Year 6 Transition 2021-22

We are delighted that your child will be attending Outwood Academy City in September, and whilst this is not an ordinary year, please be assured that we are doing everything we can to ensure as smooth a transition from primary school to secondary school as possible, and we are keen to work with you to minimise any stress or anxiety this change for your child will create. We hope you find the information below useful but should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.

Transition Letters to Parents

Academy Uniform

Each new starter will receive a free uniform starter pack.

A comprehensive list of both the compulsory and optional academy uniform items can be found on the website by visiting

Uniform Supplier
Trutex is the academy’s only official supplier of uniform. Additional uniform should be ordered directly from Trutex at The academy’s LEA Code is LEA00644SC.

School shoes must be free of embellishments and decorations. No trainer-like shoes, boots, pumps or canvas-style shoes (including ‘Vans’) will be allowed. Heels should be no higher than 2.5cm/1 inch.

We have partnered with Wynsors to produce a booklet of their shoes which are compliant with our policy. This can be found on the website by visiting


Key Contacts

  • Mr Ryan Sheehan – Assistant Principal
  • Telephone: 0114 235 8120
  • Transition Email: for specific Transition queries:

Additional Transition Support, (SEND, Vulnerable)

We are currently in contact with primary schools to gather pastoral and academic data, so we are best placed to plan for all aspects of the students schooling, including any additional needs that they may have.

Transition Experience Arrangements

We are currently awaiting the release of the government guidance for the transition of Y6-7 students into schools. With this in mind, we are endeavouring to have some face to face contact during transition in the coming months to ensure that the necessities of starting secondary school are blended, whilst also clearly planning for students to gain the skills needed for the next stage in their academic life.

Virtual Tour of the Academy Videos


Open Evening

Please find below the links to this years virtual open evening. This includes a presentation from the Principal, Mr Downing and presentations from our departments and staff.

To take a virtual tour around the Academy please see the videos below.

Principal’s Presentation

Learning Manager’s Presentation

Department Information

Resources to try at home

Submit your questions

Please submit your questions on the form below. We will collate frequently asked questions and publish our responses on this page. For more personal questions we will contact you in person wherever possible

Submit your details

If you wish to be contacted with regards the transition process the please leave your details on the form below