Welcome to East Leake Academy

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to East Leake Academy (ELA), we are delighted that you have chosen our academy for the next steps in your child’s education. Transition is an exciting time and we really hope that your child enjoys their first experiences of the academy and it helps to ensure a smooth transition from year 6 to year 7.

Sending your child off to secondary school can be daunting but we are confident that they will quickly settle in and enjoy their time as a member of ELA.

For those pupils who have been offered a place at, it’s very important to accept this offer as soon as you can – parents/carers will need to do this through Nottinghamshire County Council – an email should have been received with instructions on how to do this.

We are here to support year 6 pupils with transition to secondary education.

East Leake Academy Transition Guide

Transition Guide 2022

Exciting dates for your diary

Transfer days

Our upcoming transfer days are on Monday 4 July, Tuesday 5 July and Wednesday 6 July:

  • Students will be expected to make their way to the academy for approximately 8.20am. Parents and carers are invited into the main hall until 8.30am if you wish to drop off your child and meet a small number of staff who are supporting transition days
  • Students do not need to wear their school uniform; they can wear other appropriate clothing, allowing them to participate in PE lessons.
  • Students will be expected to bring a bag and pencil case.
  • Students may bring a packed lunch or they are more than welcome to eat in our canteen. We suggest that students bring £4.00 if they wish to purchase a snack and lunch.

New parents’ evening

You are all welcome to attend our new parents’ evening Wednesday 6 July 2022 at 6.00 pm.  We do hope that you will be able to attend accompanied by your son or daughter.

The evening will commence with an introduction by Mr Francis, the senior leadership team and the transition team, in the school main hall. This will be followed by a short presentation from the year 7 pastoral lead from 6.30 pm:

There will be a chance to meet important staff like pastoral leads, senior leadership team and the SendCo.  At this time please have to hand your child’s completed data collection sheet.  (Your child will bring a blank data collection form, home with them on Monday 4 July.)

Please find below a list of the other specialist staff and departments who will be available for you to visit:

School uniform: Representatives from Academy School Uniforms will be in the library from 3.30 – 7.30 pm to sell new uniform and to answer your questions.

Enhanced learning:  Representatives of this department will be in room 120.  If you have any concerns relating to special needs they will be happy to discuss them with you.

First aid:  Mrs Arnone-Youlton, our first aider will be available to answer any questions you may have.

Catering: The Catering Manager will be present should you need to discuss any dietary requirements or questions regarding our canteen.

How East Leake Academy has helped us grow

Click on our year 7 tutor groups below to see what our current year 7 students have said about the support ELA has given them in their first year of secondary education.