Welcome to Woodham Academy. I’m delighted that your son/daughter will be joining us in September. Although hard to imagine, in five years time your child will be a young adult, ready to embark upon further education or training. We look forward to sharing this journey with you, working alongside you to ensure the best possible future for your child.

Andrew Bell


Year 7 students, for September 2022 intake, will start school on Tuesday 6th September 2022.

Moving Up


Your child’s transfer from primary to secondary school is both an exciting and daunting time. There are many new things to become familiar with and we believe that in order to ensure a smooth transition, your child needs support from us and from you. There may be concerns, queries or anxious feelings which are perfectly natural and, by working together as a partnership, we will succeed in preparing your child for the next stage in their education very quickly. At Woodham Academy, we run a number of events to help children to become familiar with the school before their transfer into Year 7. 

These include our staff visiting students in their primary schools and also students visiting Woodham Academy to spend a day with us.  This will allow students to familiarise themselves with teachers, the school building and to also experience a variety of lessons.  If students have Special Education Needs you may wish to contact the school to arrange further support.

Miss Abson
Miss AbsonHead of Learning Year 7 / Transition
Miss Abson is responsible for the progress of all students in Year 7. She will monitor your child’s attendance and punctuality too. She also deals with any problems students may have by liaising with parents and, where appropriate, outside agencies.
Miss Hardy & Miss O'Sullivan
Miss Hardy & Miss O'SullivanBehaviour Support Worker & Welfare Worker
Miss Hardy and Miss O'Sullivan are responsible for supporting the transfer of each child from primary school to Woodham Academy. Miss Hardy, Year 7 behaviour support worker, will support your child, ensuring that their behaviour in school allows for effective learning to take place. Miss O'Sullivan, Year 7 welfare worker, will support your child with any worries or concerns. This could be anything from a lost bag to friendship issues.

We will shortly be liaising with relevant staff in your child's primary school, gathering information to ensure individual needs are met.  We have increased the number of staff who will be working with our Year 7 students and your child will have several opportunities to meet this team, prior to them starting in September.  Our priority is to ensure that all students are happy in school and that they are aware of all the support that is available to them.  We hope that our transition activities between now and the end of Year 6 will relieve any anxieties or concerns your child may have, and leave them excited and enthusiastic about their next stage in their education. 

Year 7 Form Tutors

Your child will be allocated to a form tutor who will meet your child every day and help them settle into new routines. We aim to place students in a tutor group with at least one friend. The information that we receive from primary schools assists us in this process. These groups will be mixed ability. Students will receive a letter informing them about their tutor group and they will also have the opportunity to meet their tutor before starting with us in September.  

Important Documents

10.05.22 Letter to Parents


Year 6 Transition Information Booklet


The following forms need to be returned to Woodham Academy by Thursday 14th July 2022.  These are:


Student Admission Form


Photography Consent Letter and Form


Biometric Letter and Form


These can be printed off, completed and then returned to us via e-mail Y6transition@woodham.org.uk or by post. 

If you would like paper copies sent out to you in the post can you please request this by email Y6transition@woodham.org.uk providing your full name and address.

Our privacy notice can be found on our website.

Uniform Information and Orders

Woodham Academy School Uniform


  • Grey suit jacket with embroidered school logo (separate fit for male and female) to be worn at all times
  • Tie - each year group have a distinctive tie with the school logo (colours from September 2022)

           Year 7 – black/orange

           Year 8 – black/green

           Year 9 – black/yellow

           Year 10 – black/pink

           Year 11 – black/blue

  • White shirt (long or short sleeved)
  • Grey jumper with school logo (optional)
  • Black traditional school trouser or skirt. The skirt must be purchased from the suppliers.  No other skirts will be allowed.
  • Black leather or similar shoes (not trainer-style shoes, boots or plimsolls)


We are sure all students will look extremely smart in their uniform and take pride in their appearance as a student of Woodham Academy.  The suit jacket, tie, skirt (if selected) and PE kit must be purchased from SWI Ltd (our uniform suppliers).  The white shirt and black school trousers can be purchased independently from stockists of your choice.


Please note that from September 2021 the school tie and school skirt is different to previous years.


Woodham PE Kit


  • Unisex training top short sleeve – black/white
  • Boys training shorts – black/silver
  • Girls training shorts – black/silver
  • Unisex sports socks – black (optional)
  • Unisex quarter zip training top long sleeve – black/white (optional)
  • Unisex training pants – black/silver (optional)
  • Girls leggings – black/silver (optional)


For information on how to size your child, prices and how to order click on the following link.


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