Hello to all of our Year 6 students!

We hope you are all well and are looking forward to joining us at Kirk Hallam Community Academy. We are really looking forward to welcoming you all here! We will continue to update the 'Transition' section of our website with more videos and information over the next few weeks which we hope will help to prepare you for joining us in Year 7.

Take care,

Miss Cassidy

Uniform information

The uniform pop-up shop has been confirmed for Friday 17th July 10am - 5pm. Main reception will be taking booking for appointments from Tuesday 7th July. Please ring main reception on 0115 9301522 to book an appointment. An appointment is necessary to purchase uniform.

photos from Our Year 6 transition visits

Here are some photos taken during our first two Transition visits at Kirk Hallam Community Academy. It was fantastic to begin to meet some of the Year 6 students who will be joining us in September! We look forward to meeting you all soon.



After discovering lots of insects and plants whilst pond dipping, our Year 6 students recreated what they found with salt dough!

Tour of the School and Meet your Teachers!

Admission Forms

Letters re your child starting in Year 7 have been sent out. Please return your admission form in the envelope provided (no need for a stamp) as soon as possible

Induction Days

We have written to each parent/carer offering an induction session for their child between 29th June and 17th July. Your letter will provide details of which day your child will be able to attend. Please return the reply slip as soon as possible!

Transition Welcome Packs

A Transition Welcome Pack has been sent out to every parent/carer. In the Welcome Pack you will find useful information about school uniform, the school day as well as an introduction to some of the staff you will be working with at Kirk Hallam Community Academy. Your subject specialist teachers have also included some 'challenges' for you to have a go at which will help prepare you for Year 7!

Reading Recommendations

If you have any free time over the summer term or during the summer holidays, we have listed a selection of excellent books we recommend for Year 6 students. Many of these titles can be obtained as an audio book via Audible who are offering a free 30 day trial. Check out the list below;

  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  • The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson
  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • Kick by Mitch Johnson
  • Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens
  • The Legend of Podkin One Ear by Kieran Larwood
  • Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
  • 5 Children on the Western Front by Kate Saunders
  • 7 Letter Word by Kim Slater


If you have any queries, please contact Mrs Hibbert, our Year 7 Achievement Lead who will be happy to assist you. Please use the email address and requests will be forwarded to her.

September 2020


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