All of our prospective new Y7 students should have received their Welcome Packs now. Hopefully, this will provide you with the information you need to begin planning and preparing life at Sirius Academy West!
Please take the time to watch the videos below to get to know more about the academy and the staff that work there. Remember this will be your new school, and your new teachers, from September! The videos will also allow you to complete the Transition Passport Activity Booklet that you have received in your Welcome Pack.
Academy Tour Video
Interview with Key Staff Video
We have lots of Just Eat Vouchers ready to issue to the lucky winners of our Pledge Challenges throughout June and July too! The Five Challenges of Summer are below. Please send in videos or pictures of your entries to the Sirius Academy West Twitter Page, using #SAWY6, or e-Mail [email protected].
Friday 12th June - Practice how to tie a tie for your new uniform.
Friday 19th June - Send us a question about Sirius Academy West so we can use in our Q&A video.
Friday 26th June - Draw, paint or build your own version of Sirius Academy West.
Friday 3rd July - Prepare your Pencil Case ready for September.
Friday 10th July - Show us your interests and talents so we can get to know.
Keep a look out for more information in the coming weeks about receiving a Video Call from us during the Summer Term and the release of your House and Tutor information!
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.