Year 6

Y7 admissions for September

Y6 to Y7 Induction Day Update – 25 June 2021

As you are aware the relaxing of Covid 19 restrictions has been delayed until Monday19 July.   Due to these restrictions remaining, we are not permitted to allow the full Y7 cohort into school on Wednesday 7 July for their induction or to attend on Thursday 8 July to complete their Cognitive Ability Tests (CAT) ahead of them beginning with us. 

These two dates will now be cancelled and will instead be replaced by the Transition Summer School in August.  A letter with more details is posted in the Y6 area of the website. 

The scheduled parents’ information evening will still take place on the evening of Wednesday 7 July via zoom.  There will be two scheduled times 5.30pm and 6.30pm and parents can choose which they would prefer to attend. A link will be sent by email to all parents before midday on 7 July.  Please do ensure that your email contact is up to date with us.

Annie Parkin

Director of Learning – Key Stage 3

T: 0207 485 8515 ext 3049


Transition Letter - Acland Burghley Induction Outline

Cancelled Induction and Details of Summer SchoolWelcome Booklet

Key dates

Sorry, there are no current diary dates.

Are you planning on buying a laptop for your child over the summer?

Do you know what you are looking for? 

The PDF below will give you some guidance on the specification we are suggesting you focus on. If you have questions please do get in touch with us.

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What to expect from your subjects

Y6 to Y7 transition film

Our departments and faculties have produced a lovely video to give new Y7 students some insight into what they will learn in a number of subjects when they join us.


Be Awesome, Go Big

A programme of activities to help our future students make the transition from Y6 into Y7.

We would have loved to have seen you all come into our school on 1 July to explore and have a taste of what life at Acland Burghley is like. As we are unable to do this at the moment, we would like to take you through big ideas and challenges to get you prepared for secondary school life. These sessions are based on 2 great books. It is not necessary to have copies or read them, but we strongly suggest that you add them to your reading list. The books are:

You Are Awesome by Matthew Syed
ISBN-13: 9781526361332
Children's book of the year 2019, Sunday Times number one bestseller

Go Big by Matthew Burton
ISBN-13: 9781526362360
"If you have kids transitioning from primary to secondary school, this book is for you (well, for your kids!) … Helpful, funny and encouraging." Sarah Turner, AKA The Unmumsy Mum

Before we start the programme

Make sure that you have opened the workbook to the right page for each chapter. We recommend doing one session per week, but if you want more things to do whilst at home, go to the last page where there is a grid of activities you could be doing.

The sessions

Click on each of the titles and it will take to the PowerPoint for that session.

Session 1: Being Awesome

Session 2: Unlocking your mind

Session 3: Dare to take risks

Session 4: Making the change

Session 5: Lost but not lost

Session 6: Bouncebackability

Session 7: What is normal anyway

Session 8: Friendships and fallouts

Session 9: Living well

We hope that not only do you enjoy these activities but you learn a bit more about yourself and build the skills necessary to have a seamless transition into Y7.

Remember to send us some pictures of you taking part in some of the challenges by emailing

We hope that you enjoy it.

Annie Parkin
Director of Learning – Key Stage 3


If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us. There is a dedicated transition email address:

For the full admissions process, please see Join Acland Burghley.