Moving from Year 6 to Year 7

Online Admissions Forms

For Year 6 students transitioning to Erdington Academy for Year 7 in September 2020 parents must complete the online admission form which can be found using this link:

For username and password information please refer to the letter you will have received the week beginning 8th June 2020.

All online admissions forms must be completed by Wednesday 17th June 2020. Following completion of the form you will be forwarded essential information about your child’s House, uniform vouchers and key information about transition over the coming months.  

Supporting Students during Transition

We have created a handbook for Year 6 students with everything you need to know ready for moving to Erdington Academy in September. Please read through this, if you have any additional questions please email them through to [email protected].

Click here for our Student Information Booklet

Watch this video to see your questions answered by two of our students:

Supporting Parents during Transition

Every year parents will be invited to an ‘Intake Evening’ in the Summer Term to prepare for your child moving to Erdington Academy in the following September.

This year due to COVID-19 we are unable to host an ‘Intake Evening’. We have collated the questions that we are frequently asked in these evenings and created a Parent Information Booklet. Please read through how to prepare your child for their move to secondary school.

Click here for our Parent Information Booklet Link

New Intake presentation:

Virtual School Transition

Transition Day in July is always an exciting day where we get to meet all our new students for September. This year, transition will slightly different due to the current school closures. With this in mind, some of our students in school have created a video to help you to learn about different areas of the school – watch carefully there are some important bits of information that are very different to being in primary school.

Transition Challenges

Challenge 1 

Ride 20 miles over the next 5 weeks.  If you do not have a bike, walk 15 miles over the next 5 weeks.  Evidence though any app on your phone, like Strava.

Challenge 2

To cook 5 meals for your family over the next 5 weeks (you may want to make one a day for a week, or one a week) – Evidence photos of what you have cooked.

Challenge 3

To read 3 books from the Reading Cannon (see below) for Year 7 over the next 5 weeks.

School Uniform

Clive Marks – Boldmere – Specific Opening for Year 7

Book an appointment online for a specific day/time of your preference.

Year 7 only opening:

Wednesday 24th June 9am-8pm

Wednesday 5th August 9am-8pm

Crested Schoolwear (Trutex) – Erdington

Opening hours between the following dates at the Erdington store will be:

July 1st – July 25th: 9am – 6pm
July 27th – Aug 8th: 9am – 7pm
August 10th – Sept 2nd: 9am – 7pm

Crested Schoolwear have an exclusive Sunday opening on 30th August for Erdington Academy students only.

You can also buy directed from their website.


Acceptable Footwear

For acceptable footwear at the school please click here.


Reading Cannon

At Erdington Academy we are passionate about reading. Research shows that reading promotes positive mental health, but also impacts directly on student outcomes.
By reading daily you will widen your vocabulary, improve your grammar and raise your attainment at GCSE. Start your journey to Erdington Academy early by finding a comfortable place, picking up a book and immersing yourself in a new world.
See how many of these texts you can read prior to starting at Erdington Academy in September 2020.

Transition Toolkit – Links to other sections of the website essential in starting Erdington Academy

School Uniform

Extra-Curricular Timetable

Catering/The Canteens

SEND Information Report

Term Dates