A big welcome to our new Year 7 students
This week families of 10-11 year olds will be finding out which secondary school they have been given a place at. Congratulations to all those that have got a place at Co-op Academy Manchester!
As we are oversubscribed, there may be some disappointed families. Please note that all appeals are handled by Manchester City Council https://www.manchester.gov.uk/admissions
Moving to secondary school is a big change, and we want to assure families that over the next few months we will be doing a great deal to get you ready for ‘big school’.
Key transition dates
March – April: families are asked to contact us and confirm that they accept the place.
May – June: we start speaking to primary schools to identify any pupils who might require extra support through the transition process. This includes pupils with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and pupils who might be more anxious than their peers about moving on. Our specialist teams will make appointments for extra visits for these pupils.
At the start of July we run a number of events, including:
- inviting all our new pupils to join us for three full days from Monday 6 July. We will write to parents and carers with full details nearer the time, but these days will give pupils a chance to find their way around, meet students and staff and get ready for September.
- an extra, smaller transition day on a Saturday for SEND and vulnerable students
- a parents’ information evening
- a uniform collection day
Wednesday 2 September (first day): the start of the day is staggered so that our new students have a chance to get used to things before the older students return.
October: a settling-in evening will give parents and careers the chance to speak to us and ask any questions, plus ensure they are fully set up for our communications and payments systems. Of course, our Heads of Year (known here as Learning & Pastoral Support Officers or LPSOs) will always be contactable for any concerns.
Our website cam.coop is full of useful information that you may wish to familiarise yourself with. The most popular pages are term dates and holidays, uniform expectations, extra-curricular opportunities, lunches and payments, homework and absence/attendance information.
We recommend that you now download the My Ed smartphone app from your app store. It has lots of useful information and, in September, it will start showing personalised information about your child.
If your child is entitled to Free School Meals, please note that you will have to apply again – find out more on our Free School Meals page.
If you have any more questions, please get in touch. You can contact reception on 0161 795 3005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Mrs Baldwin is the Senior Leader responsible for transition.
Once more, congratulations on getting a place. We very much look forward to meeting you and your child soon.
From all the staff and students at Co-op Academy Manchester