Transition from Year 6 to Year 7

A warm welcome to our new year 7 students, who will be joining us in September. On this page you will find updates and key information to help you prepare to join our school community. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our Academy.

Transition Team - 21-22

Janine Astley
Transition Lead
Sara Parkes
Head of Year 7 - Drama Teacher
Sophie Adderley
Head of Year 7 - Art Teacher
Emily Thompson-O'Brien
SENCO - Languages Teacher
Lisa Hickling
Health & Wellbeing
Mary Potter
Safeguarding Lead

School Day & B.A.C.E

B.A.C.E (Barnsley Academy Community Entrance)

Our expectation is that all students are in school before 8:20am ready for their learning.

The student entrance in the KS3 yard (front of school) will be where uniform and equipment is checked before Years 7 & 8 enter school.

Mobile phones will be visibly switched off at this point and placed in school bags as per the school policy

Form Time 8:20 am 8:40 am
Period 1 8:40 am 9:30 am
Period 2 9:90 am 10:20 am
Break Time 10:20 am 10:40 am
Period 3 10:40 am 11:30 am
Period 4 11:30 am 12:20 pm
Lunch/Form 12:20 pm 13:00 pm
Period 5 13:00 pm 13:50 pm
Period 6 13:50 pm 14:40 pm
Enrichment 14:40 pm 15:30 pm

Head of Year Presentation

What uniform & equipment will I need

As an Academy we are extremely proud of our school uniform which we believe reflects the high standards of the Academy. We strongly believe that being smart and well-presented gives all students the correct and positive mind-set required for a successful day in school. It reflects organisation, pride, and unity amongst our school community hence why we place so much importance on ensuring all students respect the uniform rules and wear it correctly.

 Trousers - Black Academy logoed school trousers.


 Skirts – Black logoed skirt. 



Shirts - A white school shirt (long or short sleeved) must be worn with the top button fastened at all times.


Blazers - A black blazer with embroidered United Learning badge must be worn by all students. 

Tie – A Barnsley Academy clip-on tie.


Cardigans & Jumpers – Plain black V-neck wool/wool blend jumpers can be worn under blazers or a plain v neck wool/wool blend cardigan. 

Footwear - All students must wear plain black, flat footwear. We prefer all students to wear plain black, flat, leather shoes. All footwear must be entirely black and have no coloured logos or soles and not be of ankle height. Boots of any sort are not allowed. Heeled footwear of any sort is not allowed.

Socks – plain black socks only for both boys and girls. No over-knee socks can be worn.

Tights – black tights can be worn but must be at least 40 denier.

PE Kit - All students are required to wear,

  • Barnsley Academy logoed T-shirt 
  • Plain black or navy Shorts
  • Plain black or navy leggings / tracksuit bottoms
  • Black football socks
  • Outside trainers any colour
  • Plain black or navy hoodie or tracksuit top

School Bags – School bags are compulsory. 

Equipment - must be brought into school each day

  • Pencil Case 
  • 2 black pens 
  • 2 red pens 
  • 2 green pens 
  • 2 pencils
  • Rubber
  • Ruler
  • Scientific Calculator
  • Barnsley Academy Water Bottle




Creative Transition Task

The objective is to create a self portrait mural of every transition student to create a huge display within Barnsley Academy! Each portrait you produce will be displayed along side your classmates in September!

Please click on the PDF Creative Taks below and open up this document and get creative.

Creative Task Template


Reading Competition

At Barnsley Academy, we really promote the importance of reading, not only in your subjects, but also for pleasure. We know that students who read widely are more successful in their GCSEs and in later life. The Summer Reading Challenge aims to encourage you to continue to read throughout the summer holidays. You can choose to do just one or both tasks. The recommended reading lists are attached and contain 10 brilliant and well recommended books. 

To enter you need to complete one of the following tasks;

1. Read a book from the recommended reading list and write a review.

2. Review two books you read over the summer..

All entries can be given to your English teacher in September.

We really hope that you take part and read for pleasure over the summer break. Have fun! 

Miss Woods 

The Dark is Rising

Susan Cooper

Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief

Rick Riordan

Across the Barricades

Joan Lingard

The Girl of Ink and Stars

Kiran Millwood Hargrave

War Horse