Emerson Park Academy

Endeavour, Persevere, Achieve

Year 6 to 7 Transition

Dear Parent/Carer,

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Emerson Park Academy.  Unfortunately,  due to the unprecedented situation we all find ourselves in, we have not been able to hold the usual transition evening and welcome days for both you and your children.  I am sure that there are many questions around the transition period and as such you can now access a Year 7 transition page on our school website.  There are booklets available for your child which may answer some of their questions and some activities they can complete to support their transition.  Please do not worry we will be working hard to ensure that your child’s transition is as smooth as possible.  We have a great Year 7 team here ready to support your children.

One of the main queries I have received from parents relates to the house your child will become a part of.  I appreciate many of you may have appointments at the uniform shop already and are concerned regarding the purchase of ties.  We have communicated with Havering Schoolwear and have advised them that parents will make payment via Parent Pay, which you will be provided details for in due course, and we will give  your child their tie in the correct house colour on their first day of term in September.  We will also be providing your child with their house t-shirt; you are not required to pay for these.  Additionally, I would like to confirm that tracksuits are a compulsory part of the school PE kit and will need to be purchased.  I believe there may have been a lack of clarity in the information previously sent to you.

As we have not been able to have traditional transition days this year your child’s first day of term will be on Friday 4th September 2020.  They will be able to spend the day with their new form and familiarise themselves with the school.  There will not be any other pupils in school on this day. This has been agreed, however may be affected by Government guideline changes; if this is the case we will notify you as soon as possible.  I will update you with the details for the day in due course. 

Please be assured that you child’s current primary school and Emerson Park Academy are working together to support your child’s transition and I am currently liaising with those schools to ensure we have all the relevant details relating to your child . 

As I receive new information I will add updates to the Year 7 transition page and I Iook forward to meeting you and your children in the near future. 

Year 7 Welcome Video

Kind Regards,

L. Mallen

Head of Year 7

lmallen@emersonparkacademy.org