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The Bishop of Winchester Academy

The Bishop
of Winchester


Dear Parents, Carers and Students, 

We warmly welcome you to The Bishop of Winchester Academy and are looking forward to working with you to support the education, personal development and well-being of your child as they go on to achieve their full potential. 

Our ultimate aim as an Academy is to enable our students to be the very best that they can be and ‘live life to the full’ to help them grow and mature into amazing, well-rounded young adults who are provided with the best life chances to set them up for their future.  

The Transition from primary to secondary school is a very exciting time; however, we do understand that it can also be a time of worry, anxiety and uncertainty for children and parents. We want to ensure that the process is a happy and calm one.  Therefore, we will be working closely with you to ensure a positive start to your child's education here at The Bishop of Winchester Academy.  

As an academy we want to ensure the year 6's have an insight into life at Bishop. We will be providing all students with a virtual transition day timetable which they can complete at school and at home. The year 6s' will be provided with a range of lessons and activities to complete, similar to what they would have experienced over the two days at Bishop. The timetable and links to the lessons will be sent out to you nearer to the time. Please encourage your child to complete the transition day as it may help to ease any worries about starting in September. Throughout the summer term we will endeavour to keep you regularly updated with information about the school and expectations for September. 

All students will receive a transition booklet and the “You are Awesome” book in due course. Our information booklet is attached below. This will include all the key information you and your child will need for their transition to The Bishop, including catering, Academy timetable, key dates, communication, uniform/equipment and key Academy staff. I will be in regular contact with your child's primary school in the coming weeks. We use this as an opportunity to gather useful information about your child so that we are able to best support them from the moment they join us. 

This transition page includes all the information you will need to prepare for starting at The Bishop in September.

Finally, please be assured that your child and their transition to secondary school is at the forefront of our minds. Please do not hesitate in contacting us with any questions. If you would like to contact the academy, please send communication to our transition email address: 

We wish your child the very best over the coming months and look forward to them joining us as Year 7 students in September. 

Kind regards, 

Miss Abigail Cartwright

Head of Year 7

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