On Saturday the academy hosted our annual Sporting Aptitude Test for a large number of pupils from our local Primary Schools. Pupils competed a series of different activities and challenges throughout the morning in an attempt to secure enough points to gain sports aptitude status.
The academy must now rank all the pupils that expressed an interest in enrolling at Sirius Academy West in September 2019. Our admissions criteria allows us to admit up to 10% of the proposed intake via sporting aptitude. All pupils in Year 6 will discover their destination for Year 7 on Friday 1st March 2019.
Thank you to all the pupils, and their parents and carers, that attended this morning. A fantastic number in attendance and we were delighted with both the level of performance and the attitude and effort demonstrated by the pupils. Good luck to everyone!
Anyone requiring admissions advice can contact the academy on (01482) 352939 and we will look to provide support and guidance.
Due to the current restrictions that we all face we are unable to host our annual Open Night for prospective pupils and their parents/carers. We acknowledge the important decision that you all are set to make in selecting your preference for secondary education in 2021 and are keen for that decision to be an informed one.
Thus, we are hosting a Virtual Open Night on Thursday 8th October 2020 for all pupils that are considering Sirius Academy West as their destination for September 2021. The evening will feature the premiere of our own short film and also provide additional links to other informative videos. These will include introductions to key staff, testimonials from current students, overviews of the varied subjects and courses available at the academy, and an all access tour following a current student during an academy day.
The event will also promote the academy’s thorough transition programme that seeks to remove barriers to movement from Year 6 to Year 7 and allow all pupils to thrive on arrival. Despite the enforced closure in March, many pupils in our local Primary Schools have already started this journey with themed visits to the academy in Year 5.
The academy has been heavily oversubscribed for places within Year 7 in recent years and we expect this to be repeated again this year. We encourage pupils and parents to not miss out!
For any additional information regarding the event, and/or details regarding the transition process, please contact Mr Gordon on (01482) 352939. All of the Year 6 pupils in our local Primary Schools will soon receive individual invites to their evening.