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




Enrichment information


Ashworth Valley information



Pastoral: Behaviour, uniform and equipment



A Typical Day at Edgar Wood Academy



Congrats to our y7 5 a-side team who finished 2nd in Thursday's tournament. They are now through to next week's final! The team played some fantastic football and made us extremely proud by cheering each other on and showing respect & empathy to the other teams. Well done!
@EdgarWoodAc - November 27
We've had so many examples of responsibility reward points this term we'd be hard pressed to pick the best!
@EdgarWoodAc - September 27
We're really proud of all the ways students have shown empathy this term. Lots of teachers have noticed kind and sensitive behaviour towards others, including our new Year 7s!
@EdgarWoodAc - September 27
Here are some of the fantastic reasons we've been giving out resilience reward points:Super attitude and workPerformed with confidence and pride. Well done.Asking curious questions
@EdgarWoodAc - September 27
We are delighted to invite prospective students and their parents/carers to our Open Evening on Weds 4th October. The event starts at 4.30pm and finishes at 7.30pm. Please use the link below to book a time slot for the evening
@EdgarWoodAc - September 19
We have over 30 stalls already confirmed with lots of food on offer! 11am until 3pm this Sunday at
@EdgarWoodAc - September 19