Primary to Secondary Transition

We are looking forward to welcoming our new intake of students into Year 7 in September 2017. At Greensward Academy we offer all our students a broad and balanced curriculum together with an impressive extra-curricular programme of clubs and activities in a wide variety of subjects and sports which can be viewed here.

We have high standards and expectations of our students and high quality staff who are always willing to help and support both in lessons and pastorally and whose aim is to ensure every student achieves their best. Secondary school is very different to primary school; students are put into forms of approximately thirty students, each with their own tutor who will generally stay with them until they leave in Year 11. Each subject will be taught by a different teacher who is a specialist in that area. Sometimes they will have more than one teacher per subject. Students will be set in all subjects according to their ability.

Who's Who

Year 7 is led by Mr C Butterworth who is a static Head of Year and who will meet with parents during the primary transition process either during your personal consultation meetings or at the parents' information evening. Years 7 and 8 form the Lower School and this is led by Miss N Geeson, Director of Lower School, who will be joining us in September. Overall in charge of Student Development is Mrs F Hill-David, Vice Principal who is also the named person for Child Protection. And of course, Mrs K Scarnell is the Principal.

Mrs D Camy is our Admissions Officer and she is in charge of the administration of the admissions and the transition process and will be happy to answer any queries you may have regarding this. Email: Phone: 01702 202571 ext 1259

What happens now?

July 2017 - Two day induction will be held (details in new starter pack). Final details/first day letter will be sent out. Students will also received their Student Guide.

4 September 2017 - Year 7 Bonding Day.


September 2018 Intake

To access information on how to apply for a place in the September 17/18 academic year, please follow this link to the Essex website and the secondary education booklet:

Greensward Academy's determined admission arrangements can be viewed here