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Year 7 Transition 2023/24

Welcome to all our new students and their families

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We appreciate that the transition from primary to secondary school can be daunting for some.  However, we have every confidence that our new starters will settle into new routines quickly.  Last year our new students and their families were overwhelmingly positive about the strength of our Transition process. 

Feedback from Y7 Parents’ Evening (Oct 2022) demonstrated very high levels of satisfaction: 

*    99% of parents and carers agreed that their son was happy and had settled in well

*    100% of parents and carers agreed that their son felt safe at Wellacre

*    100% of parents and carers agreed that the  transition process prepared their son well for Year 7

*    100% of parents and carers agreed Wellacre was meeting their expectations (with 45% stating we were exceeding expectations.) 

Comments included: 

"Great start to the year, we’ve been informed along the way and I feel that if we do have any issues then we know who to contact. Everyone has been brilliant. Thank you."

"Happy we made the right choice of school.  Thank you for helping my son settle in so well."

"I think the school has done really well at making my son feel welcome and safe. I really appreciate all your efforts on this. Thank you."

"You have all made my son feel safe, secure and very happy to come to school."

Principal, Mrs Sharrock, and the whole Wellacre community are looking forward to welcoming all our new starters to the Wellacre family.

Life in Year 7 at Wellacre

We are also proud to share photos and videos of Year 7 students to showcase life at Wellacre!

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Our amazing Transition Team has been working hard to produce a video to introduce you to Wellacre!

 For any queries regarding transition, please do not hesitate to contact admin(at) 

Meet the Transition Team

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Mrs Sharrock


Mrs O'Neill

Assistant Principal

Personal Development/


Mr Caslake

Director of Transition

The Achievement Tutor will be your first point of contact for anything that students or their parents/carers need to discuss. There is a Tutor Time every morning. 

Each Tutor group belongs to a House: Turing (Green), Pankhurst (Purple) and Lowry (Yellow). 

The Heads of House have oversight of students' pastoral and personal development. 

Key Information for a Positive Start
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Please click on the following links for important transition information and updates:

Transition Booklet

Inclusion Transition Booklet

Introductory Transition letter

Summer School letter

School Lottery letter

Opportunities as a Year 7 Student

As a Year 7, we hope students find their time at Wellacre valuable, enjoyable and rewarding.  We provide a wealth of opportunities for students to embrace in order to enrich their learning and encourage them to develop skills and experiences both in and outside of school.  

Our Co Curricular Wednesday afternoon will be their first opportunity to broaden their skills and experiences. Our vision is to provide successful and meaningful opportunities for ALL students that;

*   Enhance ‘cultural capital’

*   Contribute to our local community 

*   Develop skills or knowledge beyond the taught curriculum

Our new Year 7 students will work in vertical groups across school, but within Houses, on three core themes for the year: 

*   Community 

*   Culture and the Arts 

*   Wellbeing

Year 7 News Highlights

Here is a taste of Year 7 student experiences and achievements from the past 12 months (click on the links to read): 

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The Jungle Book

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The Brilliant Club

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Carol Concert

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 MFL Christmas Cards 

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Anti-Bullying Week


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Book Buzz


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Lewis - Karting 

(Flixton Primary)

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Summer School



Letters to Year 6 Pupils

Students from Year 7 have recently written to our new students to help them settle in at high school. We are delighted to share their letters:

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    Aaron - Flixton Primary 

    Adam - Acre Hall Primary

    Blake - Davyhulme Primary

    Charlie - Urmston Primary 

    Dylan - Kingsway Primary

    Ethan - Barton Clough Primary

    Isaac - Woodhouse Primary

    Jasper - Irlam Primary

    Russel - Partington Primary

    Solomon - Urmston Primary

    William - Abbotsford Preparatory 


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