Year 7 (Sept 2020)

*PLEASE NOTE – Following discussions with the Local Authority and based upon restrictions placed upon schools by the Government in relation to a limit on student numbers and strict social distancing guidelines, we have taken the decision to postpone our Year 6 Parents’ Induction Evenings (scheduled for 15th/16th June) and our Year 6 Transition Days (scheduled for 1st-3rd July). Read the full letter on the COVID-19 Latest Updates news post.

Welcome to St Wilfrid’s!

This page will be the home for any specific information, resources and downloads that are relevant to students starting in September.

Key Dates*

Induction Evenings – POSTPONED

Single Sampler Session – POSTPONED

Inductions Days – POSTPONED

Start Day – Wednesday 2nd September

Key Dates

Virtual Tour – COMING SOON!

We are excited to be launching our brand new Virtual Tour of the Academy and accompanying Induction Guide for all incoming Year 7 students. We will be sending this information out and releasing the tour very soon.

Virtual Tour

Academy Bag and Tie

You will soon be able to purchase your brand new Academy bag and tie. Further information on how to pay for these items via ParentPay and details of when and where to collect them before the Summer holidays will be provided in June.

7 To Remember…

…for September! Here is a sneak peak about what you will need to think about over the Summer holidays to get prepared for the start of the new term. More information about these tasks and your transition journey ahead will be provided in your Induction Guide brochure that you will receive in July.

7 To Remember for September


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.


Our annual residential for Year 7 students takes place at Lockerbie Manor in Scotland. It’s a fantastic opportunity for students to create long-lasting memories, develop friendships and participate in some exhilarating outdoor activities. Certainly a trip not to be missed! Check out the highlights video from last year’s trip.


Year 7 students starting in September 2020 will be the first to proudly wear our new uniform! Our approved stockists; Grays and Whittakers, have been in touch to let us know they are busy working behind the scenes to ensure they’re ready to provide all necessary uniform for our new starters – albeit with a new online booking system. To read their latest update click here.

How to order online at Grays.
How to order online at Whittakers.

Uniform 2020

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

[LIMITED TIME] Free Studio TV course on Transition

Transition Events

Please also see our Transition page for further details about transition events.