We are so excited to be able to welcome you to Ark Burlington Danes Academy! There's lots of infrmation below about how and when you'll be able to visit the school, and on this webpage you will find all of the information that you will need to help make your transition as easy as possible.
We sent welcome letters to all families who have been offered a place with us on March 1st, so we hope you received these.
(If you would like a place in our new Year 7 cohort and have not received a welcome letter, please email email@example.com with your name and number and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.)
Here are some of the many ways in which we will support your child with their transition to secondary school in March:
- We will be are glad to offer three holding a Open Mornings and Parent Tours where you can hear directly from our Principal and other key staff about what we can offer your child and you can ask any questions that you may have. Sign up for one of our parent tours below so we can welcome you to our BDA family! Tours take place on Tuesday 8th March, Wednessday 9th March, Thursday 9th March, Friday 18th March from 8.45-9.45am.
- Taster lessons are available on our website here so that your child can sample life in the Year 7 classroom and take part in some fun and engaging activities across the curriculum.
- All families will receive a welcome phone call from a member of our staff team before Easter to gather more information from the person who knows your child best – you – about how we can best support your child academically and pastorally in preparation for September.
In addition, in recognition of how challenging the last year has been for many families, we are also providing every child who joins our Year 7 cohort in September with a FREE blazer, school bag and chromebook to ensure that they are ready for learning.
We will be providing even more exciting transition events in the summer term, including an Induction Day on 11th July and a comprehensive induction programme in September that takes into consideration the needs of every child to support a smooth transition as a member of our BDA family.
We partner with Khalsa Schoolwear to provide your child with a high quality uniform that will survive the trials and tribulations of secondary school days. You can find their online uniform shop here.
In recognition of the challenges this year has brought to many families, we are proud to be able to offer all new Year 7 students a free blazer and free schoolbag along with a free chromebook to welcome them to our BDA family.
The school will also be hosting two school uniform pop up shops on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th July. At this uniform shop you will also be able to meet some key members of staff and receive some BDA goodies, ready for September.
We also really want to hear from you! We would love to receive a short video from you telling us about who you are, what you like and what you are most looking forward to (and maybe even what you are a little bit worried about) about coming to secondary school!
Please send us your videos at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can start to get to know you, just like you are getting to know us!
If you have any further questions about anything at all, please do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com, remembering to include your child’s name and a return telephone number and someone will be in touch with you as soon as possible.
Assistant Principal – Inclusion (Safeguarding, Transition and SENDCo)
Ark Burlington Danes Academy