Year 6-7 Transition

The information on this page will help you and your child with the transition process from Primary to Secondary school. It is also a valuable source of information for students and parents who are joining Heanor Gate Spencer Academy as in-year admissions.

Important Dates

Date event
 March 2023

1st March – National Offer Day (welcome to Heanor Gate Spencer Academy).

Welcome email with All About Me form and Data Use form sent to parents/carers to complete.

April 2023

The transition team will be in contact with primary schools to discuss the students.

The tutor grouping process begins.

Parents will receive information about the transition days in July.

May 2023

Paperwork emailed to parents/carers:

  • Letter including Meet the Tutor Evening information and Transition Days consent form
  • Morleys pre-order form
  • ParentPay login details
  • Google Classroom login details

The transition team will visit primary schools, meeting Year 6 students and staff.

June 2023

The transition team continue to visit primary schools, meeting Year 6 students and staff.

Tutor groupings are completed.

30th June – Morley’s uniform ordering deadline if being delivered to school

July 2023

6th July – Meet the Tutor Parents’ Evening

*6th July – Transition Day (an opportunity for students to fully immerse themselves into life at Heanor Gate Spencer Academy).

*This has been reduced from the planned 3-day programme due to industrial action

Transition Days Consent Form 2023

August 2023 Enjoy your summer holiday and get uniform and equipment ready to start Heanor Gate Spencer Academy (see links below).
September 2023 5th September – term begins for all Year 7 students.


Useful Documents

Details about safeguarding, SEND, Pupil Premium and other important information is available within the ‘Curriculum’ section of our website.

Please keep checking this page for updates and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter – @HeanorGateSA.

We strive to ensure that all students are happy at Heanor Gate Spencer Academy and a successful transition into Year 7 is a key part of this. If you have any questions about your child’s transition into Year 7, please email and we will be happy to help.