Transition Information

Important information for our Welcome Days & Welcome Evening 2024

  • Students should come directly to Wreake, they should not go to their Primary school first.
  • On both days students are expected to be on the school site at 8.30am ready to start the day at 8.35am. Students should come to the Year 7 area in front of Reception at the front of the school. Staff will be there from 8.15am to greet students and direct them to where they need to line up.
  • If you are dropping your child off please be aware that the carpark is extremely busy at this time of day and there is no onsite carparking available. Please be mindful to drop your child off at a safe point where they can enter the school site without having to cross the busy carpark. Please avoid dropping off anywhere that blocks the flow of other traffic.  Please do not use the Leisure Centre carpark.
  • The Welcome Days will finish at 2.30pm. Students will then be allowed to go home.
    Please ensure that your child knows the arrangements that you have made for them to get home. 
    If you are meeting your child please wait outside the school gates.
  • Students are expected to be in their primary school uniform, they should wear footwear that allows them to participate in PE lessons.
  • Students will need to bring a packed lunch and a refillable water bottle on both Welcome Days.
  • If your child is eligible for Free School Meals and requires a Free School Meal packed lunch for the Welcome Days please indicate this form –
  • Students will need to bring a pencil case, with a pen, pencil, eraser, and ruler.
  • If your child will come to school on the school bus in August and would like to request to come on the school bus for the Transition days please complete the form below no later than Wednesday 26th June – requests received after this date may not be fulfilled. Seats are offered subject to availability.

Administrations of Medicines


  • If your child has any medical issues and requires medication to be administered during the Welcome Days, please bring the medication, clearly marked with the pharmacy label, which has your child’s name and dosage of medication on and bring this to Reception when you drop your child off or beforehand if that is easier.  You will be asked to complete a consent form to allow us to administer the medication.
    Should your child require emergency or controlled mediation ie: Epipen/Inhaler/ADHD/Insulin  please contact our Medical Coordinator

New Year 7 Welcome Evening for Parents Wednesday 3rd July 6pm

The Welcome Evening will include a presentation in the theatre from our new Headteacher, SENDCo and other key members of staff, followed by an opportunity to talk to staff and ask questions. Uniform will be available to try for size for anyone who was unable to make the previous Uniform Drop In sessions.

The details for the Welcome Evening are as follows:

  • Wreake Valley Academy – Wednesday 3rd July – 6.00pm
  • Please see below for details on how to book a place.
  • The evening is primarily aimed at parents though we appreciate that some parents will need to bring their children along too.
  • The evening should last around an hour
  • If you are unable to attend the meeting for any reason, we will be sharing any slides/information on our website after the event.

How to book your place at our Parents’ Welcome Evening
Details for how to book a place at our Welcome Evening on Wednesday 3rd July can be found below.  You will need to select which presentation from the Headteacher you wish to attend, either the presentation at the start of the evening or at the end. You do not need to attend both.

Plan for the evening:

6pm – 6.15pm Headteacher’s talk session 1

6.15pm – 6.45pm Meet your child’s Tutor – All parents to attend

6.45pm – 7.00pm Headteacher’s talk session 2

Please select which time you wish to book for the Headteachers talk, we have 2 sessions available 6pm – 6.15pm and 6.45pm – 7.00pm.
You only need to select one of the Headteachers talks to attend.
All parents and carers should attend the meeting with your child’s tutor.

To book for the 6pm Headteacher’s talk click here:

To book for the 6.45pm Headteacher’s talk click here:

Transition Information 2024

Parents of Year 6 pupils across the country will find out on Friday 1st March which Secondary School their child has been allocated a place at.  This information will be sent to you by email from Leicestershire County Council or Leicester City Council to the email address that you put on the Admissions form you submitted online last October.

Week commencing 4th March Bradgate Secondary Schools – The Roundhill Academy and Wreake Valley Academy – will contact you to by email with a Welcome letter, which will give details of our Transition Programme.

This year to help make the Transition process as simple and seamless as possible for parents as well as pupils, we are holding a Transition Information Evening in March at each school.

The evening will allow you to meet key members of staff.  We will talk you through what to expect from us; both in terms of Transition and when your child’s starts with us in August.  We will explain the importance of the information that we will collect from you and from your child’s primary school and how we use this information to put our tutor groups together.  We will also inform  you about Uniform and where to purchase this.

All Transition Information sent out to parents/carers can be found below:

Wreake Valley Year 5 Taster Sessions – sent out via Primary schools 18th March 2024

Acceptable Use Policy All Secondary Students For Student Information Forms – sent out 15th March 2024
Home School Agreement WVA 2024  – sent out 15th March 2024
WVA School Privacy Notice  – sent out 15th March 2024
Cover Letter For Student Information Form – sent out 15th March 2024

WREAKE Transition Plan – sent out 5th March 2024
Welcome Letter For Aug 2024 Intake WREAKE – sent out 5th March 2024

Dates for your Diaries

Monday 10th June 3.30 – 6.00pm
Uniform Drop in Session

Wednesday 19th June 3.30 – 6.00pm
Uniform Drop in Session

June 24th & 27th 9.00am – 12.00pm
SEND Orientation days

Tuesday 25th June
Additional Transition day for lone students

Friday 28th June 
SEND Parents’ meetings

Wednesday 3rd & Thursday 4th July
Welcome days for new Year 7 students

Wednesday 3rd July 5.45pm – 7.00pm
New Year 7 Parents’ Evening

Thursday 29th August 2024
School Opens