Unfortunately, we are unable to offer a typical transition experience this year due to Covid-19
There is no doubt that for Year 6 children, the circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic have come at a difficult time and we really hope that we can provide support and reassurance to help you and them look forward to the next stage of their academic journey.
The identification process for children who may require additional support remains the same. We will be holding additional meetings with Primary Schools and contacting parents where possible.
As we are unable to invite our future Year 7 cohort into the Academy before the summer holidays, we will be showcasing as much of the Academy on our website as possible.
You can access a virtual tour of the Academy by clicking on the videos below. You will also find welcome messages from our staff and current Year 7 students.
We will be providing a range of resources that can be completed at home and we aim to ‘meet’ all future Year 7s virtually, through a link with Primary Schools.
Each new starter will receive a free uniform starter pack, if you have yet to order your uniform bundle please contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our supplier, Trutex, have informed us that any uniform bundle NOT ordered by Friday 19th June 2020 will NOT be available for collection on our Uniform Distribution Day (14.8.20).
The LEA Code for Outwood Academy City (which you will need to place your uniform order) is LEA00644SC.
Our Uniform collection date will be Friday 14th August 2020 (for orders placed BEFORE 19.6.20 only). Trutex will be available on this date to assist with any queries, such as incorrect sizing or missing items. We will contact you again nearer the collection date with arrangements for the day, as we will need to ensure that we practice social distancing and appropriate safeguarding for yourselves and staff.
Should you discover that the uniform you have ordered does not fit, there will be a return and exchange day held on Tuesday 18th August 2020. Again, it will be necessary to manage this day carefully to protect everyone and further details will be given nearer the time.
Any further uniform required will need to be ordered from Trutex directly via www.trutex.com
Parents will have to register with Trutex on ‘School Specific Uniform’ and ‘Create an Account’ (if you have not done so in the past). Then enter the LEA code for ‘my school’ (LEA00644SC).
Should you need to amend an old account, go into ‘Your Account’ at the top of the screen and select ‘My Schools’ from the side drop down menu, which should then have an area that says ‘New School?’ and enter the LEA code there.
Parents can also reach the Trutex Direct Customer Service team by telephone on 01200 421206 to place orders using the LEA code.
Parents’ Information Evening & Parent Information Booklet