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The Bishop of Winchester Academy

The Bishop
of Winchester

Transition from Year 6

The Academy works very hard to give our new students a smooth, positive transition to secondary school life.

When starting at TBOWA, all parents are invited to meet with the Principal to discuss their child's successful transition to the Academy, and to make it clear the high expectations TBOWA has of all students. It is the signing of the home-school agreement that underpins these shared understandings. These meetings ensure that the crucial two-way partnership between home and school is established to guarantee all students are successful. We work closely with primary schools to get to know our students and to understand their academic and social needs.

Our main aim is to ensure that this transfer is a positive experience and that our new pupils will settle quickly into the Academy and are enthusiastic and ready to learn when they join us in September, and we have arranged a number of events to support this.

  • Coffee Morning on Monday 24th June at 9.30 am or 12.00 noon.  If you have particular concerns or queries, or feel that it would be helpful to come in and speak with a member of our Wellbeing, Inclusion or Transition Team then we would like to invite you to attend.  For catering purposes we would be grateful if you could contact reception by phone or email if you would like to attend one of these sessions. 
  • Transition Days on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th July.
  • Information Evening for Parents on Wednesday 3rd July at 6.00pm (doors open at 5.30pm to enable you to hand in forms if you have not already done so).
  • Parental Meetings

Information Booklet

The information booklet provides you with all the information you will need for your child's transition from primary school.  

The transition days for 2019 will be on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th July with a Parents Information Evening on Wednesday 3rd July at 6.00pm.   

Lunch for Transition Days

The lunch menu can be found at the following link Hungry Bishop Transition Menu and if you would like your child to have a meal at the Academy on either or both days please make your selection and payment using your sQuid account by 19th  June 2019.   You will find the lunch item under 'Trips and Offers' in your sQuid account.  



For further information on how to login and use your sQuid account please click on the link below:


Parents Information Evening

We look forward to meeting all our new pupils' parents at the Parents Information Evening on Wednesday 4th July at 6.00pm (doors open at 5.30pm).  There are a number of forms which need to be completed and signed for all new students.  However, these are currently being updated to comply with the new data protection regulations and we will make these available as soon as possible.  The following forms are now available and we would be grateful if these could be completed and returned to the Academy on or before Transition Information Evening:

Locker Letter 2018-19

Student Contact Information Form

All students should have a locker at the Academy in which they can store items such as PE kit, outdoor coats etc.  


Full details of the Academy uniform requirements and expectations can be found here.

Recommended Reading List

We encourage all our pupils to read widely, through a variety of genres, authors and periods.  You are able to access the recommended reading list for Year 7 here.

  • University of Bournemouth
  • Arts University
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Diocese of Winchester
  • Teach First
  • University of Exeter
  • The University of Winchester
  • Ambitions
  • Southampton University
  • Bath Spa University