I hope this finds you well and the new year has started smoothly.
I’m aware that you may have had these dates already, but I wanted to write personally to ask that you publicise them to your Y5 & 6 parents.
·KAA Y6 Open Mornings – Monday 20th September, Tuesday 21st September and Wednesday 22nd September (9.15am-10.30am)
·KAA Y6 Open Evening – Thursday 23rd September (5pm-7.30pm)
Parents can register via our website at https://kaa.org.uk/admissions/academy-open-days/ - this is especially important for Open Mornings where space is limited.
We have a flyer advertising these which I will send some copies out to you all about – please share with parents. I have attached this and our prospectus to this email.
A final point is that if any of you feel it would be helpful for me or one of my team to come and talk to parents directly at your school one afternoon in Sept or Oct, please let me know and we will do our best to set this up.
Dear Headteacher/Year 6 Transition Lead,
Finding the right secondary school for Year 6 students can be a challenging process for parents. To help make the process as simple and as easy as possible for parents, Hammersmith Academy has put together a menu of different events and resources.
We will be welcoming prospective parents to the Academy once again this term. The Open Events offer prospective parents and students the chance to experience the Academy’s ethos and state-of-the-art facilities.
The key dates are as follows:
Parents will need to book in order to participate in the events and they can do so here:
Click here to book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/171046303097
Click here to book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/171261767557
Click here to book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/171727861657
Applicants must complete a banding test as part of the admission criteria. The early banding test can be sat if parents prefer to know the band in which their child will be placed, prior to their application being submitted.
Early Banding Test – Saturday 25th September 2021 – Please register for this early test by clicking this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc3AZZXOIzlEbPCmtiEaqMgSsyrvohSmUbmvdyUyihZ7_sltQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
Fair Banding – Saturday 27th November 2021 – Registration not required, applicants will be automatically invited once they have applied for their secondary school choices.
Fair Banding – Saturday 4th December 2021 – Registration not required, applicants will be automatically invited once they have applied for their secondary school choices.
Virtual Classroom Visit
Our transition team can visit your Year 6 classes via zoom to talk about life in secondary school and take them on a virtual tour of the Academy. The team will also be on hand to answer questions from students aided by a Year 7 student.
If you would like to sign your Year 6 classes up to this, please register here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/M8PXFYZ
Your Events for Parents
If you would like our transition team to represent the Academy at one of your transition events/fairs to provide information to your Year 6 parents, please drop our team an email on firstname.lastname@example.org. We always try to accommodate visits as best we can.
Resources for Prospective Parents
Our website contains all the information prospective parents will be looking for over the course of the secondary school selection and application process. Please do share the following link with your parents: https://www.hammersmithacademy.org/admissions/
Thank you for sharing this information with your parents. If parents have any queries, please direct them to our admission team on email@example.com who will be more than happy to assist.