Moving up from Year 6

Congratulations on your child gaining their place at Manchester Health Academy!

We are looking forward to meeting you and your child as they prepare for their transition at secondary school.  We have a well-established transition programme designed to help them, and you, feel ready and confident for the big day in September. To get you started, please see the following dates for your diary, and also the Moving Up preparation materials and links to more information below.

Key dates


Transition Teacher starts work in Partnership Primary Schools

Our Transition Teacher starts attending our Partnership Primary Schools to begin getting to know pupils from an academic point of view.


Manchester Health Academy Visit Primary Schools

Members of our team will visit your child and their primary school teacher.

Year 6 Taster Week

24th June – 28th June – your child will have the opportunity to visit the Academy.


Open Evening for Parents/Carers and Students 

You will get the chance to meet the Principal and your child’s form tutor and find out more about the Academy.

Transition Day

Your child will be invited to spend the day with other students who will be attending Manchester Health Academy with them in September.

A light breakfast will be served for children who arrive from 8am, for a 9am start to the day.


The First Day! Manchester Health Academy Re-opens for the new Academic Year

Students need to arrive at the times below and go directly to the assembly hall via the community entrance.  Please note that only Year 7 students are to arrive at 8.40am; the Academy will not be open for other years at this time. Students in other year groups should only arrive in time for their assembly as below.

  • 8.40am – Year 7 arrival and welcome assembly
  • 9.20am – Year 8 arrival and welcome assembly
  • 9.50am – Year 9 arrival and welcome assembly
  • 10.15am – Year 10 arrival and welcome assembly
  • 10.40am – Year 11 arrival and welcome assembly


Coffee Morning for Parents/Carers

Parents/Carers of Year 7 students are invited to join staff for coffee while your child settles in on their first day – 9am in The Hub.

If you or you child have any questions about transition to Manchester Health Academy please e-mail us at [email protected]

Useful Links

Support for Parents and Carers

Supporting Your Child’s Learning

Parent Forum, Parent Governors and Coffee Mornings

School Meals

Free School Meals


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