Transition 2022

Transition 2022

A very warm welcome to all new families joining us in September 2022. At the Sir Robert Woodard Academy, we are committed to ensuring that your child’s transition from primary to secondary school is smooth and enjoyable as possible. To support this we run an extensive Transition Programme to help new students settle in quickly. Please see details of the programme outlined below. 

Benefits of the SRWA Transition Programme:

  • Students will be able to familiarise themselves with the building and some of the SRWA teachers where possible.
  • SRWA teachers will meet new students and recognise their capabilities and enthusiasm .

Transition offer:

  • Open Evening - scheduled time slots for students and families to visit the Academy.
  • Tours - small group tours during the school day.
  • Enhanced tours - tours for vulnerable children with the Inclusion Manager or SENCO, after the school day.
  • Visits to Primary Schools - a time for SRWA staff to visit our feeder schools.
  • Year 6 Parents Evening - a time for parents to book an appointment to discuss their child, if they are vulnerable, for example those with an Education Health and Care Plan or those who are Children Looked After.
  • Transition Evening - a time to come into the Academy, hear from the Principal, collect a Year 7 Handbook and meet the Year 7 team.
  • Transition Day - a day of taster subjects sessions to get excited for that September start!
Key Date Event
7 October 2021 - 6.00pm-8.30pm Open Evening

12, 13, 14 and 19 October 2021

Various dates Enhanced tours
Various dates Visits to Primary Schools
16 June 2022 - 4.30pm - 7.00pm Year 6 Parents’ Evening for vulnerable students
5 July 2022 - 5.00pm-7.00pm Transition Evening
6 July 2022 Transition Day

We hope that this clarifies the transition process this year, however, should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at

The admissions process itself is explained in a West Sussex booklet which is freely available from local primary schools. The West Sussex County Council website also provides full details regarding the admissions procedures. The admissions and over-subscription criteria follow the WSCC agreed protocols and procedures.

Please see here for details of travelling to SRWA.

Below is last year's online Transition Evening for your information.


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Transition Bulletin 1 05th Apr 2022 Download
Transition Bulletin 2 27th May 2022 Download
Transition Bulletin 3 28th Jun 2022 Download
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