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 2023

For further information please see our year 7 Transition Booklet 2023.

Year 7 Transition Booklet : 2023




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A Typical Day at Edgar Wood Academy



Thank you so much to and for welcoming our Y9s to the KPMG offices in central Manchester today. Some of our Y9s have already been heard saying "I want to work at KPMG"!
@EdgarWoodAc - April 25
Over HT3 and 4, Y9 have been taking part in . They have found out about local charities and honed their public speaking skills. Y9 have really enjoyed the project.
@EdgarWoodAc - March 28
We're so proud of our Y9s who presented to an audience of more than a hundred people yesterday as part of the  project. They all showed brilliant resilience, responsibility and courage.
@EdgarWoodAc - March 28
Now that's what we call A2L 4! What a stunning summative assessment from Isabella in Y9
@EdgarWoodAc - March 28
Congratulations to 9G who won the EWA Competition! They presented brilliantly and won £1000 for their chosen charity: Heywood Little Monkeys!
@EdgarWoodAc - March 28
@EdgarWoodAc - March 27
On Friday, Y9 students chosen to represent their forms in the First Give project took part in a speaking presentation skills workshop. They did a fantastic job and we can't wait for the First Give Final on Wednesday.
@EdgarWoodAc - March 26
On Friday, 9G organised a bake sale to raise money for Heywood Little Monkeys as part of the First Give project. They raised an amazing £194! Well done 9G!
@EdgarWoodAc - March 25
Last week, pupils took part in the very first English department celebratory breakfast. Pupils who completed Hungry For More projects and who have gone above and beyond received a golden ticket to the event. Well done everyone!! Team English! Team EWA
@EdgarWoodAc - March 25
9G are hosting a bake sale fundraiser to collect money for Heywood children's charity - Little Monkeys on Friday the 22nd of March during both lunch times. If you would like to donate towards this incredible charity, please bring money into the school to buy a cake or two.
@EdgarWoodAc - March 20
This week we are preparing for a very special event in the English department. Pupils who have completed Hungry For More projects have received a golden ticket which gives them access to an English department celebratory breakfast. Well done all!
@EdgarWoodAc - March 18
Happy World Book Day 2024 from all Edgar Wood Academy staff! We hope students enjoyed all the activities on offer today
@EdgarWoodAc - March 7
Some Year 9 Math's students completed a challenge day at RSFC yesterday, coming an amazing 2nd place! Well done to all involved!
@EdgarWoodAc - February 8