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Year 6 moving to Secondary School

Click the YouTube link below to watch our Year 6 leavers' video. (You may need a tissue!)

Year 6 you may find the attachment below useful when thinking about your new school. There is a handy checklist you can use and some top tips for next year.

Kirk Hallam Community Academy


Pupils moving to Kirk Hallam Community Academy can find lots of useful information on Kirk Hallam's website below:


Families will be contacted directly by the school to arrange a transition visit before the Summer holidays.



Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy


Pupils moving to Ormiston Academy can find lots of information on their website:


On the 2nd and 3rd of July, Ormiston will be releasing a number of online sample lessons and virtual activities which can be done at any time. Click below to see some examples:

Heanor Gate Science College


Pupils moving to Heanor Gate have been contacted directly by the school and were sent details on how to use Google Classroom. Curriculum and transition based activities, such as video tours with Y10 students and tasks linked to subjects studied in Y7, are being set on a weekly basis so Y6s are encouraged to check each Monday after 10am to see what’s been uploaded. Students also have the chance to ‘meet’ their Achievement Leader Miss Hulland, as well as the Executive Principal Mr Huntington. Students can share their work by uploading it to the Google Classroom or by emailing it to the teacher who set the work.


If you would like to join in with the activities but haven’t yet received login details, or need further assistance in order to access the platform, then please contact the school reception on  01773 716396 they will be able to assist in getting this information to your child.