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



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Pastoral: Behaviour, uniform and equipment

A Typical Day at Edgar Wood Academy


@EdgarWoodAc - March 14
Today we celebrated our very first in our new building! We started off with an amazing live virtual visit from the legendary author Sir Michael Morpurgo. Then it was on to some amazing lessons in MFL, Humanities, English & more which focused on the importance of reading.
@EdgarWoodAc - March 2
Our LGBT+ Group and allies are celebrating LGBT+ History Month. There will be a scavenger hunt in the library tomorrow and a bake sale at break/lunch on Weds, raising money for the mental health charity Mind. If pupils wish, they can donate money or buy a baked goods from 50p
@EdgarWoodAc - February 13
The Book Fair has arrived at Edgar Wood Academy! Come and browse a fabulous range of books from all genres. We will be open to parents and carers Weds 5:30pm- 6:30pm, Thurs 5pm- 6pm and Fri 3:15pm to 4:15pm. Payments can be made in cash, gift voucher or the online payment system
@EdgarWoodAc - February 7
was delighted to welcome the renowned educationalist to work with staff at the school and the Trust on ‘Teaching so students will never forget’. The session was streamed to schools across Rochdale and allowed staff to focus on strategies 1/2
@EdgarWoodAc - February 6
Set up is underway for the performance of 'Shut up I'm Dreaming' created and performed by in conjunction with We are so grateful to have such a meaningful show come to perform for Year 8! Thanks to and all creative teams involved!
@EdgarWoodAc - January 20
Pupils have been creating Book Blankets in their library lessons this week. We have been working alongside Rochdale Open University to develop Reading for Pleasure. They have allowed teachers to delve into their pupils’ reading tastes and inspired others with their chosen books.
@EdgarWoodAc - January 10