Transition 2022

Hello! Thank you for choosing Consett Academy as your secondary school of choice!

Welcome to our transition page where we hope to answer any questions you may have. If you can’t find what you’re looking for please email

First why don’t you hear a little bit of advice from our current Year 7’s –

Our Year 7 students give advice to Year 6 students before they start Consett Academy


What if I don’t know my way around school?

Don’t worry! You’re not the only new starter so everyone is finding their feet. You will be given a map of the school and there are signs around the school to help you. Your class will move together after lessons and there are teachers around to help you between classes.

What if I don’t know anyone in my class?

We run a number of transitional activities so that you can get to know other students starting in September. If you can’t make it to these events, after a few days in school you will have spent time in lessons getting to know your new classmates.

Upcoming events

We have a range of activities available to our Year 5 & 6 students looking to come to Consett Academy so that you can get as familiar as possible with our school.

Y6 Parent Coffee Mornings

We have been hosting Friday Coffee mornings that give you the chance to have any early queries answered and also see the school. David Wheelhouse – our Transition Lead hosts these events.

Please email him on to register a place for either Friday 10th June or Friday 17th June.

Student Transition Days

We are delighted to welcome back students to take part in this event in person rather than the previous virtual event. We want to make this a valuable experience so have increased this to 34 consecutive days from Tuesday 28th June to Thursday 30th June. Students will be immersed into life lessons and expectations at Consett Academy, giving them a flavour of what to expect. Students with SEN will be in addition offered dates prior to this, helping to reduce any worries or anxieties before the 3 transition days.

Parent Induction Evening

We would like to invite you to attend in person on the evening of Tuesday 28th June where we will share relevant information in the lead up to September, and to answer any questions you may have. This is also an opportunity to have a student led tour of our school to get an insight into life at Consett Academy.

 Please use this link  to register your preferred time.

Summer School

We will be sending information to your child’s Primary School soon about the Summer School we will be offering in August and how they can sign up for this.

If you’d like to come for a visit to our school outside of these events, please get in touch with us.

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