Y6 Sporting Aptitude Testing - Sat 12th Jan 2019 (9.30am-1.30pm)
Sirius Academy West will host the annual Sporting Aptitude Testing day on Saturday 12th January 2019 (9.30am-1.30pm). This is for pupils in Year 6 that have identified us as either their first, second or third preference for Year 7 in September 2019.
The academy must rank all of these applications in accordance to our admissions policy. This ranked list needs to be returned to the local authority by Friday 18th January 2019. The Sporting Aptitude tests allow us to allocate 10% of the 290 available places to pupils that can demonstrate a high level of sporting performance. This is incredibly important for those pupils that would normally find it difficult to achieve a place in Year 7 based on their current proximity to the academy and our continued over-subscription status.
Pupils, and their parents and carers, that wish to attend, and have an interest in securing a place at Sirius Academy West via sporting aptitude, should contact us on (10482) 352939.
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.