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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 Mr Cholerton and I will be your Head of Year, Mrs Richards will be your Deputy 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.

I am disappointed that the Moving Up Day to the City of Derby Academy on Friday 23rd July 2021 is cancelled. This is due to increasing cases of Covid within our locality and we feel this is the safest option for pupils and staff.

I understand that making the transition to secondary is a worrying time for your child and they will be disappointed with this decision. As school, we know how important a Moving Up Day is to prepare year 6 pupils for secondary school. In September, Year 7 will be our first year group to start the new term so all of the opportunities they would have experienced will happen in September. Please read the letter below for more information:


Coronavirus is still within our communities and having detrimental impacts on people’s lives. Due to this, systems of control will still be in place in all schools when we start back in September 2021. Therefore, there are a number of important pieces of information that parents will need to know before their child can return to school in September 2021. I have included a copy of our CoDA September Guidance booklet below that you will need to familiarise yourself with:


You will have also received a transition booklet which will give you key information about the City of Derby Academy. If you have any questions or concerns, then please don’t hesitate to contact me or Mrs Richards on (01332) 270450. Alternatively, you can email us at or

In the mean time if you would like more information and to view a Virtual Tour of the school please click the link below:

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