Year 7 - 2024 intake

Welcome to our Year 7 transition page for 2024. Please bookmark this page as it will be a great source of information, guidance and updates for our new parents and students during the Summer term and onwards towards September 2024.

Should you have any questions related to Y6 transition, please don't hesitate to contact nashman@saintwilfrids.com
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Key Dates

Please make a note of these important events and dates in your calendar:

Parent Induction Evenings - 10th / 11th June

Single Sampler Session - 26th June

Induction Days (x3) - 3rd-5th July

1st Day of Term - Tuesday 3rd September

ParentPay Setup

Here's a guide on how to activate your account.

(Click here if you already use ParentPay at Primary School)

Here's a guide on how to pay for items.

Academy Bag and Tie

Information on how to pay for these items via ParentPay is provided in your welcome letter/pack.

Bags and ties will be given out during the Transition Days in July.


A full uniform list can be found here on our Uniform Policy. Both of our approved stockists; Grays and Whittakers, will be happy to assist you with all uniform queries ahead of September and their details can be found below:


Lockers are available for all students to use to store their items - your first locker key must be ordered via ParentPay by the 21st July.

Replacements keys are available to buy on the Academy Shop.

Recommended Stationery

These items should be purchased ready for September and we encourage students to keep these in a clear pencil case.

  • Blue & Black biros
  • Handwriting pen (optional)
  • Pencils
  • Calculator (Buy on Academy Shop)
  • Geometry set
  • 30cm/12” Ruler
  • Glue stick
  • Eraser
  • Pencil sharpener
Y7 Residential

Our annual residential for Year 7 students takes place in the Autumn term. It’s a fantastic opportunity for students to develop and strengthen friendships with students and staff alike. Check out this highlights video from one of our previous year’s trips.

School Synergy

Synergy is our learner management tool that allows us to give parents information regarding rewards, sanctions, timetable information and important alerts. You will be given a login to Synergy in September 2024.


Firefly is our online homework and learning portal that brings teachers, students and parents together. You will find out more about this in September, with both students and parents receiving their own unique log-in. For a brief introductory video, click here.

Resources for Parents

These resources provide information, tips and questions to help you open up discussion with your child about the transition and help prepare them for starting secondary school.

Transition Into Secondary School
Making The Change
Helping Your Child Get Into Good Habits
Building Resilience
Growth Mindset

Upcoming Transition Events
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