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Year 6 Transition

Welcome to City of Derby Academy Year 6 students and your families,

We appreciate that coming to ‘big school’ is exciting and for some a little scary. My name is Mrs Bruce and I will be your Head of Year. We have spent the last month speaking to many of your teachers and reading lots about you and we can’t wait to see you in person. This page has been set up so that, until we do meet you and your parents, you can find out lots about CODA and ask any questions you have. We will update the information on here regularly and add any FAQs that you have.

Current Year 6 students are unlikely to be able to follow the usual transition programme into CoDA but rest assured, we will continue to do everything we can to ensure your child’s transfer from Year 6 to Year 7 is as smooth as possible.  That will include inviting you into school for tours and ‘meet the teacher’ sessions. Until then please feel free to contact us with any questions.

On this page you will find:

  • Virtual tours and welcome videos
  • Current Year 7’s top tips
  • Letters and booklets
  • Important dates
  • Frequently asked questions and their answers

Please do not hesitate to contact me: Mrs J Bruce

If you would like to discuss how we can help your child with a specific learning need please contact our SENDCo, Mrs Bancroft


Q –  How do we get the blazer and tie for Year 7’s in September.
A – The ties and blazers are given to all new starters in September. We have lots in stock and will give them out to students on the first day.

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