Ensuring that families feel well supported and informed during the transition process to secondary school is vital. Edgar Wood Academy work with the Transition Group (primary heads in the areas) to ensure we have systems, staff and the practices in place for students and their parents from the time they apply to join the academy through to the end of Year 7 and if required into Years 8 and 9.

Ms Jackson-Horner, Assistant Headteacher for Pastoral Care is responsible for Year 6-7 transition, and works closely with parents and primary schools to ensure a smooth transition. She works with the SEND team and subject leaders to plan the transition and induction programme for all new students. Our aim is to maintain the momentum of progress of all students regardless of background and ensure additional support and intervention is accessed in a timely manner.

Transition Sept 2022

For further information please see our Year 7 Transition Booklet 2022.

Year 7 Transition Booklet : 2022



Enrichment information

Ashworth Valley information


Pastoral: Behaviour, uniform and equipment

A Typical Day at Edgar Wood Academy


To celebrate Interfaith Week pupils had interesting assemblies delivered from three different religious perspectives. They also had a scavenger hunt in the library (with a few tasty treats) and foods related to religions on the menu at lunch time!
@EdgarWoodAc - November 24
U13 Basketball Team competed in the U14 Rochdale Schools District Tournament last week. They finished the night with 1 W, 1D and 2 L. A very good set of results given the fact they are playing up an age group. Next tournament for them is on the 30/11/2022, good luck!
@EdgarWoodAc - November 23
Lovely wreath made in todays Arts & Crafts enrichment
@EdgarWoodAc - November 22
First week of practical at has gone incredibly well. Every student has reached exceeded my expectations. I am very proud of what they have achieved so far. 👍👍👍 On to the final day!
@EdgarWoodAc - November 11
Subject specific books are now available at the library! Our first Technology based book on the shelf is the classic "Cradle to cradle" by the chemist Michael Braungart and the architect William McDonough. Hard hitting stuff. A must read for future designers.
@EdgarWoodAc - November 11
**GEOGRAPHY COMPETITION** - Deadline is Monday 5th December To enter students should take a photograph/draw/paint an image of human, physical and/or environmental geography. Entries should be posted on either teams or deliver to room 02.09
@EdgarWoodAc - November 10
Congratulations to the Year 7 boys indoor football team, coming 4th in Rochdale at last night finals held at our very own Edgar Wood Academy!
@EdgarWoodAc - November 10
Last week our Year 7s were treated to an exceptional performance from Rochdale Music Service! This was to enthuse and inspire our students to learn a musical instrument. All the information needed is in letters that were given out after the performances and presentations.
@EdgarWoodAc - November 8
Hollin Children’s Centre has a new 5-week course with the Money Advice Service. It highlights ways of helping you save money and how to support your child to develop positive money habits.
@EdgarWoodAc - November 7
Great turn out for extra-curricular basketball last night. Take a look at our extra-curricular timetable for other sporting opportunities!
@EdgarWoodAc - November 4
What an amazing start to Food Technology practicals it has been for Year 7 students at . Moroccan deli-style couscous, focussing on knife skills. Well done all! 1/3
@EdgarWoodAc - November 4
Year 8 have created some excellent pieces of homework in English! Students were invited to read articles from the Bristish Library centered upon: the origins of the gothic, feminism & sci-fi plus influences behind the novel Frankenstein! What amazing work!
@EdgarWoodAc - October 21
Last week, Edgar Wood Library commenced a series of spooky readings - this will continue this week with special guest appearances from Frankenstein & The Witches from Macbeth! Last Thursday, Mrs. Gaughan-Pollard read a terrifying extract from Dracula.
@EdgarWoodAc - October 17
Lunch time here at Edgar Wood! Delicious & nutritious hot meals and sandwiches, as well as a huge choice of desserts. Our student's wellbeing is at the heart of all we do, and lunchtime is a time to refuel and replenish with friends!
@EdgarWoodAc - October 13
We are proud to offer our students a broad and balanced curriculum and this year our curriculum has expanded with our facilities! Technology is one of our new subjects and here are some amazing examples of student work!
@EdgarWoodAc - October 12
The end of our first year in temporary accommodation and the start of our second year in our new building! Having brand new facilities is wonderful - but it is the people, staff and students, that makes our school community a happy and successful place!
@EdgarWoodAc - October 7