Moving to Year 7

Moving from primary to secondary school is an exciting and significant event in a child’s life but can also be quite a daunting prospect for a child and their parents. They will go from being the oldest in school to being the youngest, having to find their way around a new environment with different teachers for different subjects. They will also have to take more responsibility, such as:

  • taking a new and unfamiliar route
  • planning for each day’s timetable
  • making sure they have the right books and equipment
  • doing homework most evenings, which has to fit into their routine alongside other interests

All staff at Excelsior Academy work together to ensure that every pupil reaches their full potential and that both you and your child are active participants in the life of the Academy.

Our primary transition newsletters are packed with information for pupils and parents/carers, click on the links below to download.

Moving Up Issue 1

Moving Up Issue 2

Moving Up Issue 3

Moving Up Issue 4

You will probably have lots of questions about Excelsior Academy, please click on the link below to look at our Transition Prospectus, which is full of useful information:

Excelsior Transition Prospectus Pack

If you have any queries about the transition process that you would like to discuss, please contact:

Andrea Naylor, Primary Transitions Coordinator

E :

T: 0191 2288426


At Excelsior Academy we have an extensive transition programme and all of our feeder primary schools are given the opportunity to get involved in these events.  Please see below. 

For Year 5 Transition Activities please follow the link below to view:

Excelsior Mini Chef

Mother’s Day Pampering session

Fitness Fury Final 2016

Family Fun Day at Bolam Lake 2016

Creative Arts Fashion Show 2016

Year 5 Transition Week


For Year 6 Transition Activities please follow the link below to view:

Gifted and Talented Science sessions

Gifted and Talented Maths sessions

Year 6 Transition Week