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?

National Offer Day – Parents/Carers would have received confirmation from their local authority about which school their child has been allocated for September 2018. Greensward Academy will send a letter and an Admissions Form to those successful in gaining a place on 8 March 2018. It is vital that the Admissions Form is fully completed and returned to Mrs Camy by Monday 19 March 2018.

Appeals and Waiting List – Please contact Mrs Camy for further information.

The New Starter Pack has been emailed to parents. This contains all sorts of useful information such as uniform, induction day (10 July 2018) and term dates. The reply form should be completed and returned to Mrs Camy by Friday 29 June. Paper copies of this booklet will be available at the Parents Evening on Thursday 21 June.


September 2019 Intake

The application period for the September 2019 intake will open on 12 September 2018 and the statutory national closing date will be 31 October 2018.

To access information on how to apply for a place, please follow this link to the Essex website and the secondary education booklet:

Greensward Academy's determined admission arrangements can be viewed here