 7 transition. We also hope that Year 6 students will be able to look at the links from it with their parents or carers and friends before joining us in September. We believe that doing this will promote discussion about the new school year and allay some of the anxieties about the change ahead.


  • To provide a warm welcome and address any concerns or misconceptions about the start in September
  • To support students and their parents and carers through the challenges of starting at secondary school
  • To set high expectations for all pupils, to ensure that they understand what is expected of them and their conduct at Ipswich Academy

At Ipswich Academy, our transition programme has been designed to enable all of our new pupils to feel confident in what Ipswich Academy has to offer and to develop their awareness of the opportunities available to them, so that they can flourish and become good learners. Through our core values of integrity, community and excellence, we aim to nurture pupils who are honest, hardworking and strive for success in and out of school. Our aim is to help pupils become the next generation of well-rounded, caring and responsible young adults who would be employable in whichever industry they hope to join.

Last updated April 8, 2024