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Transition From Primary

We’re excited that you have chosen Co-op Academy Priesthorpe and look forward to meeting you in September!

Transitioning from Year 6 to Year 7 can be an overwhelming time.

The best people to speak to regarding your child’s transition are Mrs Cronshaw and Mrs Newsome. They do a great job preparing for September to ensure everything is in place when they start with us at Priesthorpe!

Got any questions? Get in touch


Welcome from our Headteacher

Welcome to Priesthorpe!

A very warm welcome to parents, carers and the newest members of our Priesthorpe community, the students who, in September, will embark on their exciting new journey into secondary school education when they start Year 7. 

‘Relationships’ and ‘Resilience’, two of the golden strands that underpin what parents continue to tell us is a special ethos at Priesthorpe, play a significant part in the transition process from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3. They are central to our focus on:

  • Social adjustment (developing new friendships and building self-esteem)
  • Institutional adjustment (settling well and getting used to new routines)

You and your child join our community at a very exciting time. In July 2017, Priesthorpe joined the Co-op Academies Trust. We have realised strong Key Stage 4 progress outcomes each year, since joining the Trust. The progress students realise at Key Stage 3 provides the ideal platform for these achievements; achievements which are underpinned by high expectations, no excuses, and great teaching and learning.

Thank you for choosing Priesthorpe. It is a responsibility we take very seriously. We very much look forward to working with you closely over the coming years, as we work together to nurture, develop and support your child in helping them become the best they can be.

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Helpful Links

For all new parents, it can be daunting sending your children to a new school, here are some helpful links which we think will help you get to know us better and prepare you for what is a huge change for your child. 

Meet Year 7 Team 

The people in our academy are what make it special and our staff are the people who will help your child settle in, find out about them here. 


Student Support

Ensuring children are supported in their learning helps them achieve their potential, see how we do that at our school below. 


Our Curriculum 

We have a diverse curriculum, with many different subjects on offer for your child, find out more about what they will be learning on our Curriculum page. 


Behaviour and Expectations

We have clear expectations for our students to ensure our school is an enjoyable place for our students to be, and so that everyone achieves, learn about what we will expect from your child below.